Simply called the eX Concept, the new creation is a compact SUV which features a mix of compact SUV and shooting brake styling - according to Mitsubishi.
But the big news for the eX is its powerplant, which comprises a 45kWh battery (which can be recharged wirelessly) matched with a pair of electric motors producing 70kW each.
One motor drives the front wheels with another providing power to the rear. In between is the battery pack, which is mounted low to maximise stability.
The motors combine with Mitsubishi’s S-AWC all-wheel-drive program including three driving modes (snow, gravel and auto), and Mitsubishi says the EV concept has a maximum range of around 400km.
Further emphasising the future focus is the inclusion of self-driving technology, next-generation information services, active safety features and connected car systems (v2v and v2i).
The eX Concept’s look draws heavily on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, including the ‘Dynamic Shield’ front end.
Mitsubishi says the concept previews a future design direction both inside and out.
Doors without centre pillars open to reveal a four-seat layout, with each seat featuring its own colour scheme for a sense of individuality. Conventional door mirrors have been replaced with high-definition rear-view cameras, as has the centre interior rear-view mirror.
A pair of rechargeable batteries is housed in the centre console, designed to support activities requiring portable power outside the car, and Mitsubishi says the energy stored in the eX’s battery pack can be used to power domestic appliances in the home for up to four days.
Mitsubishi is also using the eX Concept to debut a new ‘augmented reality’ windscreen, which can display satellite navigation instructions, car data, v2v alerts, lane departure warnings and more within the driver’s field of vision.
Among the list of safety features is a ‘Road Condition Detection Sensor’, which uses a camera and radar to read the road surface ahead to best prepare the S-AWC system to maximise safety. The data can also be shared with other cars in the area via v2v communication.
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