| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 1.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 70 hp
Torque: 65 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.2 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 79 hp
Torque: 78 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, CVT
Short (3710 mm), light (from 845 kg), sleek (Cd: 0.27), efficient (4.0 l /100km**), clean (92 g/km**) and peppy (0-100 km/h in 13'6**), Space Star remains nonetheless roomy (1651 mm total legroom), comfortable (for 5 occupants) and nimble (short 4.6 m turning circle despite a wide 1665 mm body), whilst offering the level of comfort, equipment and safety expected nowadays.
**1.0 liter engine w/AS&G and 5M/T – combined EÚ cycle
Re-engineering the B-Segment
Following the same development philosophy as New Outlander, Space Star's 'engineering-first' approach translated into 'efficiency-first' solutions:
o Structural optimization, extensive use of high-tensile strength steel paneling, etc…result in a significant reduction in weight over A/B- and B-Segment average wîth a minimum of only 845 kg, making a major contribution to fuel economy, CO2 emissions and drivability.
o At the same time, MMC's patented RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body design combines an impact energy-absorbing front end wîth a high-rigidity cabin structure.
Improving on it for Space Star, Mitsubishi R&D added straight and large section front cross-members, so called 'Multi-load pass frame'. Together wîth a reinforced cabin, they contribute to better energy management in case of a front crash.
In the area of pedestrian safety, New Space Star will obviously comply wîth the new
EÚ regulations enforced from 2013, Furthermore, Space Star will offer 6 airbags (incl. side & curtain) as standard equipment
o Through CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis and wind tunnel testing, MMC
design team focused their efforts over aerodynamic performance, (from the clam-shell hood to the – new patent pending - tapered rear roofline), providing a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.27 – one of the lowest in its class, if not the lowest, to the benefit of fuel economy, emissions and drivability.
o Space Star's high-efficiency packaging keeps the engine compartment as compact as
possible to optimize occupant space. While smaller than conventional compact cars,
the body dimensions make it highly manoeuverable while providing good interior
space for five adults and sufficient luggage space for everyday use (interior length representing 65% of the overall length of the car – cargo volume from 235 l VDA measured).
o The front end design allows the driver to see both edges of the engine hood, making it easier to determine the positioning of the vehicle. Locating the A-pillars closer to the front occupants and starting the belt line low down at the front contributes to offer an excellent field of vision, both forward and to the side.