Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION Concept To Electrify Tokyo Motor Show

SEP 20 2017 BY MARK KANE 11

Mitsubishi has announced the unveiling of its e-EVOLUTION Concept for the upcoming 45th Tokyo Motor Show in late October.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

It will be an all-wheel drive, electrified car that we believe will come with a plug-in hybrid power-train…because well, that is what Mitsu does, although an all-electric set-up can not be 100% excluded at this point.

At the same time, the current generation Outlander PHEV is starting to show its age, so it would be smart to get an upgrade underway and increase the battery capacity; and what better way to introduce that system then by utilizing that in this upcoming concept?  Just a (hopeful) thought.

The second topic brought about by the concept is, of course…autonomous driving technology.  We now tend to think of ‘autonomy talk’ on today’s concept cars akin to the 25″ wheels that graced all show cars of decades past – nice for the concept, but rarely seen when those cars head to production.

“Mitsubishi Motors will give an exciting insight into the brand’s future direction with the world premiere of the Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

Incorporating the very latest technology from the manufacturer, the e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT signals the start of an exciting new era which will see long-term growth and sustainable development for the brand.

The e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT blends Mitsubishi Motors’ signature 4WD electric drivetrain know-how with advanced Artificial Intelligence technology under a low-slung, highly-aerodynamic SUV Coupé shape.

Mitsubishi Motors will announce more details on its new flagship concept car at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which takes place from October 27th-November 5th (press days 25th & 26th October) at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center.”

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11 Comments on "Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION Concept To Electrify Tokyo Motor Show"

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Spoonman.

Anybody else unable to stop reading that as Evil-ution?

Kdawg

“e-E”, and right after saying “Mitsubishi”? They should have named it eVolution or EVolution.

Looks like a hatchback..so that’s good.

Rich

Good for people in Japan and Europe. The US will never see this vehicle.

DJ

Mitsu already had the Evo(lution). If they are going to name it basically the same thing it’s got quite the shoes to fill!

PHEVfan

“current generation Outlander PHEV is starting to show its age”
It hasn’t even SHOWN UP yet in the states, yet it is already showing it’s age!

Bacardi
Don Zenga

Yes, hatch/crossovers are the future. Good that Mitsu choose this design. If it’s a plugin, then they should provide at least 50 mile range.

Big Show

Please also include fast charge capabilities, even if PHEV. I love my Volt, but more AER and a Level 3 charging option would make it even better. Basically, Mitsu should make an SUV version of the i3 REx 🙂

Kyuu

The small battery in a PHEV are poor candidates for fast charging. Plus, if you need more range on a longer trip, that’s what the ICE is for.

Big Show

For now, yes. But as kWh and AER increase, you approach the case where all short to medium trips can be pure EV and you only use the ICE for long range. Even a “small” 24 kWh pack can be charged at 50 kW.

Clive

Mitsubishi is part of the largest Car Manufacturing Group in the entire industry, I am sure they car deliver.

Carlos is involved, or course it will be golden.

Better than the dual motor Zoe Sport!