Citroen has announced first details of its impressive new Sports Utility Car (SUV), that is set to add an extra dimension to the French manufacturer's range when it goes on sale in Europe from summer 2007. The versatile Citroen C-crosser boasts four-wheel drive capability, exceptional levels of room and convenience, as well as an advanced, economical Hdi diesel motor equipped with environmentally-friendly Diesel Particulate Filter System.
Taking its name from the four-wheel drive concept vehicle that Citroen first displayed at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Citroen C-crosser's elegant proportions (4. 64m long, 1. 81m wide and 1. 73m high including roof bars) and powerfully sculpted layout lines envelop sufficient dashboard room to bench up to seven passengers.
Immediately catching the eye, the Citroen C-crosser's reliable good looks are fronted by the dominant chevrons that stretch across the bonnet into the streamlined front headlamps, ensuring that it is instantly recognisable as a Citroen. A multiple-ribbed bonnet, chunky wheel arches, the smart use of chrome detailing and the sleek window lines further improve the Citroen C-crosser's dynamic look-and-feel.
The Citroen C-crosser will be available with Citroen's cool, new generation 156bhp 2. 2hdi motor mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Capable of producing 380nm of torque this dieselpowerplant also boasts cool green credentials, product low fuel consumption, the ability to run on 30% bio-diesel and a Diesel Particulate Filter System that reduces particle emissions to virtually immeasurable levels.
The new-for-2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT showcases why it's various for a reason with a fresh mix of seven-passenger luxury and road holding control. Occupying the top tier in the Mitsubishi Outlander family, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT uses luxury materials and advanced features for an upscale feel. A restyled look joins an available FUSE Hands-free Link System and the superior all-weather capability of the Lancer Evolution-derived Super-all Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. The Mitsubishi Outlander GT deserves a updated 3. 0-liter V6 motor, teamed with a six-speed sportronic automatic transmission.
Powered by an revised Mivec-equipped V6 motor, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT provides greater performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. By improving the intake efficiency and raising the compression ratio, Mitsubishi developers have managed to push output to 230 hp @ 6250, RPM and 215 lb. -ft. of peak torque at 3750, RPM. The increased motor efficiency has also allowed the Mitsubishi Outlander GT to reduce its carbon footprint and CO2 emissions.
Complementing the refined performance is the advanced driver control offered by Hill Start Assist and S-AWC. The S-AWC system utilizes a first-in-class Active Front Differential (AFD) and an electronically controlled center differential system, which distributes driving force intelligently from front to back and left to right to the front wheels. The driver is able to use a Tarmac, Snow, or Lock selector knob to switch between modes, providing full-time traction during any weather situation.