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Tokyo, February 17, 2010
Mitsubishi Motors Launches RVR New Compact Crossover
Tokyo, February 17, 2010 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that its all-new compact crossover RVR went on sale at Mitsubishi dealerships throughout Japan from February 17. The RVR is an ideal compact crossover which achieves superior utility and running performance, excellent environmental efficiency (all models qualify for the Japanese domestic eco-car tax reduction), and a refined interior and exterior in a compact size at an accessible price (¥1,785,000 ~ ¥2,449,650, consumption tax included).
The new RVR provides outstanding fuel efficiency from its lightweight, compact body. With the panoramic field of view of an SUV, the RVR is easy to drive and provides turn-on-a-dime maneuverability. The vehicle is the ideal compact crossover, with ample luggage space for every application from daily driving to leisure outings.
The power train combines a 1.8-liter, 16-valve DOHC MIVEC*1 engine with an INVECS*2–III sport mode 6-speed CVT. The vehicle features a regenerative braking system*3 (high-efficiency electric power generation control), electric power steering, improved aerodynamics and other low-fuel consumption technologies down to fine detail, resulting in a 75% reduction from the Japanese FY 2005 emissions gas standards and exceeding the FY 2010 fuel efficiency requirements by 15%. All models qualify for the Japanese eco-car tax reduction (50% tax reduction to promote the popularization of environmentally-friendly cars).
The RVR also incorporates super-wide HID headlights which provide a wide, ultra-bright beam for safe night driving, a panoramic glass roof (with LED illumination) for a sense of spaciousness during the day and a romantic ambiance at night, and push-button ignition. The vehicle has a refined and sporty interior with a black color scheme, silver highlights, and smooth, soft padding.
The RVR is equipped with an advanced in-car entertainment including a terrestrial digital TV tuner HDD navigation system and a “link system” with USB, Bluetooth and other connections for music players and other external devices.
*1. Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control
*2. Intelligent and Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System
*3. Intensive battery charging of the electricity generated during deceleration (regenerative braking). The stored energy is used until it is consumed during idling and running, without electricity generation. This system contributes to higher fuel efficiency because the burden on the engine is decreased from not running the alternator while the stored energy is consumed.
 
 
RVR
1. Product Outline
(1) Design
 
<Exterior>
  • “Jet fighter” grille, the design identity of Mitsubishi Motors, on the front mask.
  • Sporty, energetic exterior lines and a curving roof line with superior aerodynamics considering front, side and rear drag reduction, to express a dynamic silhouette.
  • LED brake lights at the rear which provide superior visibility.
  • Available in eight body colors*4 including two new colors “Titanium Metallic Gray” and “Kawasemi Metallic Blue,” which resembles the stunning azure feathers of the kingfisher (kawasemi in Japanese).
    *4. Extra charge for “White Pearl” (¥31,500 including tax)

<Interior>
  • Comfortable passenger interior using smooth, soft padding, mesh fabric, and a sporty appearance with silver highlights accenting the black keynote color scheme.
  • Elegance with plating on the gearshift frame and a genuine leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob.*5
    *5. The genuine leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob are standard equipment on “G” trim levels and a factory option on “M” trim levels.

(2) Packaging
  • Compact body with a total length of 4,295mm; superior packaging featuring a panoramic field of view for easy travel around town.
  • Comfortable interior space and superior stability from the 2,670 mm-long wheel base.

(3) Power Train
The power train combines a high-output, high fuel efficiency 1.8-liter, 16-valve DOHC MIVEC engine (maximum output: 102kW[139PS]/6,000rpm; maximum torque: 172Nm [17.5kgfm] / 4,200rpm) with a paddle shift*6 INVECS-III sport mode 6-speed CVT. Low (Japanese 10-15 mode) fuel consumption at the best level in its class of 15.2km/L for 2WD and 15.0km/L for 4WD models, achieved from a regenerative braking system (high efficiency electric power generation control), electric power steering, reduced friction engine and other fuel efficiency technologies combined with improved aerodynamic performance, resulting in a 75% reduction from the Japanese FY 2005 emissions gas standards () and exceeding the Japanese FY 2010 fuel efficiency requirements by 15%. All models qualify for the Japanese eco-car tax reduction (50% tax reduction to promote the popularization of environmentally-friendly cars).
*6. The paddle shift is standard equipment on “G” trim levels and a factory option on “M” trim levels.
 
(4) 4WD System
  • The 4WD models adopt the electronically controlled 4WD system also used for the Outlander and the Delica D:5 that tailors traction control to the front and rear wheels to match driving conditions, where a selector gives the driver the choice of three driving modes (2WD, 4WD AUTO and 4WD LOCK).

(5) Vehicle Control Technologies
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) is standard equipment on all 4WD models (and a factory option on 2WD models). ASC supports vehicle stability by detecting vehicle conditions and driving operations based on data from all types of sensors and Electronic Control Units (ECUs), and applying braking pressure and regulating engine torque as appropriate to prevent skidding and unstable movement as a result of sudden steering or loss of traction on slippery surfaces.
  • Hill Start Assistance (HSA), an electronic parking brake which detects slope and prevents the vehicle from backsliding when starting on an incline, is standard equipment on all 4WD models (and a factory option on 2WD models).
  • Vehicles are equipped with cruise control*7 for highway driving.
    *7. The cruise control is standard equipment on “G” trim levels and a factory option on “M” trim levels.

