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15 Apr 2011
Mitsubishi Concept Global Small creates big waves ...

Mitsubishi Motors put on a great show at the recent 32nd Bangkok International Motor Show, held at the city’s largest exhibition centre, IMPACT. The main star of the Mitsubishi Motors stand was the Concept Global Small, making its Asian debut in Thailand. Alongside the concept car, MMC also paraded the i-MiEV electric car and the full range of cars sold in the Thai market.


The Concept Global Small is a compact B-Segment model that will have a next-generation architecture with built-in flexibility to accommodate customer requirements in all world markets, from ASEAN to Europe. Production of the finalised version will start in March 2012 and the global production hub for the car is in Thailand, at Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in the Chonburi province.

To be powered by a 1.0L and 1.2L compact MIVEC engine equipped with Auto Stop & Go and regenerative braking, and paired to a CVT or manual transmission, the 3.74 metre Concept Global Small conforms to Thailand’s Eco-car project, which means that the starting price will be below 400,000 baht. Fuel efficiency and eco-friendly performance are the main points – CO2 emissions are expected to be in the mid 90 g/km range.

“The Global Small will be one of the first, of a new wave of down-sized compact cars which is the next-generation compact vehicle developed around 3 principles for both emerging and developed markets, namely “Environmentally-friendly”, “Value for money” and “Handy in use”. It will be very compact at about 3.7 m., seats five adults comfortably, high fuel efficiency with CO2 emission in the mid- 90 g/km in case of 1.0 liter engine for Europe market,” said Mr Gayu Uesugi, Managing Director of Product Projects & Strategy at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

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