Mitsubishi has revealed this pair of official sketches outlining its plans to build a new small global car in a new factory in Thailand.
The new plant, Mitsubishi’s first new production facility in 16 years, will have a capacity for 150,000 units when construction of the new car gets underway and could be expanded up to 200,000 units from 2013.
The entry-level model will be sold in emerging markets, as well as Japan, and will be priced from around 400,000 baht in Thailand (£8500). The design of the car also hints at the styling for the next Colt, but Mitsubishi has yet to confirm whether the “Global Small” car will make it to Europe in its current form.
It will be launched at the Geneva motor show in March and will launch with fuel-efficient 1.0- and 1.2-litre engines.