Mitsubishi continues playing it safe by steering clear of anything sporty and fun, and investing more and more in their cheap ‘global’ models. Here’s a new one, a compact sedan concept called the G4, set for debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month.
There is literally nothing interesting and cool about the G4 we can mention here. Mitsu tries to make it fascinating by saying the G4’s ‘high-clarity brilliant-cut diamond motif in the design of the front grille, headlamps and rear combination lamps’ make ‘a commanding presence ‘, but it really doesn’t.
That said, the G4 is not completely horrible compared to the other third-world cars it is going to compete with in the ‘global’ market. It features what Mitsubishi calls RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body, so it’s kinda safe, and it is powered by a 1.2-liter MIVEC engine mated to a CVT, so the powertrain is not prehistoric.
Another redeeming feature is the amount of space you get inside the car. That high roof and those unshapely doors means the rear passengers get decent headroom and that they won’t break a hip trying to get into the car.