The Tokyo Motor Show is coming up at the end of the month, and Mitsubishi isn't about to sit it out. That's where the Diamond Star automaker will unveil the eX Concept pictured here. The electric crossover concept packs what the company terms as a "next-generation EV system" into what looks at first blush like a rather dramatic design.

Mitsubishi is telling us next to nothing about the eX and its specifications. However, it indicates that the concept incorporates an all-electric powertrain, all-wheel drive, an automated driving system, vehicle connectivity, and active safety systems. The automaker has also only revealed the one rendering above, but it bears all the hallmarks of a modern Mitsubishi concept like the ones we've seen in recent years. That includes the company's signature Diamond Shield front grille, flanked by narrow, angular headlights and oversized running lamps.

Naturally, this concept rides on oversized wheels and boasts spindly little mirrors, all in an effort to tell us this is a bonafide show car and not a pre-production prototype. We'll look forward to seeing more in the near future, but in the meantime you can delve into what little Mitsubishi is telling us at this point in the press release below.

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MITSUBISHI MOTORS LINEUP AT 44TH TOKYO MOTOR SHOW – ANOTHER STEP FORWARD WITH SUVS AND ELECTRIC POWER

08/10/15 from Mitsubishi Motors in the UK Print this page Add this release to Your Downloads
TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the Mitsubishi eX1 Concept, a compact SUV concept car, with a next-generation EV system at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 20152. The concept car showcases MMC's next-generation electric vehicle (EV) technologies, a new take on the Dynamic Shield front design concept, and a vast range of other technologies for superior driving pleasure in a compact crossover package. MMC's display reflects the main theme of "Driving Beyond" – another step forward with SUVs and electric power.

ELEGANCE & SUV & 100% ELECTRIC

The Mitsubishi eX Concept is a vision for a unique all electric powered compact SUV aimed at the fast growing compact SUV market. It uses MMC's state-of-the art EV and all-wheel control technologies combined with automated driving, connected car, and active safety systems.

Both exterior and interior design indicate the direction MMC Design is taking. Overall, it evokes the image of a sporty crossover zipping nimbly around town as it merges the elegance and stylishness of a "shooting brake" (a luxury and sporty estate wagon) with compact SUV lines. The front end is a new interpretation of the Dynamic Shield front design concept.

STATE-OF-THE-ART PLUG-IN HYBRID TECHNOLOGY & VERSATILITY

The Outlander PHEV area includes a model Outlander PHEV chassis which demonstrates the technical features of Plug-in Hybrid EV and Twin Motor 4WD systems in an easily understandable way. In addition there is a georama of a virtual community using V2X3 systems which supply electric power from the Outlander PHEV's drive battery for a myriad of uses, visualising the versatility and possibilities of electric-powered vehicles.

50 YEARS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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 EV development. Real life examples that support the display will include a Baja Portalegre 500 Outlander PHEV cross-country rally car4 along with a custom-wrapped i-MiEV commemorating those 50 years.

Joining these will be a number of models featuring other eco-technologies such as models powered by clean diesel engines, minicars, and other eco-friendly vehicles on public days.

In addition, the Smart Mobility City 2015 (SMC)5 will display an Outlander PHEV which is used to explain the value of an EV when stationary. The Outlander PHEV is linked to a V2H6 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 Demonstration7 where a 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.


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