By Veeno Dewan
Vancouver – A grey downtown Vancouver somewhat livened up by the Tawny Orange 2020 Mitsubishi RVR parked outside the Fairmont Rim Hotel – the venue for Vancouver auto scribes to take look at the new version of this popular sub- compact SUV. Happy to say thing are even better with the new 2020 RVR subcompact SUV. The front and rear lights are updated with LED units for the headlights and daytime running lights. There new alloy wheels. And a new grill design to finishes off the look. The RVR offers the segment’s only lockable 4WD system. RVR’s All-Wheel-Control system offers it. In GT spec. The 2.4L four cylinder engine’s 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque is combined with Mitsubishi’s latest INVECSIII CVT transmission, with excellent fuel economy. Mitsubishi rates the GT versions of the RVR at 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres,
Inside, the RVR offers a neat spacious interior is pretty and the new infotainment system, now with a larger screen, adds a touch of modernity. The dashboard, features a piano-black finish in the middle as well as surrounding the air vents. The central console has been redesigned as well, and, there is a sleek new 8-inch touchscreen is in place with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The news system also comes with Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones. There is a handy 566 litres (20 cubic feet) of cargo space with all the seats up and almost 1,415 L (50 cu. ft.) with the rear seats folded.
On the entry-level ES FWD version (starting price: $22,998), you get heated front seats, The step up to the SE FWD ($25,298), and buyers gain: blind spot monitor and rear transversal traffic alert The SE AWC version, offers the smaller 2.0L engine and adds rear transversal traffic alert and LED anti-fog lights to the mix. The RVR SEL AWC ($29,798) arrives with 18-inch alloy wheels, faux suede seat trim, fast-key keyless entry, push-button start and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The Limited Edition AWC ($30,798), adds exterior black trim, leather seats and a heated steering wheel is part of the included equipment. The top dog RVR GT AWC ($33,998), offers lane departure warning and forward collision warning, plus panoramic roof and a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with nine speakers. Look out for a test drive soon, but don’t wait! The new 2020 RVR is in Mitsubishi showrooms across Canada now.