These are the official sketches from Mitsubishi of its new small global car, which will be built in a new production facility in Thailand. This new plant is the carmaker’s first production facility in 16 years. As soon as production of this new car begins, this plant will have a capacity of 150,000 units but from 2013, it could be increased up to 200,000 units.
Priced at 400,000 baht in Thailand, this entry-level model will be available in Japan and in growing markets.
Notably, the car’s design hints at the styling for the next Colt. However, Mitsubishi has not yet confirmed if this “Global Small” car will arrive in Europe in its current form. This small global car is slated to be launched this March at the Geneva motor show. It will be shown in fuel-efficient 1.0- and 1.2-litre engines.
"The "global small" to be produced at the new factory will be a new vehicle based on a completely new platform currently being developed by MMC with "compact," "affordability," and "fuel efficiency" as the basic concepts for the vehicle. The "global small" will conform to Thailand's Eco-car Project, implemented by the Thai government with the objective of promoting investment in Thailand's automobile industry and reduction of dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions" stated the press release.