New Mitsubishi Outlander highlights Geneva Auto Show

The eyes of the auto world were on Geneva, Switzerland this week for the Geneva Auto Show. While many of the models won’t be in the states any time soon, Mitsubishi had the grand debut of one its most popular models.

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show. From the looks of things, Mitsubishi is aiming for a more horizontal look. This model will also feature thin-style headlights and a similar size to the last design.

Other new features announced for the 2013 Outlander include Automatic Stop and Go system, new 6-speed automatic gearbox, a lighter and more quiet ride, and an adaptive cruise control system.

Expect to see the 2013 Outlander toward the end of 2012.

Some of the other makers were showing off concepts and other models that won’t be in the showrooms of the United States.

Hyundai’s i-oniq concept model was shown as a possible vehicle of the future. This concept model has a 1.0 liter three cylinder engine with a sole purpose of generating power to the electric motor.

Two European models that aren’t coming to the U.S. were also on display, the 2013 i30 Wagon and 2012 i20.

Nissans two concepts on display were the Invitation and Hi-Cross. The Invitation concept resembles a Honda Fit and would be designed for maximum aerodynamics and fuel enhancement.

The Hi-Cross concept has the thin swooping headlights of the modern vehicle, and if produced would be another crossover in the Nissan arsenal.

Kia was also dazzling European drivers and teasing Americans with the Cee’d, a Kia wagon that is only available across the pond.

Ford had many concepts on display, including the B-Max, which looks like what would happen if the Van and the Focus merged into one model.

The eight passenger Ford Toureno Cusom is a possible eight passenger front wheel drive van you may see someday in the future, and the European version of Ford Fiesta ST.

Their Fiesta is three doors compared to the U.S. five, with a 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine.

In a more fun story, Bridgestone showed off print patterns for tires, so someday in the future, you may see some custom design come to the wheels.

 

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