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Mitsubishi - Concept XR-PHEV II

MITSUBISHI MOTORS @ 2015 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the global debut of the MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II as well as the European premiere of the L200 pickup truck at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II is a small SUV powered by a new plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system. The all-new L200 is due to go on sale in Europe this summer.

The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II is a small SUV concept expected to be MMC’s second PHEV following the Outlander PHEV launched in January 2013. The new PHEV system presented in the MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II is a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency front-engine/front-drive system ideal for an urban crossover. The system is estimated to achieve very low CO2 emissions of below 40 g/km, among the lowest of any PHEV, while also delivering gutsy and smooth performance with excellent response with its 163 ps electric motor. The concept model reflects MMC’s focus on electric vehicles in its approach to environmental technologies and is currently developing PHEV systems best suited to each model in its lineup with a view to introducing them in the near future.

The L200 is the European specification version of the all-new Triton/Strada pickup which was launched in Thailand in November last year. While featuring improvements in its functionality and reliability as a work vehicle, it was developed as “The ultimate sport utility truck” and to provide an interior space with comfort levels on par with a passenger model. The diesel version of the L200 uses a turbocharged 2.4-liter MIVEC diesel engine which complies with European emission regulations. In addition it emits just 169 g/km of CO2, among the lowest in its class while delivering powerful output with 181 ps (High Power model). Four-wheel drive models employ the Super Select 4WD-II drivetrain from the Pajero*4 with four selectable drive modes to give the driver the ideal traction for any types of road conditions and outstanding all-terrain performance. The all-new Triton/L200 pickups are being introduced sequentially over the globe with plans to eventually introduce them into some 150 countries.

*4: Montero or Shogun in some countries.

The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II is an urban crossover employing a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency front-engine/front-wheel drive PHEV system to achieve superior environmental and road performance.

Exterior

The new XR-PHEV II expresses vibrant dynamism with a silhouette reflecting taut muscularity and a body shape that comprises a character line which sharply cuts into its sides and merges together with the protruding rear fenders.

The front face is inherited from the motif seen historically on the Pajero. The XR-PHEVII’s front face expresses a new “shield” shape to protect people and the car alike by evolving the Pajero’s traditional unique “protection” as the bumpers and underneath extended inward and upward respectively.

In addition this front motif is replicated at the rear, featuring a high-mount tail lamp for improved rear visibility.

Interior

The interior expresses fortitude through an aluminum frame that spreads out sideways from the central console which supports the minimalist horizontal instrument panel. It features high contrast in the front part with black-and-silver hues.

The cockpit was made to functionally enhance the driver’s focus with controls concentrated in the center console and in the steering wheel.

PHEV system

The new PHEV system is designed for use in front-engine/front-drive models and comprises a MIVEC engine, a new electric motor/generator and a new power drive unit all mounted up front. The new power drive unit comprises a compact and high-efficiency inverter and variable voltage system to achieve high power and high torque. CO2 emissions reach under 40 g/km when on the move, among the very best in terms of environmental performance for a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The PHEV system is designed to operate primarily in all-electric mode with the engine acting as a generator or supplying additional motive power when needed. Depending on driving conditions and remaining battery charge, the system automatically switches between all-electric, series hybrid and parallel hybrid modes. By selecting Battery Save or Battery Charge mode, the driver can drive in all-electric mode when they wish to do so. While delivering powerful and sporty performance, the system achieves smooth and elegant motoring with an extremely quiet interior and no transmission shift shock for a further enhancement in driving pleasure.

Basic specifications

L x W x H

4,490mm × 1,890 mm × 1,620 mm

Wheelbase

2,670 mm

Seats

4

Battery capacity

12 kWh

Motor output

120 kW (163 ps)

Drivetrain

2WD

CO2 emissions

Below 40 g/km

 

SOURCE: MITSUBISHI

Shows

2015  Geneva
2015  Shanghai

Picture places

Mitsubishi 

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