Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at the 2013 Tokyo Motor ShowMitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 on November 20. Incorporating a new design that symbolizes the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to SÚVs, the three concepts take as their theme MMC's @earth TECHNOLOGY*1 and point to the direction MMC's development and manufacturing will take in the near future.
The MITSÚBISHI Concept GC–PHEV is a next-generation full-size SÚV wîth full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, wîth a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SÚV.
The MITSÚBISHI Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SÚV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The MITSÚBISHI Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured wîth a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine and a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor wîth a high-capacity battery.
These two concepts feature PHEV systems optimally tailored to different market and §egmènt requirements.
The MITSÚBISHI Concept AR is a next-generation compact MPV which combines SÚV maneuverability wîth MPV roominess. It uses a lightweight mild hybrid system which includes a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine.
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All three concepts feature MMC's latest 'e-Assist'*2 active safety technologies and the advanced 'connected car' technology that utilizes next-generation information systems. These functions include a danger detection system which activates the corresponding safety functions and a failure/malfunction early-detection system which urges the driver to seek repairs or other maintenance when necessary.
Including the three concept models, MMC will be displaying a total of 17 models (13 on press days) at its booth at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. Joining the concepts will be the new eK Space 'super height wagon' minicar due for launch in Japan at the beginning of next year, motorsport vehicles and some current production models.
*1: @earth TECHNOLOGY embraces a collection of advanced next-generation technologies embodying the principles of environmental responsibility, driving pleasure and toughness and safety.
*2: A collection of active safety technologies including ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), FCM (Forward Collision Management), LDW (Lane Departure Warning). 'e-Assist' name used in Japan only.