Mitsubishi will be exhibiting the Mitsubishi Concept-ZT at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, one of the three concept vehicles that will be on display this October. The Mitsubishi Concept-ZT is powered by a 2.2 litre clean turbodiesel with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger that makes 188 horsepower and 400Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a Twin Clutch SST dual clutch automated gearbox, and like the Concept-cX, it will have a Green Plastic-based interior.
It also has S-AWC all-wheel drive combining a front Electric Limited Slip Differential, ABS and ASC, based on Mitsubishi’s famous 4WD system.
It looks like an enlarged version of the 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer, which might mean we are actually looking at the next generation Mitsubishi Galant here. It’s wheelbase is 2815mm, compared to the Lancer’s 2635mm wheelbase. Compared to the giant Mitsubishi 380/Galant which can be considered it’s predecessor, it is longer at 4950mm compared to 4835mm, but narrower at 1820mm compared to 1840mm.
The chassis is built using an aluminium space frame structure which combines aluminum extrusion and aluminum die casting, giving the body strength and rigidity yet being relatively lightweight. Outer panels use a shock-resistant, recyclable resin, similiar to the one on the Delica D:5’s front fenders.
Mitsubishi has also equipped the Concept-ZT with a number of gadgets. The Mitsubishi Concept-ZT has a pre-crash safety system that uses millimeter-length radar waves to detect cars far ahead as well as obstacles in the adjacent lane. It warns the driver to take action if the chances of a collision are high.
A lane-drift warning system uses a front camera, steering angle sensor, speed sensor, and a yaw rate sensor to calculate the possibility of the car veering out of its lane, thanks to the camera which can recognize lane markings on the road.
Wide-angle lense cameras are placed at the front, the rear, and the left and right sides of the car. Optical distortions are corrected by the system before displaying it on a screen in the car, allowing the driver to view the situation around the car as seen from the top.
A park assist system can also maneuver the car into a parking space without any driver intervention except for braking. Finally, the car is equipped with a pop-up hood that minimizes pedestrian injury by popping up the hood before the pedestrian’s head hits it, creating a buffer.
UPDATE: Check out more photos after the jump.