This coupe concept features the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system driveline and the twin clutch SST automated manual transmission used in Lancer Evolution. It is powered by a new high output, high efficiency clean diesel engine. The Concept-RA S-AWC driveline adds Active Steering and Active Suspension control to the ACD, AYC, Sport ABS and ASC component systems that comprise the system used on Lancer Evolution. S-AWC integrally manages all of these systems to realise advanced levels of control over drive torque and braking, thereby upgrading traction, cornering and vehicle stability. All this adds up to intuitive, on demand vehicle behaviour that faithfully reflects driver intent under all driving conditions, from everyday use to emergency avoidance situations.
Mitsubishi Concept-RA is powered by a new 2.2-litre 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbo-diesel engine with MIVEC continuously variable valve lift and timing control. With common-rail direct fuel injection, the clean diesel unit delivers a maximum output of 150kW and maximum torque of 420Nm. The new diesel engine will deliver exciting driving with a high degree of fuel efficiency. For improved crash worthiness and to reduce vehicle weight Concept-RA features a new body structure using an aluminium space frame made from extruded aluminium sections and die-cast aluminium members, as well as engine hood, fenders and other outer panels made from high impact resistance and easily recyclable plastic resin.