Mitsubishi to unveil new RVR in Geneva

Major design overhaul furthers the "robust and ingenious" design language

Published: February 14, 2019, 6:30 AM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 2:56 PM

2020 Mitsubishi RVR

Mitsubishi will be overhauling its compact RVR for 2020, pulling the wraps off in a couple weeks at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Mitsubishi Canada’s top-seller, since its introduction in 2011, gets a major design overhaul to further the “robust & ingenious” design language, meaning its robust to venture off-road on explorations, and also technologically packed for young urban drivers.

Although similar to the current model, the new RVR shows an evolution in Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield front design, making the hood deeper and the bumper wider, through the reworking of the grille and distinctive LED light layout, and the grouping and placement of the turn and fog lights at the corners. At the rear, the width is accentuated by rear combination lights that stretch to the licence plate holder to create a continuous full-width line.

The look of the skid plates front and rear convey strength and ruggedness, in contrast to vivid new exterior colours — Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange and Oak Brown.

The Canadian market gets power from a 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre 4-cylinder, the latter with valve-timing. Both are mated to continuously variable transmissions and available in 2- or 4-wheel drive.

Technologically, the size of the instrument panel display has been increased, the smartphone-link display audio has been improved, and there is a safety-suite of driving aids that includes forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.