Mitsubishi has taken the wraps off the e-compact concept, which previews a production model that will be unveiled later this year.

Mitsubishi has taken the wraps off the e-compact concept, which previews a production model that will be unveiled later this year.

Aimed at emerging markets and developed nations, the B-segment vehicle measures 3,740mm long and 1,680mm wide. Despite the compact dimensions, Mitsubishi says the cabin can comfortably seat five adults and their luggage.

Detailed specifications haven't been announced, but the production model will be powered by 1.0- and 1.2-liter engines. Additionally, the vehicle will be equipped with brake energy regeneration and an engine start/stop system. If that isn't green enough, the e-compact platform was also designed to accommodate a full electric powertrain.

The production version of e-compact will be built in Thailand and is scheduled to be launched in 2012. If everything goes according to plan, Mitsubishi will produce 150,000 to 200,000 units annually.

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