Combined with 2 other Concepts Mitsubishi had launched at the Tokyo Motor Show, the new Mitsubishi XR-PHEV concept oozes futuristic charm with a whole new level of technology that vehicles in this day and age are yet to see included let alone thought possible for a car! The XR-PHEV is the concept in which the new 2015 ASX will base itself on and from the feedback at the motor show we can wait until it arrives here in the 2nd quarter of 2015.
MMC will display a total of 12 vehicles (six during press days), including vehicles already on sale in Europe, at the Geneva International Motor Show, March 1st to March 13th at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 3rd). The vehicles on display will be in addition to the 100 per cent electric i-MiEV, of which approximately 2,500units*1 have been shipped to Europe in the three months since start of production and shipment in October 2010.
*1: This number includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO.
The Mitsubishi Concept Global Small is the concept model of the compact passenger vehicle that is planned for production from March 2012 at MMC’s new, third factory in Thailand.
The Mitsubishi Concept Global Smallfeatures qualities inherent in a compact car such as good maneuverability and easy operation. This is accomplished in a highly efficient package that can comfortably seat five adults. In addition, the MitsubishiConcept Global Smallachieves top-of-class fuel efficiency, with CO2emissions in the mid-90g/km range due to:
Display Vehicle List
|Model Name||No. of Vehicles||Notes|
|MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small||1||1||Concept car, show model|
|ASX||2||2||European-spec model,RVR in Japan, Outlander Sport in the United States|
|Pajero||–||1||Monteroor Shogun in some markets|
|L200||–||1||Built in Thailand|
|Lancer Sportback||–||1||Galant Fortis Sportbackin Japan|
|Lancer Evolution||–||1||Lancer Evolution Xin Japan|
|Colt||–||1||Built in Europe|
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) achieved record sales of 62,496 in 2010, representing a 9.6 per cent increase from 2009. Combined with strong growth in the SUV market and a number of record results, 2010 proved to be a successful year for the company.
In 2010, MMAL made history by introducing the first fully electric vehicle in volume production to the Australian market, with 112 i-MiEVs registered on VFacts.
Other highlights achieved by MMAL during 2010 included:
· Best ever annual result for Lancer with 23,076 sales
· Best ever annual result for Outlander with sales of 8,537
· Growth of 52.5 per cent in the total SUV market thanks to strong sales of Outlander, ASX, Challenger and Pajero
· Pajero sales increasing at double the market rate (32.5 per cent compared to 16.1 per cent) to reach a total of 6,986
· Another record year for Triton with sales of 16,578
· Strong sales of the new ASX, with 631 sold in December
MMAL president and CEO, Masahiko Takahashi, said the strong sales results for 2010 reflected the company’s commitment to providing customers with highly equipped vehicles at attractive prices.
“Mitsubishi is committed to sustainable, consistent growth, and I’m confident we can continue to consolidate our market share in 2011,” Takahashi said.
“We have a great product line-up to offer customers and we are determined to succeed.”
Sales of the new ASX are expected to strengthen as more stock becomes readily available in 2011, with 2,349 already sold in 2010.
Calendar year sales for the company totalled 62,496, an increase of 9.6 per cent over total sales for 2009. MMAL’s overall 2010 total market share remained steady at 6 per cent.