• Feb 19, 2010
Mitsubishi RVR Crossover – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mitsubishi has officially rolled out the Japanese market version of its new RVR crossover, which will also be dubbed ASX for the European market when it goes on sale later this year. The automaker has said that it has plans to bring the new small CUV to the United States, but no official nomenclature has been confirmed for the vehicle that will land on our shores. The European version will officially debut to the public at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

In Japan, the RVR is offered with a new 1.8-liter gasoline four, producing 139 horsepower and mated to a continuously variable transmission with column-mounted paddle shifters. Both front- and all-wheel drive versions will be available, and earlier reports have stated that European customers will have the choice of a few diesel powerplants, including a 1.8-liter unit mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Have a click through our gallery to see the new Mitsubishi crossover from all angles, and expect more photos and information live from the Geneva show floor next month.



[Source: Drom.ru, Carscoop]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This could easily be Mistubishi's long awaited contender to the Subaru Impreza 2.5. Just bring it over with the 2.4L engine, AWD and a price below the Outlander.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No..!

        Remember? Mitsu has Lancer Sportback for Impreza hatch!
      • 4 Years Ago
      And it can ride 15 km on 1 liter of gasoline, that's awesome....
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like an angry bear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the exterior. The interior is kind of plain, but I like that there is just three knobs for HVAC and the Nav for everything else.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, the GLK is butt ugly. So, if you copy it you will end up with a butt ugly off-spring.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @farmboy: Thats a good point about being performance rooted but when is not having satnav or some kind of touchscreen considered "stripped down"? I called it a nice vehicle. Just because a car is packed with all this geewhiz tech doesn't mean that it can't be incredibly comfortable to ride in.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah that's true. I wouldn't want all those buttons on the steering wheel either. What is it with automakers and all these buttons and screens anyway?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's funny how the steering wheel has more buttons than the center console.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The steering wheel is the exact same as the current gen Outlander (perhaps Lancer?). No new buttons were added...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The interior is simple. I think it sort of is a reflection of what Mitsubishi wants to be known as....a performance rooted brand. And if that means sort of a striped down car, then that's what we'll see.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @futurama: I don't do that. I complain when others say some sedan looks like some other sedan.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Take out the EVO inspired front end.. then what's left of it is is a very boring, plain, conventional looking little CUV.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @tourian: Finally looks like we got a few AB readers that see the light. Good point. I would prefer them just on the center stack, though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mitsubishi has been riding that three know HVAC design for a long time. I hope they never change it. More buttons on the steering wheel make sense to me if the driver is going to use them, why does it need duplicates on the dash? I like the uncluttered clean look. IT reminds me of Hondas from the 80's and early 90's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi, listen:

      Bring it, and bring it fast.

      And for your own sake, please do not forget a Ralliart model with AWD and a Turbo, and that S-AWC needs to make it into EVERY single vehicle you have...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks really good. But I've always thought Mitsubishi products were good looking. The problem is that when I drive them I'm really let down. Lots of NVH . Hopefully those issues will be taken care of.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Never seen a better looking suv/cuv, one hell of car that i would love to buy but only in 6 speed manual transmission. It's highly unlikely they will sell 6MT in Canada, but all we can do is hope and see what happens...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully when they bring it over they dont forget to bring the diesels with them, would love to see a company make a high performance 4-pot diesel in this class of CUV's would own the segment, also lose the cvt and add the dct!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's a cute little cuv, but am I the only one who sees a little RDX in the back?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is that on the front fender? It looks like a double side view mirror... but why..
        • 4 Years Ago
        For right hand drive this side mirror is at the left like the one shown. This allows you too look at the side mirror without turning your head too much to the left. For US cars, this would be on the right side.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Generic asian interior. Well actually that's not true, generic Japanese interior is much more accurate. Given that it is the same old interior as Mitsu stuff in all their other cars it's not particulary high quality either.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hard to say for sure from pictures but low quality interior is the sense I got as well. When I see scuffs, scratches, pilling and lint on interior materials in marketing photos it doesn't inspire confidence about the quality of materials being used. Hopefully whatever guise of the production model makes it to North America will use better materials. Otherwise it is a clean design. I am a fan of the current Mitsu nose and I think this could do well if priced right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very interesting. I wonder what specific transmission it has, and whether it is similar to the Patriot's JATCO CVT. I've been waiting for the CVTIIL from the Jeep Patriot (with low-range off road gear) to move to other platforms that aren't quite so... um, Caliber based. With the RVR locking mode it would be a cool fit.

      Approach/Departure/Breakover angles don't look so good on this thing though, so I don't know how much capability they could get from it even if they cared about off-road capability.
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