With the Bangkok Motor Show coming up at the end of this month, Mitsubishi is giving us a teaser of a new concept vehicle called the Concept G4. Standing for "Global 4-door," the G4 shows what Mitsubishi has planned for its global compact sedan, which is known as the Mitsubishi Lancer in most parts of the world.

This single sketch doesn't provide too many details about the new concept, but we can see cues like the oversized headlights, a six-sided grille, vertical foglight bezels and sharp body lines. From what we can tell of the teaser, Mitsubishi might be moving away from the in-your-face, gaping-grille design introduced on the current Lancer, but we're also getting a lot of Kia and Nissan vibes. This will be Mitsubishi's third concept vehicle to debut this month following the Concept CA-MiEV and Concept GR-HEV we saw in Geneva.

In a press release posted below, Mitsubishi says that this car will be powered by a 1.2-liter MIVEC engine paired to a continuously variable transmission, and that many aspects of the car's development will help reduce weight.
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MITSUBISHI CONCEPT G4 COMPACT SEDAN CONCEPT CAR TO BE UNVEILED AT 34TH BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's (MMC) exclusive producer and distributor in Thailand, will present the global debut of the MITSUBISHI Concept G41 concept model for a new-generation compact sedan its world debut at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show2 from March 25 through April 7.

In a lineup of 23 concept and Thai-built models on the MMTh booth, the MITSUBISHI Concept G4 will be joined by the MITSUBISHI Concept GR-HEV3 concept, an FR4 sport utility truck powered by a diesel-hybrid drivetrain. Thailand-built production models on display will include the Mirage global compact car, which has been a hot seller in Thailand, the Lancer EX mid-size sedan, Triton pickup and Pajero Sport SUV.

MITSUBISHI Concept G4

The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 is a concept model for a new compact sedan which MMC plans to roll out globally. The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 uses a high-clarity brilliant-cut diamond motif in the design of the front grill, headlamps and rear combination lamps to create a frontal visage with a commanding presence and a tail end which leaves a sharp impression as it drives off into the distance.

The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 carries next-generation compact sedan styling featuring a short nose which delivers an outstanding forward field of view and superior maneuverability, graceful and flowing side proportions which balances interior space among the most generous in its class with very sleek aerodynamics, and a dynamic character line which kicks up towards the rear.

The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 achieves fuel efficiency that is among the best in its class as its RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body - the lightest in its class due to the extensive use of high-tensile steel - is powered by a lightweight and compact 1.2-liter MIVEC engine mated to a CVT with sub-geartrain in addition to uncompromising weight reduction throughout.

The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 delivers driving pleasure thanks to the agile and pleasing driving dynamics stemming from its lighter weight as well as its reassuring handling/stability and comfortable ride. Passenger comfort is enhanced by the high hip point and large door openings which facilitate entry and exit as well as by its generous rear seat leg space.


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      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      This seems more like a sedan version of the Mirage, which would make sense as it's being shown in Bangkok, where sedans are preferred.
        AM2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KaBoomBOX
        Yes it is, it even shares the same front doors as the 2013 Mirage. http://www.autorai.nl/Nieuws/PublishingImages/Mitsubishi%20Space%20Star%201.jpg
      A TK
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe autoblog hasn't posted anymore info on this yet. Check it out! http://en.responsejp.com/article/2013/03/26/194477.html It's basically gonna be a mirage sedan. NOT a lancer....thankfully. I have sources that say that we're at least a year away from seeing a new lancer. and perhaps two years from seeing the new hybrid evo. Best of luck to Mitsubishi and their fans.
      Ajr Ajr
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm rooting for you Mitsubishi
      ThomasP
      • 1 Year Ago
      FFS Mitsubishi! We don\'t need a new compact! WE NEED A NEW MIDSIZE! Have you seen the Galant?? I\'m pretty sure the Accord and ALtima have been redesigned twice during the lifespan of that thing!
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ThomasP
        The Galant has been sitting around since 2004...
        Freereader
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ThomasP
        There is a huge choice. Do you really need midsize from Mitsubishi? If you want a Mitsubishi, buy the Outlander (current or new coming). That's better, than grandpa sedan.
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Freereader
          >buying a crossover >buying a MITSUBISHI crossover There are easier and far less painful ways of wasting money.
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Freereader
          Crossovers are a fad, son. The generation that grows up in them (assuming they can be arsed to give a damn about cars) will shun them in favor of a another type of vehicle, just as those who grew up in minivans shunned them for crossovers, and those who grew up in wagons shunned them in favor of minivans.
          Freereader
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Freereader
          Carguy1701 > investing money
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its sad Mitsubishi has said goodbye to youth inspired designs and hello to carbon copy boredom on 4 wheels.
        Jazzor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        As both Toyota and Honda have shown, boredom on 4 wheels is what sells... Mitsubishi needs to sell a lot of cars to make money and pay expenses... I guess they're finally going for what works: bored cars to the boring masses. However, as long as they get the good, niche cars going again, such as the Eclipse, 3000GT and the continuation of the Evo (be it hybrid or water-operated, whatever the hell they want to do), then they'll continue to be relevant to the sports/outofthenormal car enthusiast crowd... They need money before they can try to work on a new Eclipse and new 3000GT... otherwise it'll never happen.
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mitsubishi is suppose to be trying to sell more cars, aren't they? While the current Lancer and EVO may be getting a bit stale with that quickly aging grill, I just don't see how the amorphous blob in that image is going to excite people into buying more Mitsubishis. Perhaps, Mitsubishi should should steal a page from Kia's playbook and poach a top notch designer from one of its competitors. Hell, even Chris Bangle couldn't do a worse job than whomever's design work that's now driving them into the ground.
      Pluto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, even if the Evo will still be the all rounder and multi-talented car, its worthless if its ugly.
      Freereader
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's not a new Lancer. This concept based on the current Mirage.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like a global Nissan Versa fighter. Go for it Mitsubishi, the Versa may be a simpleton but that formula is working for Nissan.
      Margo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a badge-engineered version of the Peugeot 301, which also uses a 1,2-litre engine. This makes sense, since Mitsubishi provided its Outlander and ATX models for PSA to rebadge as Peugeot-Citroen crossovers.
      AM2
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Standing for "Global 4-door," the G4 shows what Mitsubishi has planned for its global compact sedan, which is known as the Mitsubishi Lancer in most parts of the world." -- Autoblog No, this is a subcompact sedan, not some Lancer replacement.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who cares? Mitsubishi will be exiting the North American market soon.
        Freereader
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carguy1701
        It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. (C) Mark Twain
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Freereader
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