Mitsubishi Concept-ZT

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Mitsubishi Concept-ZT
Mitsubishi concept ZT.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
Production 2007
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 4N14 2.2 L I4 turbodiesel
Transmission SST twin-clutch transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,815 mm (110.8 in)
Length 4,950 mm (194.9 in)
Width 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Height 1,440 mm (56.7 in)

The Mitsubishi Concept-ZT is a concept car developed by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, and first exhibited at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in September 2007.[1]

The car has an aluminium space frame chassis, and features a 4N14 2.2 litre clean diesel producing 140 kW (190 PS) and 400 N·m (300 lb·ft), powering all four wheels through the company's S-AWC drivetrain and SST twin-clutch transmission. Following the lead of other recent Mitsubishi prototypes, "green plastic" recyclable resin is used extensively in the body panels and interior for environmental reasons.[2]

Although there was initially no official confirmation, the automotive press was confident that this prototype presaged the next generation of the Mitsubishi Galant,[3][4][5] and the Galant-based Mitsubishi 380 in Australia.[6] However, in August 2008 the company announced that it had abandoned production plans using the same drivetrain and a steel body, claiming they could no longer make a business case for the car.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors lineup at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show", Mitsubishi Motors press release, September 7, 2007
  2. ^ "2007 Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Mitsubishi Concept-ZT", Inside Line, edmunds.com, October 19, 2007
  3. ^ "Mitsubishi Concept-ZT - Auto Shows", Steve Siler, Car & Driver, September 2007
  4. ^ "Mitsubishi shows new Galant and i coupe", Chas Hallett, Autocar, October 24, 2007
  5. ^ "New Galant parks itself!", Ross Pinnock, Auto Express, October 25, 2007
  6. ^ "The 380's dead, long live the Mitsubishi ZT", Joshua Dowling, Sydney Morning Herald, February 11, 2008
  7. ^ "Mitsubishi cancels 3-series", Autocar.co.uk, August 28, 2008