Rumors: Teaser—New Mitsubishi Vehicle

By Brandon Turkus

January 19, 2012

There isn’t much more to go on than this sole image, but Mitsubishi will be unveiling a new “premium” vehicle at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
 
The image depicts what is probably some sort of SUV/CUV, likely the third-generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander. What is certain is that we’ll have full details when the new vehicle debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
 
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Please scroll down for the official press release from Mitsubishi.
 
 
2012 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW A NEW LOOK...
 
For the first time, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has decided to select the most demanding European market as global launch pad for an all-new vehicle. Next March, the Geneva Motor Show will see the world premiere of a strategic and innovative premium vehicle, to be retailed sequentially during 2012 – a car of substance that will reflect a gradual transformation in Mitsubishi's design language.
 
Next generation
This unveiling will confirm the start of an all-new generation of global products for Mitsubishi Motors, consistent with the ambitions set in MMC's "Jump 2013" business plan for a greener and more global Mitsubishi. Fittingly, this complete family of cars / crossovers / SUVs will see a gradual transition to a re-focused design language.
 
A tradition of engineering
This re-focused design language, while still being formulated, is envisaged as an open design concept, meant to be flexible enough to suit specific vehicle requirements whilst staging Mitsubishi's famous Three Diamond logo accordingly. Refined yet assertive, this new engineering-driven look can be understood as the new expression of Mitsubishi's near century old tradition of technology tailored for today's world – the one that recently brought i-MiEV, the 4N1 Clean Diesel engine, Green Plastics and the same one that will bring innovative proprietary PHEV technologies next year, based on MMC's state-of-the-art electric vehicle know-how that led to i-MiEV, prior to other future significant breakthroughs...
 
For the first time, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has decided to select the most demanding European market as global launch pad for an all-new vehicle. Next March, the Geneva Motor Show will see the world premiere of a strategic and innovative premium vehicle, to be retailed sequentially during 2012 – a car of substance that will reflect a gradual transformation in Mitsubishi's design language.
 
Next generation
This unveiling will confirm the start of an all-new generation of global products for Mitsubishi Motors, consistent with the ambitions set in MMC's "Jump 2013" business plan for a greener and more global Mitsubishi. Fittingly, this complete family of cars / crossovers / SUVs will see a gradual transition to a re-focused design language.
 
A tradition of engineering
This re-focused design language, while still being formulated, is envisaged as an open design concept, meant to be flexible enough to suit specific vehicle requirements whilst staging Mitsubishi's famous Three Diamond logo accordingly. Refined yet assertive, this new engineering-driven look can be understood as the new expression of Mitsubishi's near century old tradition of technology tailored for today's world – the one that recently brought i-MiEV, the 4N1 Clean Diesel engine, Green Plastics and the same one that will bring innovative proprietary PHEV technologies next year, based on MMC's state-of-the-art electric vehicle know-how that led to i-MiEV, prior to other future significant breakthroughs...