American car shows are known for pretty girls. European shows are known for professional girls. Canadian shows are known for, well, no girls. Aside from some roller skaters that I missed while interviewing Chip Foose, Mitsubishi was the only company that included any female companionship for the new models.
At this year’s Canadian International Autoshow, Mitsubishi unveiled the new Lancer Ralliart and the Concept-cX. I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that the only shot I took of the Ralliart is way off in the background behind the cX. I suppose that’s because I think the little diesel runabout is ultimately a more important vehicle than the Evo IX’s little brother.
That’s not to say that Ralliart won’t be significant in Mitsubishi’s short term plans, but the cX is definitely a long term player.
With funky styling and a practical interior, the 1.8 liter turbo diesel Concept-cX would be a good step forward for Mitsubishi in the quest for environmentally responsible transportation.
Mitsubishi is having fun while being a responsible citizen. Recently it was announced that Mitsu would partner with the Right To Play organization. Right To Play is working to help children in war torn countries improve themselves through sports. A pair of Canadian Olympians were on hand to share the word and toss a few balls around.
Canadian Vice President Tomoki Yanigawa got to spend some quality time with the girls and was presented with a cool Right To Play jacket.