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Mitsubishi Concepts

Mitsubishi Concepts

Makuhari Messe, Japan

In the foreground is a diesel-powered concept from Mitsubishi called the Concept-ZT; under the hood there's newly-developed 2.2 liter efficient, clean diesel engine. A new twin-clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) is also part of the package, along with active and passive safety items, such as its "pop-up hood", engineered to help end injuries to pedestrians hit in front-end collissions, a problem which seems to be somewhat common in normally slow-speed Japan. In the background, the i MIEV SPORT concept, an all-electric vehicle which, says Mitsubishi, "delivers superior environmental performance". Still looks like the VW Bug of the 21st century, at least to us.

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