Some pictures of what looks like Mitsubishi’s upcoming crossover have appeared on NetCarShow.
The pictures seem to match Mitsubishi’s patent, but where did these photos come from? Mitsubishi hasn’t made any official reveals that we know of, so presumably they’ve been leaked.
Further backing up the possibility of these being leaked is the odd top and bottom edges of the picture, as well as some graininess, mainly on the car, though it may only be visible when viewing them in larger size. Perhaps these are renders though. They look awfully realistic, but there seems to be a hint of possible rendering, so maybe it is. Maybe it’s just someone’s renders based on the patent filed, or maybe, again, leaked renders. I’m thinking these are most likely real photos that have been leaked.
NetCarShow lists it as the 2011 Mitsubishi RVR. Mitsubishi has previously badged a car as the RVR, so this is possible. The site states that the car will be first released in Japan in the spring of 2010, that it will be fitted with an all-new 1.8L gasoline engine, and that it is approximately 4.3 metres in length. It also says the car will have high environmental and fuel efficiency, and that it will be available worldwide.
Here’s the exact text quoted from NetCarShow:
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has decided to name its all-new compact crossover the Mitsubishi RVR. This all-new compact crossover is planned for sequential release globally, and will be first released in Japan in the spring of 2010.
The all-new Mitsubishi RVR is a compact crossover that provides high environmental efficiency and has a compact body while providing ample utility space and high performance.
The Mitsubishi RVR will be fitted with an all-new 1.8L MIVEC petrol engine, and will be approximately 4.3 meters in length, featuring high fuel efficiency via its lightweight compact body. With the Mitsubishi RVR, MMC expands its crossover lineup, which already includes the full-size Pajero, and the mid-size Outlander.
This new compact crossover will be released globally, including North America, Europe, and Asian regions including China.
A quick Google search of Mitsubishi RVR reveals nothing but the old RVR, so chances are this has been leaked, and will be taken down shortly.
Source: NetCarShow (Link may not work soon, or maybe simply take you to the homepage)