New Mitsubishi supermini revealed

* 'Concept Global Small' to be shown at Geneva * Production starts in spring 2012 * Five-seater does close to 80mpg...

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18 Jan 2011 14:40 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Mitsubishi will unveil this new Global Concept Small supermini at the Geneva motor show this March.

The car is expected to go into production in March 2012 and is a little smaller than the Colt it will replace. Even so, Mitsubishi claims the supermini will be able to seat five.

Power will come from a 1.0- or 1.2-litre petrol, and Mitsubishi promises fuel economy of nearly 80mpg and emissions around 95g/km.

The engines will be matched to a regenerative braking system and stop-start technology to improve efficiency, while the car's shape is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible.

Reducing weight has also been a priority, and Mitsubishi says it has reduced resistance in the engine, transmission, brakes and tyres to boost efficiency.

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