Mitsubishi announced today the development of two new fuel-sipping technologies. The first is a new compact lightweight 1.8 liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine known as 4J10 and the other is the latest version of the company’s Auto Stop & Go technology.
“The development of these latest technologies is expected to play a big part in achieving MMC’s own upcoming fuel and environmental efficiency targets,” Mitsubishi said in a statement.
The new 4J10 MIVEC engine features next-generation MIVEC system that continuously regulates intake valve lift, opening duration and timing. Power numbers come in at 137-hp at 6,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 127 lb-ft of torque available from 4,000 rpm.
The Auto Stop & Go technology automatically shuts down the engine when the car is stopped at traffic lights (or in other situations) and starts it back up when the accelerator is depressed.
“The new 4J10 engine/AS&G combination will power the Japan-market RVR (ASX or Outlander Sport in some markets) compact SUV, the Galant Fortis sports sedan (Lancer or Lancer EX in some markets), and Galant Fortis Sportback (Lancer Sportback in some markets) 5-door sports hatchback. With this engine, the three models show an improvement of 12% in fuel efficiency (measured by Japanese 10-15 mode), Mitsubishi said. “The RVR will be launched on October 20, and the Galant Fortis models on October 27.”
– By: Omar Rana