(6) Body & Chassis
  • For low fuel consumption, the RVR adopts column electric power steering (EPS), LED brake lights, and tires which balance low fuel consumption and high performance: 215/60R17 tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels for “G” trim levels and 215/65R16 tires on 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers for “M” and “E” trim levels.
  • The high-flexibility, highly resilient front fenders improve shock resistance and decrease body weight.
  • MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.

(7) Utility
  • Panorama glass roof (with LED illumination)*8 for a sense of spaciousness during the day and a romantic ambiance from amber-colored indirect lighting at night as a factory option.
    *8. The panorama glass roof is a factory option on “G” trim levels, installed at the same time as the built-in roof rail.
  • Push-button engine switch*9 for smooth engine start-up.
    *9. The push-button switch is standard equipment on “G” trim levels and a factory option on “M” trim levels, installed at the same time as the keyless operation system.
  • Multi-information Display (MID) with superior visibility as standard equipment on “G” trim levels. The MID indicates average speed, fuel efficiency, remaining fuel, warnings and other vehicle information using an easy-to-read color LCD screen.
  • Versatile storage space near the instrument panel, including a convenient passenger seat glove compartment, a floor console box, a small article box in front of the shifter and a console box between the two front seats.
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel to adjust the steering wheel height and angle for the optimal driving position.
  • The second-row seats are adjustable-return seats which fold forward for storage and provide two reclining positions. They can be returned from the storage configuration to either reclining position in a simple one-step operation, with the return seat position determined by the speed at which the seats are pulled back up.
  • High-capacity 419L*10 luggage space with ample room for golf bags, suitcases and camping gear, plus a separate underfloor storage area for easy storage of wet or dirty items.
    *10. Company measurement using the VDA method; includes the under floor storage area (without the optional spare tire).
  • Rear seat center armrest pass-through for storage of long items (skis, etc.) as standard equipment on “G” trim levels.
  • Luggage compartment equipped with convenient retaining hooks to hold luggage in place.
  • Mitsubishi Multi-communication System (MMCS)*11 with a 40GB hard disk drive (music server capacity for approximately 3,000 songs), full-segment (both 1-segment and 12-segment) terrestrial digital TV tuner, rearview camera to assist the driver when reversing the vehicle, and 7-inch wide screen display.
    *11. The MMCS is a factory option on “G” and “M” trim levels.
  • Replete in-car entertainment including a “link system*12” with USB, Bluetooth and other connections for portable music players and other external devices; hands-free phone system for Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones.
    *12. The “link system” is a factory option on “G” and “M” trim levels, and requires the MMCS option.
  • Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound System for enjoyment of dynamic concert-hall quality sound offered as a factory option on “G” trim levels (requires the MMCS option).

(8) Safety Equipment
  • Super-wide HID headlights*13 which provide a wide, ultra-bright beam for safe night driving.
    *13. The super-wide HID headlights are standard equipment on “G” trim levels and a factory option on “M” trim levels.
  • Adjustable force-limiter seatbelts to mitigate the impact on passengers in case of collision. SRS knee airbags for the driver seat which reduce the risk of injury to the lower abdomen is standard equipment on all models. Side and curtain airbags are available as a factory option.
  • Emergency Stop Signal System (ESS) as standard equipment on all models. The ESS automatically blinks the hazard lights upon sudden braking or operation of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), to warn following drivers.
  • Mitsubishi Motors’ proprietary Electronic Time and Alarm Control System (ETACS), which can customize various electronic systems in line with customer preferences, as standard equipment on all trim levels.
< Main ETACS Functions>
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Automatic headlight shutoff, which turns off headlights and fog lights when the ignition is turned off and the driver’s door opened.
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“Comfort flasher” which makes turn signal lamps flash three times consecutively when the turn signal lever is operated for a short time, for changing lanes, etc.
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Accessory power supply (ACC power supply) automatic shutoff, which turns off radio or other equipment left on when the ignition key is not fully returned to the off position.
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Immobilizer (certified by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) and security alarm to prevent car theft.
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“Welcome light” and “coming home light,” which turn on position lamps and headlights for safely getting in and out of the vehicle at night.

2. Sales Information
(1) Availability
The RVR is available at Mitsubishi Motors dealerships throughout Japan.
 
(2) Monthly Sales Target
The initial monthly sales target is 1,500 units per month (for the first year of sales).
 
(3) Manufacturers Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)
The suggested retail prices for each model (not including recycling fees, insurance, taxes aside from the consumption tax, and registration and other expenses) are as follows.

[Unit:JPY]

Trim
Level
Drive Train
Engine
Transmission
MSRP
(including consumption tax)
Eco-car Tax Reduction
E
2WD
1.8-liter 16-valve four-cylinder DOHC MIVEC
INVECS-III
6-speed sport mode CVT
¥1,785,000
50%
4WD
¥1,995,000
50%
M
2WD
¥1,921,500
50%
4WD
¥2,184,000
50%
G
2WD
¥2,187,150
50%
4WD
¥2,449,650
50%