Mitsubishi is showcasing two Concept Vehicles at its home Motor Show in Tokyo. The MI-TECH and Super Height K-Wagon Concepts are due for world premieres at the Tokyo Motor Show from 24 October till 4 November, alongside a host of new line-ups and Japanese-spec models.
The Mitsubishi MI-TECH Concept embodies the values of MMC’s Drive your Ambition brand message under the concept of: “An electric SUV that delivers unparalleled driving pleasure and confidence over all terrain in light and wind". The new concept car features a new, downsized and lighter plug-in hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain, a four-motor electric 4WD system and advanced driver assistance with active safety systems. The MI-TECH name is constructed using the “M” from Mitsubishi and the “I” from Intelligent, Ingenious and Inspired, while the TECH is an abbreviation of Technology.
MI-TECH’s advanced PHEV system is optimized with a light and compact unit for this small size SUV, using a gas turbine engine generator instead of a petrol engine generator, allowing the driver to use pure-electric driving mode and series hybrid modes.
The MI-TECH Concept is driven by a four-motor 4WD system called Quad Motor with Dual Motor Active Yaw Control (AYC) with two motors for both the front and rear axles. This allows optimum torque to be delivered to all four wheels, and it even got off-road capability.
MI-TECH Concept adopts a human machine interface (HMI) that projects a variety of information, detected by using advanced optical sensing technology, onto the windscreen of the vehicle, while the MI-PILOT driver assistance system not only alerts the driver in potential collision situations, it also supports the operation of the steering wheel and brakes. In addition, active safety systems support the driver in avoiding collisions and mitigating any collision damage. All these systems work together to deliver a reassuring, safe and enjoyable driving experience.
Visitors to the MMC booth during the motor show get to see virtual reality demonstrations that allow them to see the concept car displayed from a variety of angles and distances. The stereoscopic images of the MI-TECH Concept can be rotated, zoomed in and out and set against multiple background scenes.
Second Concept World Premiere for Tokyo Motor Show
The new-generation Super Height K-Wagon Concept answers the wishes of those drivers looking to expand their list of destinations.
The Super Height K-Wagon SUV Concept features the roomy interior space as is standard of the genre while delivering the performance and functionality expected in this category.
This concept car delivers nimble handling and brisk performance while maximizing interior space. It also offers reassurance and safety to all occupants with MI-PILOT driver assistance technology, Forward Collision Mitigation, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems which earn it SAPO CAR (Safety Support Car) S Wide classification in Japan.
Further Mitsubishi highlights
Aside from the Concepts, the brand is exhibiting Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer, the mid-size electrified SUV concept which was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019, Other highlights include Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV, Eclipse Cross SUV, Delica D:5 minivan, eK Cross, K height wagon and Japanese-market models.
The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer is the concept for a new-generation mid-size crossover SUV and is powered by Mitsubishi’s Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV system. It offers high levels of dynamic performance that gives the driver confidence when driving in any weather or over any road surface. It also delivers the long cruising range inherent to the PHEV. The SUV has a three-row seating layout for comfort and space.