Mitsubishi displays the Mitsubishi Mi-Tech Hybrid Concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
It features a hybrid powertrain instead of a petrol/diesel engine.
One gets a glimpse of the ASX’s design that could be launched in 2021.
Mitsubishi has exciting things in store at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The revelation of the Mitsubishi Mi-Tech Hybrid Concept signals a revolution. This vehicle features a hybrid powertrain in the place of the traditional petrol/diesel engine.
This roofless model is powered by a plug-in hybrid range-extender system that derives its energy from the gas-turbine engine generator. The benefit of this generator is that it is light in weight as compared to the existing combustion engine. It is a powerful device, as it can run on different fuels like alcohol, diesel, or kerosene.
Mitsubishi Mi-Tech comes with four electric motors, two on each of the axles. This arrangement constitutes the Mitsubishi Quad Motor 4WD System. Though Mitsubishi claims this system to be capable of delivering excellent performance, it has not shared any specific figures to substantiate it.
This system is similar to the e-Evolution concept in 2017. It used three motors that justify Mitsubishi’s plans to offer drivetrains capable of delivering excellent performance.
The Mitsubishi Mi-Tech has a buggy-style appearance. However, Mitsubishi’s CEO, Takao Kato, confirmed Mitsubishi’s dedication to developing plug-in hybrids.
This model provides a glimpse of the next-gen ASX with exterior features front as well as rear light designs along with the Dynamic Shield Front Grille.
An exciting aspect of the Mitsubishi Mi-Tech is that the buggy style appearance comes with off-road tyres and flayed wheel-arches accompanied by aluminum skid plates. The presence of four turbine-like additions adds to the power of the vehicle.
The vehicle sports a simplified cabin with sturdy grab handles and a tones-down switchgear system. There is no internal touchscreen infotainment system on the console. The small screen placed behind the steering wheel and the AR windscreen (Augmented Reality Windscreen) displays information for assisting the driver for both off-road and on-road driving.
The 4-motor system improves on-road and off-road handling and control with the use of a revised version of the Mitsubishi S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) system. It enables the vehicle to drive with two wheels off the ground and also allows 180-degree spins. The electric brake calipers improve the overall control, as well.