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Mitsubishi Pajero SUV coming to Paris

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As you can see from this teaser that was released on the company’s Japanese site, Mitsubishi is getting ready to update its Pajero SUV -called Shogun in the UK. The updated version will make its worldwide debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. Available in three or five door versions, the 2007 Pajero will also feature a new 3.8 litre V6 petrol engine.

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Mitsubishi Concept EVO X Rally Version

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Now this looks nice. These photos, allegedly taken from a cell-phone at the European Mitsubishi Design Centre in Frankfurt, Germany, shows a scale model prototype of what may very well be the Rally version of Mitusbishi’s long awaited EVO X -expected to be unveiled late 2007.
The photos (click to enlarge) where posted at a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO forum (EvolutionM.net). So much for the “No pictures allowed” sign at the bottom of car – LOL! Via Jalopnik

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Power to the People: New 366 Hp Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-360

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Mitsubishi UK is going to unveil a new, more powerful version of the Lancer Evolution IX at the British International Motor Show. A development of the FQ-340, the new FQ-360 features a 366 Hp version of Mitsubishi’s 2.0-litre turbo engine. According to Mitsubishi, the FQ-360 will sprint from 0-60 mph in an estimated 4.1 sec and top 160 mph. By comparison, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, takes 0.7sec longer to reach 60mph.

The FQ-360 has been developed by engineers from Mitsubishi UK’s motor sport and performance division, Ralliart, which was also responsible for the limited edition FQ-400. Orders can be placed at any Mitsubishi Ralliart dealer with first deliveries expected in September

Press release: Mitsubishi’s engineers sought to improve the performance of the 1997cc 4-cylinder 4G63 twin scroll turbo engine with the introduction of a high pressure fuel pump and a high-flow catalytic converter, both of which were employed in the FQ-400. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) has been fully reprogrammed to create a car that delivers 366bhp at 6887rpm and 363lb ft of torque at a lowly 3200rpm.

The torque output is the key to this car’s character. The peak output of 363lb ft is 8lb ft more than the FQ-400 produced and is delivered 2200rpm lower down the rev range. It’s also 18lb ft more than the FQ-340. The FQ-360 may have been tuned for driveability, but that doesn’t mean that its supercar-bashing performance has been compromised. This car will sprint from 0-60mph in an estimated 4.1sec and top 160mph.

Exterior Design: Subtle exterior enhancements differentiate the FQ-360 from the rest of the Lancer Evolution range and improve its aerodynamic efficiency at high speed. One of the most obvious changes is the introduction of a carbon fibre front lip spoiler, which is attached to the front apron and provides additional downforce. At the rear, a carbon fibre ‘sharks tooth’ rear vortex generator helps to reduce aerodynamic lift.

Keen ‘Evo spotters’ will also note the introduction of a bespoke set of alloy wheels. Developed by Speedline, they mimic the five-spoke design of Mitsubishi’s tarmac-spec rally car and are not available as an aftermarket option. The new alloys are shod with Yokohama ADVAN AO46 235/45ZR17 tyres, which are shared with the rest of the Lancer Evolution range.

Interior Design: The interior of the FQ-360 builds on that of the FQ-340 with one notable addition, the space below the stereo – which is used for oddments storage in the FQ-340 – is now occupied by a Ralliart Sports Meter Kit. Three dials display the battery voltage, oil temperature and boost pressure, providing extra, useful information to the enthusiastic driver.

Fears that the FQ-360 would be a stripped-out road racer can also be allayed. Its comprehensive specification includes climate control, all-round electric windows and electrically adjustable mirrors, a category 1 alarm and four airbags, proving that performance and comfort can go hand-in-hand.

Chassis: The FQ-360’s suspension steering is unchanged from the standard Evolution IX. The Evolution IX’s Brembo brakes are also more than capable of coping with the increase in performance. The 17in ventilated discs with four piston callipers at the front and 16in ventilated discs with two-piston callipers at the rear are supplemented by Sports ABS and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD). EBD automatically regulates the front and rear braking force to match the vehicle load and driving conditions.

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Mitsubishi to present a European concept version of its 2007 Outlander at the Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi will use the 2006 Paris Motor Show in September to unveil a concept version of its all new mid-sized SUV, the Outlander that is already sold in the North American and Asian markets. The Outlander Concept will preview the upcoming Euro-spec Outlander which is due go on-sale in Europe

The main aesthetic difference between the US / Japan and Euro versions (see pictures bellow) of the Outlander is focused on the front part which has redesigned light clusters and a new twin grilled mask which is borrowed from Mitsubishi’s new L200 pick-up. Apart that, its practically the same car. More important though, is the fact that the Euro-Spec Outlander will get a VolksWagen 2.0 TDI diesel engine that produces 140 hp and it’s mated to a 6speed manual gearbox.

Press Release

Design: With its Europe-only “Mount Fuji” grille, the 4.64 m long Outlander-Concept is a further showcase of Mitsubishi Motors’ strong visual identity, while its wide stance, muscular fenders and sharp lines leave no doubt about its dynamic abilities. Lean, Outlander-Concept brings drama without gratuitous effects, its kicked-up window line, piercing headlamps and 20” specific wheels giving the appearance of permanent motion.

It will be presented in a sporty metallic red with silver accents (roof rails, side body strips, door handles, front skid-plate, grille surround).

Technology: ¨Neither an authentic off-roader like Pajero nor a jacked-up station wagon, Outlander-Concept is a no-compromise solution for a different type of recreational vehicle. Using the in-built adaptability of MMC’s new global platform, it brings passenger car-like levels of active safety and driving pleasure, whilst its Mitsubishi “All Wheel Control” drive system allows a smooth progression off the beaten tracks, up to a “Lock 4WD” mode.

Engine: Outlander-Concept is powered by a derivative of the Volkswagen AG-supplied 1,968 cc, turbo-charged w/intercooler, DOHC, 16-valve, EU-4 compliant Diesel engine fitted to the recent Grandis Di-D. Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, in Outlander-Concept it produces an estimated 103kW / 140 ps.

Features: Flexible in essence, Outlander-Concept has been designed as a stylish living space, able to suit all requirements and with features to match, be it entertainment (650W 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium audio system), seating (clever “Hide&Seat” 3rd row for 5+2 accommodation) or utility (split tailgate and auto-folding function for the 2nd row seats).

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Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart Version-R

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A “mini” EVO? Well, not exactly as the new Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart Version-R is basically a tuned up Colt Turbo. Ralliart has given the Japanese compact hatch an aggressive look with a new body kit.

The mechanical changes –from what I can read from the translated kit, seem to be located in the stiffened suspension, the bigger brake discs (from the European Colt Turbo) and a new exhaust system that slightly improves the 1.5 Turbocharged engine (154PS/6000rpm, torque 21.4kg-m/3500rpm).The Ralliart Version-R kit is also available with Mitsubishi’s compact MPV edition of the Colt, Colt Plus.
If you still think that this hot hatch is underrated, Ralliart has the answer for you as Mitusbishi’s official tuner has a bag of tricks that upgrade the car’s appearance and –or- its dynamics.

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