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Mitsubishi Motors line-up at 44th Tokyo Motor Show

October 8, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors line-up at 44th Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will debut the Mitsubishi eX (electric cross-over) Concept compact SUV show car with a next-generation EV system at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015.

The concept car is a showcase of MMC’s next-generation electric vehicle (EV) technologies, a new take on the Dynamic Shield front design concept as well as a vast range of other technologies for superior driving pleasure in a compact crossover package.

The Mitsubishi Motors stand, featuring the MITSUBISHI eX Concept, reflects the main theme of “Driving Beyond – Another Step Forward with SUVs and Electric Power”.

Mitsubishi’s eX Concept is a vision for a unique 100 per cent electric-powered compact SUV aimed at the fast-growing compact SUV market.

It uses MMC’s state-of-the-art electric-powered technologies and all-wheel control technologies combined with automated driving, connected car and active safety systems.

Both exterior and interior indicate the future direction of MMC Design.

Overall, it evokes the image of a city-friendly, sporty crossover merged with the elegance and stylishness of a “shooting brake” (a term for a coupé with flowing styling fused with a hatchback car, the term originates from British hunting-use horse carriages) with compact SUV lines.

The front end is a new interpretation of the Dynamic Shield front design concept.

The path to the Mitsubishi eX Concept will be told through a panel display telling the story of 50 years of MMC’s research and development in the field of electric vehicles EV development.

Real-life examples that support the display will include a Baja Portalegre 500 Outlander PHEV cross-country rally car along with a custom-wrapped i-MiEV commemorating the 50 year milestone.

Mitsubishi will also display other eco-technologies including models powered by clean diesel engines, minicars, and other eco-friendly vehicles on public days.

In addition at the Smart Mobility City 2015 (SMC), an organiser-themed project being staged alongside the Tokyo Motor Show, an Outlander PHEV will be linked to a Vehicle to Home (V2H) system to reproduce the flow of energy in a day in the life of a home that uses an EV/PHEV.

SMC 2015 will also play host to the Automated Driving Demonstration where an Outlander PHEV test car, currently being developed jointly with MMC and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, will be exhibited.

This test car will allow visitors to experience a ride in a driverless vehicle. 

The test ride program allows visitors to experience the functions these cars are equipped with.

These include driverless traffic jam navigation by keeping space with slow moving vehicles in congested traffic using ultrasonic sensors to detect the vehicle ahead as well as automated remote parking in a row of parked vehicles using ultrasonic sensors to detect the amount of parking space and obstacles.

The Outlander PHEV display area features a model Outlander PHEV chassis which visually demonstrates the technical features of Plug-in Hybrid EV and Twin Motor 4WD systems.

There is also a visual display of a virtual community using Vehicle to X (V2X) systems which supply electric power from the Outlander PHEV’s drive battery to the home and others, visualising the versatility and possibilities of electric-powered vehicles.