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Mitsubishi's new car hits US showrooms

Mitsubishi's new car hits US showrooms

European showrooms are step closer to showcasing the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport following the news that the vehicle has made its debut in North America

The new car, which is a compact crossover dubbed the RVR in Japan and ASX in Europe, is mainly aimed at competing with the 2010 Hyundai Tucson, which has a similar price tag to the Mitsubishi, reports Auto Evolution.

Motorists opting for the Outlander Sport will have a choice of seven exterior colours, including cool silver, mercury gray, Laguna blue, cosmic blue, rally red, diamond white and labrador black.

Power will be derived from a 2.0-litre engine supported with a CVT gearbox, with fuel efficiency, rather than performance, believed to be behind the vehicle's creation.

The vehicle is about 15-inches shorter than the Outlander GT, which is just a rung above it in terms of Mitsubishi's model range, and it is also lighter thanks to its weight-saving plastics in the front fenders.

Meanwhile, Ford recently debuted an electric version of one of its most popular models - the Transit Connect Electric.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800223747-ADNFCR