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Geneva 10' Preview: 2011 Mitsubishi ASX Crossover Premieres

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Mitsubishi is going to premiere the ASX compact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The ASX is the European version of the RVR that is set to go on sale in Japan next month.

The small crossover seats five and is going to be powered by a 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine with “Automatic Stop & Go” technology.

There’s no word yet on when we will eventually get this in the US.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to Premiere All-new ASX Compact Crossover at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

TOKYO, January 19th, 2010 — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will premiere its ASX all-new compact crossover from Tuesday March 2, 2010 to Sunday March 14, 2010 at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show held at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland.

The ASX is the European-spec version of the Japanese RVR, which is slated to go on sale in Japan from February 2010. MMC’s new compact crossover will seat 5 and will be sequentially introduced in European countries from late spring 2010, aimed at expanding MMC’s passenger car footprint in the region, following in the footsteps of the larger and recently redesigned Outlander mid-size crossover.

Amongst other available powertrains, the European-spec version will be fitted with an all-new Euro 5-compliant 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine jointly developed by MMC and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and will feature “Automatic Stop & Go” technology. Together with a 6-speed manual transmission, this combination will provide high environmental efficiency.