2010 Geneva Preview: 2011 Mitsubishi ASX compact crossover

The Mitsubishi Concept-cX made its debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show three years ago. Last month, at the 2009 LA Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed renderings of the production version of the Concept-cX called the RVR (its Japanese name). Finally, Mitsubishi has officially confirmed today that its all-new Mitsubishi ASX Compact Crossover will make its world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in two months.

“MMC’s new compact crossover will seat 5 and will be sequentially introduced in European countries from late spring 2010, aimed at expanding MMC’s passenger car footprint in the region, following in the footsteps of the larger and recently redesigned Outlander mid-size crossover,” Mitsubishi said in a statement.

Power for the European-spec Mitsubishi ASX will come from anĀ all-new Euro 5-compliant 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine and will feature “Automatic Stop & Go” technology. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. In Japan, the RVR will be fitted with an all-new 1.8L MIVEC gasoline engine.

No details on when we’ll get the compact crossover from Mitsubishi or what it’ll be called on our side of the world – but it definitely is coming, so be patient.

2011 Mitsubishi ASX:

2011 Mitsubishi RVR (Renderings):
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– By: Omar Rana