Mitsubishi concept XR-PHEV II

2015 Geneva Motor Show: Mitsubishi to unveil compact SUV concept car equipped with new PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation plans to unveil the global debut of the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II, a compact SUV concept car equipped with the new PHEV, at the Geneva Motor Show to be held from March 3 until 15.

The Mitsubishi concept XR-PHEV II is a compact SUV concept car expected to be the second plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) following the Outlander PHEV.

The new PHEV system is an FF type equipped with a MIVEC engine, a new electric motor/generator and a new power drive unit. A large capacity battery is placed under the floor to contribute to the low center of gravity.

The new power drive unit comprises of an inverter and a variable voltage system. It achieved high output and high torque despite being compact, aside from having a highly efficient system. CO2 emissions reach under 40g/km when driving. It is a top-class environmentally efficient plug-in hybrid.

The PHEV system operates primarily in motor running; whereas, the engine is responsible for both power generation and driving force. Depending on the driving conditions and remaining battery charge, the system automatically selects among these modes: EV driving, series running, and parallel running. EV driving is made possible even during emergencies with the options to use battery save mode and battery charge mode.

Moreover, the European version of the Triton, released in Thailand last November, and the new pickup L200, whose sales they plan to begin in Europe this summer, will also have their European debut. In addition, the Smartphone Link Display Audio supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, programs installed for some models for Europe, will make its world debut.

(Translated by Natassia Jeronne D. Martinez)