Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

2015 Geneva Motor Show: Mitsubishi unveils Concept XR-PHEV II

Mitsubishi unveiled the Concept XR-PHEV II at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The Concept XR-PHEVII is a compact SUV that seats four and its Mitsubishi’s follow up to its first plug-in hybrid, the Outlander PHEV. It is 4490mm long, 1890mm wide and 1620mm tall with a 2670mm wheelbase.

The exterior is robust and tight, with a dynamic sense of liveliness. Standout features include the sharply delineated character line on its sides and the front face with its motif that follows in the tradition of the Pajero. This motif shows the shield that is supposed to protect the passengers and also appears on the elevated rear.

The interior’s center console is arranged evenly to the left and right around an aluminum frame. The controls that are most used by the driver are positioned around the center console and steering wheel.

The power train is a new PHEV system that uses an MIVEC engine, a newly developed motor and generator, and a new power drive unit. It puts out 163ps and cuts CO2 emissions by 40g/km while running.

Mitsubishi president Tetsuro Aikawa spoke at the show about the model, stressing that although it’s an SUV, the type of car Mitsubishi is known for, it also offers excellent environmental efficiency. He also spoke of the possibility of introducing more new PHEV systems to the company’s lineup in the future.

(Translated by Greg Scott)