Monday, December 21, 2009

Mitsubishi Concept-RA With EVO X AWD System To Debut In Detroit

Mitsubishi has announced that it will premiere the “MITSUBISHI Concept-RA” at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 13. The coupe concept, which features the Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics control system driveline and the Twin Clutch SST automated manual transmission used in Lancer Evolution X, is powered by a new high-output, high-efficiency clean diesel engine

The 2.2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve diesel engine is fitted with a VD (Variable Diffuser)/VG (Variable Geometry) turbocharger. According to the Japanese carmaker, the diesel unit delivers a maximum output of 204 PS and maximum torque of 420 Nm (42.8 kg-m). In order to comply with U.S. emissions standards (Tier 2 Bin 5 emission regulations), the engine utilizes a new catalytic converter system that brings together diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), NOx trap catalyst (NTC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) technologies.

The “MITSUBISHI Concept-RA” is based on a new lightweight body structure using an aluminium space frame made from extruded aluminium sections and die-cast aluminium members. Additionally, the engine hood, fenders and other outer panels are made from high impact-resistance and easily recyclable plastic resin.

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