2011 Mitsubishi RVR breaks cover early

2011 Mitsubishi RVR Crossover
Mitsubishi has released the first images of their upcoming new sub-compact crossover 4×4. Dubbed the Mitsubishi RVR, it is possible that it might receive a better name before it debuts next year as a 2011 model.

The styling is based on the Mitsubishi Evolution, just like the larger Outlander. Based on the Mitsubishi cX concept shown at recent auto shows, the RVR is sized to compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, and is smaller in size than a Honda CR-V.

Not much else is known about the sub-compact RVR crossover, other than the fact that it will come with a 1.8L four-banger, likely with around 140 hp.

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  • Mitch Smith
    December 23, 2010 | Permalink |

    This RVR/CX is/was supposed to be a small turbodiesel powered SUV. Is it a diesel, or just another lame gas motor? Can’t tell from your article. Can you folks explain to me why the diesel Dodge 2500 RAM (15MPG!!!) can get through emissions, the Mahindra diesel can, VW diesels can, all of the ++$60K++ flashy Audi/BMW/Mercedes diesels can, but automakers that also sell hybrids just cannot seem to figure it out? You’re asking me believe that Honda and Toyota, both F1 racers, companies that sell excellent clean euro-diesels everywhere else, are dumber than tractor folks Mahindra or Dodge??? Maybe it’s that 15+ year-ya-better-bring-yer-Prius-ONLY-to-the-dealer-cuz-NOBUDDYELSE-iz-gonna-touch-it thing…It’s pretty funny that Chrysler is in bed with Fiat and yet won’t sell their 65MPG Panda Cross MultiJet TD that looks a LOT like a little Liberty…and that Chrysler/Jeep also just flat stopped making the Liberty Diesel, despite excellent sales. A used one is $10K – $20K; equivalent used gas models are 1/2 that. They STILL build and ship the 2.5L diesel engines out of the USA..!?!?…This whole hybrid thing is a load of hooey. They can’t give one away in Europe. Those folks buy small TD cars/trucks for about 10%-15% more than the gas models, 20%-30% less than the hybrids, and go about their business getting BETTER highway mileage. Service is available at ANY diesel shop, and a lot of it is user doable. We are not even ALLOWED to buy the cars that would help us save fuel. What a crock.

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