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Mitsubishi previews Creta rival with XFC SUV idea | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The XFC will first go on sale in Vietnam after which to different ASEAN markets.

Mitsubishi has revealed the brand new XFC SUV idea, which is a preview of the carmaker’s future Creta rival. Set to be showcased on the upcoming Vietnam Motor Present 2022, this new SUV will go on sale within the Vietnamese market first, adopted by different ASEAN areas the place the Hyundai Creta is gaining reputation. The production-spec mannequin will include a number of petrol engine choices and is prone to get a mild-hybrid powertrain as nicely. 

  • Shares design particulars with Renault SUVs
  • More likely to be primarily based on the CMF-B platform
  • Anticipated to return with a number of petrol engine choices  

Mitsubishi XFC SUV idea exterior particulars

The XFC is a sharply styled SUV idea, which, in line with the model, is in-line with its ‘Strong and Ingenious’ design philosophy. From the entrance, the idea includes a break up headlamp design, and as is the case with most new SUVs, it’s possible that the production-spec mannequin may have Daytime Operating Lamps on the high and the primary headlight unit beneath. In profile, it will get accentuated wheel arches and distinguished rear haunches, and on the rear, will get distinct T-shaped tail-lamps giving the idea a visible sense of width.

Mitsubishi XFC SUV idea inside particulars 

On the within, the XFC idea includes a multi-layered dashboard with a twin display set-up being the primary spotlight. It additionally will get a novel orange and white theme for the inside, however the manufacturing model is probably going to make use of extra subdued shades. Mitsubishi says that the idea’s cabin has been designed protecting in thoughts good total visibility and practicality, with a selected give attention to rear seat area.

Mitsubishi XFC Idea: design components shared with Renault-Nissan fashions

Whereas the XFC Idea carries a novel look, on nearer inspection, one could make out a touch of Renault-inspired SUV design cues, together with the inside and dashboard structure.

Not shocking, since Mitsubishi is a part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and with a view to assist carry down prices, the Japanese carmaker has fashions that are co-developed with Renault Nissan. The newest Mitsubishi ASX, which went on sale in Europe, is predicated on the European-spec Renault Captur.

Nonetheless, so far as platform goes, the SUV might be primarily based on the same structure because the Mitsubishi Xpander MPV, which can also be on sale in Vietnam and the ASEAN area.

Mitsubishi XFC: will it come to India? 

Whereas Mitsubishi was a preferred model in India until a number of years again, there is no such thing as a information of the production-spec Mitsubishi XFC coming to India. Nonetheless, Misubishi’s sister manufacturers – Renault and Nissan – are current right here within the compact SUV phase. Nissan not too long ago showcased three of their international fashions in India and likewise confirmed the launch of the X-Path SUV.

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