Mitsubishi has today confirmed that the Concept-cX from last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show will enter production as a new compact crossover model designed to sit under the current Outlander. The new model will feature a constant AWD system and will be the showcase Mitsubishi’s environmental awareness by debuting a family of Euro-5 clean diesel engines.

The new engine is planned to have class-leading power output courtesy of a high-efficiency turbocharger and high-efficiency combustion characteristics. Some of the technologies include a variable geometry turbocharger, a diesel particulate filter and a diesel oxidation catalyst.

The base engine will be a 136hp (100kW) 1.8L four-cylinder unit churning out 206lb-ft (280Nm) of torque from a low 2,000rpm. It will be mated to the carmaker’s Twin Clutch SST gearbox and a custom AWD system.

If the production Concept-cX proves popular, re-skinned versions of the car could also be sold by French carmakers Peugeot and Citroen - just as they did with the current 4007 and C7 SUVs based on the larger Outlander.

2007 Mitsubishi Concept-cX