FUTURE & CONCEPT CARS
Named after a beautiful, rugged ski resort known for its challenging off-piste runs, the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer gives drivers unprecedented freedom and confidence when driving in any weather condition on any road surface. The Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) offers a long cruising range so you can go farther than you’ve ever expected – perfect for trips to places with no charging infrastructure.
The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer is an elegant and functional all-rounder crossover SUV. In classic Mitsubishi form, the body styling gives expression to the power and reliability that allow it to negotiate any type of road. Designed with exquisite attention to detail, the generous interior will allow passengers to enjoy the journey to every adventure in comfort.
Take the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer's eco-friendliness even further with a Dendo Drive House (DDH) package, including EV/PHEV, a bi-directional charger, solar panels and home battery. DDH allows customers to charge their EV/PHEV in a cost-effective way at home using solar-generated power – and to supply electricity from their EV/PHEV to the home in case of emergency.
The MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is a high-performance, all-electric crossover SUV that offers up a glimpse into our future. For an enhanced driving experience, the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT combines the very best of Mitsubishi Motors technology with the go-anywhere flexibility of an SUV. It expands Mitsubishi Motors' SUV know-how of EV and all-wheel drive expertise and takes it to a new level with Artificial Intelligence (AI). These elements are combined seamlessly to deliver safe and enjoyable performance that mirrors driver intent under all weather conditions and on all surfaces.
The MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is built to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of both driver and passengers, true to the Evolution reputation.
The MITSUBISHI eX Concept is a vision for a compact SUV powered by a next-generation EV system. In terms of design, it evokes the image of a sports crossover, zipping nimbly around town. It merges the strong lines of a compact SUV with the elegance and style of a "shooting brake" (a term for a coupé with flowing styling fused with a hatchback car, originating from British hunting-use horse carriages). The front end expresses a new interpretation of our Dynamic Shield front design concept.
The next-generation EV system employs a high-capacity, high-performance battery together with compact high-output electric motors. Installing the drive battery beneath the body has lowered the centre of gravity. Pair this with its Twin Motor 4WD and S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control systems, and it provides handling control which faithfully reflects driver inputs while providing outstanding vehicle stability. The MITSUBISHI eX Concept is a next-generation SUV that’s a step ahead of current-day EVs.
The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV is a full-size SUV with full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SUV.
The Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV is a Sport Utility Truck (SUT) concept that delivers next-generation environmental and driving performance. It was developed by blending the best attributes of Mitsubishi Motors' lauded Triton production model pickup truck while providing the features, comfort and interior spaciousness of a premium sedan or Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Ample, efficient power is provided by a diesel-hybrid system that makes use of a 2.5-litre clean-diesel engine and an electric motor/lithium-ion battery Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) system. What's more, Mitsubishi Motors' innovative Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, accompanied by next-generation Super Select 4WD (SS4WD) provides highly responsive torque and tractability on rough roads or off road.
The Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV gives an indication of the direction that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (which launched the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the world's first mass-produced electric vehicle) believes electric vehicles (EVs) will be headed in the near future.
Its headlight and rear tail light designs are based on the faceted shape of cut diamonds, creating a deep and sophisticated design aesthetic. This facet-cut theme has been carried over to the design of this concept car's wheels as well.
Its highly efficient EV powertrain includes lightweight components, an integrated electric motor, inverter and charger module that help to reduce power losses. It also includes magnetic resonance wireless lithium-ion battery recharging.
A completely new design from the ground up, the MiEV Evolution II features a unique four-motor drivetrain (two front/two rear) based on a modified high-output version of the production Mitsubishi i-MiEV street-legal electric vehicle motor, a tube-frame chassis, a redesigned version of Mitsubishi Motors highly-advanced proprietary Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive technology, new clean-sheet aerodynamically-enhanced carbon-fiber bodywork and state-of-the-art high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.
The MiEV Evolution II was built for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a time trial event for automobiles and motorcycles held annually at Colorado Springs, Colorado. The incredible elevation change from the start line to the finish line (a climb of 4,720 feet) creates temperature, air pressure, weather and other atmospheric conditions that allows Mitsubishi Motors to gather important vehicle data in order to enhance the durability and reliability of its advanced 100 percent electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional gas- or diesel-powered hybrid vehicles in the company's future vehicle development.
Feedback and data derived from last year's i-MiEV Evolution racing prototype and its outstanding all-wheel drive system is being used to develop the unique twin electric motor-based Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system found on the Outlander PHEV - the first of its kind on a production crossover vehicle — when it arrives in Mitsubishi Motors dealerships in the US.
The Mitsubishi Motors EV racing team competed with a pair of highly advanced state-of-the-art 100 percent electric-powered vehicles in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event to not only increase the awareness and visibility of the EV but also to demonstrate the high level of technology engineered into each Mitsubishi Motors electric vehicle and its EV-related components and systems.
"At the heart of the Concept PX-MiEV there are three power systems, one permanent magnet synchronous electric motor in the front, another in back, and the highly efficient MIVEC gasoline engine which can power the front wheels and also serve as a generator. Controlled and optimized by the remarkable MiEV Operating System, the engine, electric motors and batteries work together to maximize efficiency and deliver impressive range."
"Here's how it works: At slow and moderate speeds (for example, a morning commute in the city), the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid System operates in all-electric EV Mode. Here the Concept PX-MiEV becomes a front-wheel-drive vehicle, powered by its battery pack and the front electric motor. In short, it offers fun-to-drive power with zero tailpipe emissions. Furthermore, the Concept PX-MiEV monitors road conditions and adapts to them. So if it's raining, or if the road is slick with snow, electric power is automatically provided to the rear motor, supplementing the front-wheel-drive operation and effectively turning the car into an electric four-wheel-drive vehicle."
"Mitsubishi Concept-RA is powered by a new high-output, low-emission 2.2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbo diesel engine. This engine features the Mitsubishi innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system valvetrain that offers continuously-variable valve-timing control. The new diesel engine is equipped with piezoelectric injector common-rail direct fuel injection that allows a lower compression ratio and a VD (Variable Diffuser)/VG (Variable Geometry) turbocharger. The 2.2-liter engine delivers a maximum output of 201 hp and maximum torque of 310 ft.-lbs."
Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept
The MITSUBISHI GT-PHEV Concept is a next-gen crossover SUV that takes a variety of road surface conditions in stride. Featuring Mitsubishi's latest design language together with MMC’s advanced and proprietary electric and all-wheel control technologies, the GT-PHEV Concept empowers drivers to pilot their car with confidence. It stirs the driver’s curiosity and sense of adventure as they seek to go further, to step beyond anything they have experienced before.
In its overall design, the MITSUBISHI GT-PHEV Concept projects the image of a “ground tourer” – a car made for cruising across a vast land – expressing Functional Beauty, Augmented Possibility, Sculptured Dynamism, Japanese Craftsmanship.
The front visage combines MMC’s Dynamic Shield front design and the functionality of protecting both people and the car. From the side, the MITSUBISHI GT-PHEV Concept uses horizontal lines to convey its high-end crossover SUV styling and vehicle stability. With a muscularity and intensity that gives the impression it has been carved from a single ingot of steel, the body is clothed in classy styling, highlighted by precise detailing.
The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine and a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.
The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV feature Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's (MMC) active safety technologies and the advanced "connected car" technology that utilizes next-generation information systems. These functions include a danger detection system which activates the corresponding safety functions and a failure/malfunction early-detection system which urges the driver to seek repairs or other maintenance when necessary.