MT, PR, 19 April 2008.
Tokyo - Mitsubishi Motors
Corporation announced recently that it will be showing
the new Lancer Evolution (Lancer
Evolution X in Japan market) high-performance 4WD
sedan, which is to be launched on the Chinese market
this fall, at the Beijing International Motor Show.
The show opens for the press
tomorrow and for the public on April 24 at the Beijing
International Exhibition Center.
Also on display will be the
MITSUBISHI Concept-RA*1, which embodies the
fun-to-drive and heightened sensitivity for the
environment, and the Prototype-S sport hatchback
concept, both of which are being unveiled in the Asia
region for the first time.
Joining these on the Mitsubishi
Motors stand in a lineup of 13 models is the i MiEV
electric vehicle, currently being developed as a
symbol of the company's approach to environmental
issues and with a view to introduction on markets
In Mitsubishi Motors' new Step Up
2010 mid-term business plan announced on February 29,
the company designates China one of its
"focus" markets for the coming years.
The company plans to introduce six
new models into the market over the next three years,
including some built locally. The Lancer Evolution
will be the first of these new models.
Featuring Mitsubishi Motors' own S-AWC
(Super All Wheel Control) vehicle dynamics control
system, Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) and
other new technologies, this is a new-generation
high-performance 4WD sedan.
Lancer Evolution was well received at its Japan launch
last October, and the company has subsequently
introduced the model on the North American, European
(including Russia) and Australia markets. Its
forthcoming introduction in China means that the model
will be on sale in all of the world's major car