A two-way buzz at show

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pointer to a new plug-in hy­brid for short dis­tances.

The Hiroshima-based car­maker has con­cen­trated on its new Sky Con­cept to show­case a new Sky-G petrol and Sky-D diesel en­gine, as well as a new six-speed au­to­matic gear­box.

Don’t think of the Con­cept PX-MiEV as a new off-roader. Mit­subishi says the PX cross­over just houses a new plug-in hy­brid sys­tem that gets about 3.0 litres/100km. Apart from its driv­e­train, the in­te­rior uses seat up­hol­stery that kills bac­te­ria and gets rid of of­fen­sive odours. The i-MIEV Cargo is also a new com­mer­cial van con­cept taken from the i-MIEV elec­tric car.

You may not have heard about it, but this Ja­panese kit-car spe­cial­ist has com­bined a tuned 200kW 2.3-litre turbo en­gine from the Mazda3 MPS and a light­weight body to de­liver a hot-shot sportscar, the Su­passe V. The V gets an alu­minium twin-tube mono­coque space­frame chas­sis with a fi­bre­glass body. The Su­passe is ex­pected to sell in Ja­pan for about $80,000.

Cun­ning con­cepts: (above) Toy­ota’s FT-86 Con­cept and (be­low) the gull­wing Subaru Hy­brid Tourer Con­cept.

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