Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II To Debut In Geneva

FEB 26 2015 BY MARK KANE 12

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

At the 85th Geneva International Motor Show, Mitsubishi will present a small SUV – the Concept XR PHEV II.

As we noted earlier, it’s very similar to the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV from 2013, but now we have confirmation that this new, less radical version is very close to the production version of the second generation ASX.

In other words, this provides us with a taste of the of second plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi, which will enter the market in the near future – probably 2017.

“The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II is a small SUV concept expected to be MMC’s second PHEV following the Outlander PHEV launched in the UK in April, 2014. 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 163PS 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 line-up with a view to introducing them in the near future.”

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II is a front-engine/front-drive, equipped with a MIVEC engine, a new electric motor/generator and a new power drive unit all mounted up front.

Electric motor output stands at 120 kW, while its 12 kWh battery pack seems to be borrowed from the Outlander PHEV (also 12 kWh).

There is no data on range, but it should be higher than the larger Outlander PHEV and the Japanese automaker says that all-electric mode will be SUV’s primary mode.

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

“Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II

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 Shogun. The XR-PHEV II’s front face expresses a new “shield” shape to protect people and the car alike by evolving the Shogun’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 aluminium 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 centre console and in the steering wheel.”

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

“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 PHEV. 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 H4,490mm × 1,890 mm × 1,620 mm
Wheelbase2,670 mm
Seats4
Battery capacity12 kWh
Motor output120 kW (163 ps)
Drivetrain2WD
CO2 emissionsBelow 40 g/km
Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Smartphone Link Display Audio

Mitsubishi Motors’ first Smartphone Link Display Audio supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will make its world debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. Smartphone Link Display Audio provides excellent user experience by connecting your smartphones to it.

Android Auto[5] was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.

Apple CarPlay[6], the smarter, safer way to use iPhone* in the car gives drivers an easy and intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a touch or a word by activating Siri with the voice control button on the steering wheel.

The Smartphone Link Display Audio will be exhibited in MMC’s special booth at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.”

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II

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12 Comments on "Mitsubishi Concept XR PHEV II To Debut In Geneva"

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It looks like a nice car.

For the US market, where people drive far and fast, they should increase the battery to 16kWh on the XR and PHEV.

It will improve the car a lot, and thanks to the $7500 tax credit, the out of pocket cost might actually be less.

CUV is the hottest market segment right now, but all Mitsubishi has is a concept car….. Missed opportunities, especially in the U.S. market , build in a 16kwh pack to take max advantage of the $7,500 incentive .

Heck even an ice version of this would sell.
L2 and chademo in a PHEV suv, it’s like they are the only mfr on the planet who has it figured out.

How do you see out the back? The front black trapezoid reminds me of a Lexus, meh. The big turn-dial knob is interesting. Not so sure about the other buttons.

Was thinking the same about the back end, that is going to have to change.

Yeah, looks pointlessly complex and expensive to build.

There should be a camera option, if not standard by the time this makes it to market.

Problably reverse and all round cameras. I wonder how long there will still be rear view mirrors in cars.

Really? A follow on to their hit and they still haven’t brought it to the USA?

Its cool looking but if it has gas engine I will keep my Hemi Challenger untill I trade it in on a full EV

Hummm the battery seems just shy of what is required to get the full 7500

If I were them I’d focus on getting a product that already exists to America instead of wasting time with a concept that may never get built.

I would have been first in line to buy a full priced Outlander PHEV. Instead I’ll probably buy a Volt.

But it isn’t just Mitsubishi that has dropped the ball

You’d think the other OEMs would look and see how a third tier manufacturer can outsell them all with an AWD SUV/CUV PHEV… and get the message that people want an AWD CUV.

Not like it’s a surprise, since CUVs are hit in the ICE market too.

Nope. Just churn our more RWD cars instead and wonder why sales disappoint

The ASX model is sold as the Outlander Sport in the U.S. and RVR in Canada