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Mitsubishi's Concept G4 makes global debut

Mitsubishi's Concept G4 makes ...
The Mitsubishi Concept G4
The Mitsubishi Concept G4
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The Mitsubishi Concept GT4 debuts at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show
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The Mitsubishi Concept GT4 debuts at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show
The Mitsubishi Concept GT4 debuts at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show
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The Mitsubishi Concept GT4 debuts at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show
Mitsubishi bills the Concept G4 as a “new compact eco car sedan”
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Mitsubishi bills the Concept G4 as a “new compact eco car sedan”
The Mitsubishi Concept G4
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The Mitsubishi Concept G4
The debut of the Mitsubishi Concept G4
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The debut of the Mitsubishi Concept G4
Mitsubishi claims that the Concept G4 is the lightest in its class
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Mitsubishi claims that the Concept G4 is the lightest in its class
Photo opp for the the Mitsubishi Concept G4
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Photo opp for the the Mitsubishi Concept G4
The Mitsubishi Concept G4 grille
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The Mitsubishi Concept G4 grille
The Mitsubishi Concept G4 with the wraps still on
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The Mitsubishi Concept G4 with the wraps still on
Mitsubishi claims that the Concept G4 is the lightest in its class
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Mitsubishi claims that the Concept G4 is the lightest in its class
The Mitsubishi Concept G4 rear
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The Mitsubishi Concept G4 rear
The Mitsubishi Concept G4 at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show
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The Mitsubishi Concept G4 at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show
The Mitsubishi Concept G4 with the wraps still on
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The Mitsubishi Concept G4 with the wraps still on
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Mitsubishi has pulled the wraps off its Concept G4 sedan at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show. Billed by Mitsubishi as a “new compact eco car sedan,” it presents a mixture of weight savings and aerodynamic styling, which the company plans to roll out globally when the concept enters production.

Like many concepts, Mitsubishi gives center stage to the Concept G4’s aesthetics, with references to its “diamond motif in the design of the front grille” and “dynamic character” and the car certainly does give off an air of restrained power and a blunt version of aerodynamic sleekness.

However, it’s a bit tall for its size. This is due to Mitsubishi fitting the Concept G4 with large doors for easy entrance and exit, higher seats for passenger comfort and more room for rear passengers. Also, despite the diamond motif, the grille and headlamps do come across as a Cylon that’s a bit peeved.

The Mitsubishi Concept G4 grille
The Mitsubishi Concept G4 grille

Mitsubishi puts an emphasis on the weight savings in the Concept G4, such as its incorporation of the company’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body, a rigid monocoque body of high-tensile steel with energy absorbing front and rear sections that, the company claims, make the Concept G4 the lightest in its class.

There aren't a lot of details about what’s going on under the bonnet, but Mitsubishi says that the Concept G4 uses a lightweight (no surprise) engine and a continuously variable transmission with sub-gear train. There isn't much on performance either, though the company does describe its handling as “reassuring.”

No production date or pricing has been announced.

The 34th Bangkok International Motor Show runs March 25 through April 7.

Source: Mitsubishi

3 comments
Slowburn
It looks like putting a POW in the back seat would be a violation of the Geneva Accords.
Suman M Subramanian
I like the front end and tail-lights, but the trailing edge of the rear doors at the c-pillar reminds me too much of the hideous Nissan Versa sedan. If the G4 is intended to replace the current Lancer, which is a great-looking car (especially in Ralliart or Evo trim), I hope they improve the looks a bit first.
noteugene
This is one cute car. The rear wheels being smaller than the front seems to distract somewhat from that ideal though.