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Mitsubishi releases sketch of its compact crossover which will launch in Geneva

We revealed a few days ago that Mitsubishi is planning to launch its first compact crossover, supposedly dubbed the Outlander Sport, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, taking place in Switzerland in 2010.

Now, the Japanese company revealed the first sketch of the future model, ending speculations on just what it will borrow from the 2007 Compact-cX concept, which we picture in that article. This new sketch doesn’t stray away from those design lines though, featuring a bit more Lancer “shark-like” front end, which has already been featured on the small Colt and the upcoming facelifted Outlander.

But besides this interesting sketch, the press release from Mitsubishi says that it will mark a definite change in the posture and position of the Japanese carmaker, which will shift from “being an SUV-focused nameplate to a manufacturer of environment-friendly passenger cars & crossovers, with a presence in the “authentic off-roader” segment.”

Does this mean that we’ll see fewer off-road models and more things like the Lancer or i-MiEV? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Source: Jalopnik