Mitsubishi RVR released in Japan
19th February, 2010
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced that its all-new
compact cross-over the RVR went on sale at Mitsubishi dealerships throughout Japan on 17th February, 2010. The
RVR is a compact cross-over which achieves superior utility and running performance, excellent environmental
efficiency (all models qualify for the Japanese domestic eco-car tax reduction), and a refined interior and
exterior in a compact size at an accessible price.
The new Mitsubishi RVR provides outstanding fuel efficiency from its light weight, compact body. With the
panoramic field of view of an SUV, the RVR is easy to drive and provides turn-on-a-dime manoeuvrability. The
vehicle is the ideal compact cross-over, with ample luggage space for every application from daily driving to
The power train combines a 1.8-litre, 16-valve DOHC MIVEC(*1) engine with an INVECS(*2)–III sport mode 6
speed CVT. The vehicle features a regenerative braking system(*3) (high-efficiency electric power generation
control), electric power steering, improved aerodynamics and other low-fuel consumption technologies down to
fine detail, resulting in a 75% reduction from the Japanese FY 2005 emissions petrol standards and exceeding
the FY 2010 fuel efficiency requirements by 15%. All models qualify for the Japanese eco-car tax reduction
(50% tax reduction to promote the popularisation of environmentally-friendly cars).
The RVR also incorporates super-wide HID headlights which provide a wide, ultra-bright beam for safe night
driving, a panoramic glass roof (with LED illumination) for a sense of spaciousness during the day and a
romantic ambiance at night, and push-button ignition. The vehicle has a refined and sporty interior with a
black colour scheme, silver highlights, and smooth, soft padding.
The Mitsubishi RVR is equipped with an advanced in-car entertainment including a terrestrial digital TV
tuner HDD navigation system and a “link system” with USB, Bluetooth and other connections for music players
and other external devices.
*1. Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control
*2. Intelligent and Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System
*3. Intensive battery charging of the electricity generated during deceleration (regenerative braking).
The stored energy is used until it is consumed during idling and running, without electricity generation. This
system contributes to higher fuel efficiency because the burden on the engine is decreased from not running the
alternator while the stored energy is consumed.