Mitsubishi will be taking part in its home motor show in Tokyo with no less than 15 vehicles. Two major debuts are the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II.
These new models are so important to the Japanese company that they call them pillars of the ‘JUMP 2013’ mid-term business plan.
The Concept PX-MiEV II is Mitsu’s green SUV for the future, powered by the latest plug-in hybrid PHEV system. MMC’s unique plug-in hybrid system fuses EV technology derived from the Mitsubishi i-MiEV with a small conventional engine that features MMC’s latest fuel and environmental efficiency technologies. Fuel economy of this car is 60km per litre, which gives it a range of over 800 km. It can also cover over 50 km in all-electric mode.
Other amazing feature of this car is the newly developed twin-motor four-wheel-drive system mated to Mitsubishi’s S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) advanced traction control system. Mitsubishi says it will result in great driving pleasure with 100% instant off-the-line torque, and great maneuverability.
The Mirage is a compact global car focused on efficiency, and has a projected economy of 30km per litre through a variety of measures including painstaking reduction in weight throughout almost every part of the car, reduction in rolling resistance and higher efficiency through detailed improvements to the engine, transmission, brakes and tyres, and an aerodynamic body that reduces air resistance and drag.
It will be first launched in Thailand where it’s made in early 2012.
The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II Specification
(front and rear)
|Permanent magnet synchronous
|2.0L MIVEC 4-cylinder
|Target motor-only driving range
|> 50 km
|Target combined cruising range
|> 800 km
|Target combined fuel efficiency
|> 60 km/L
|Twin-motor 4WD with S-AWC
The Mitsubishi Mirage Specification – Japanese market version
|1.0L 3-cylinder MIVEC with Auto Stop & Go (AS&G)
|Target fuel efficiency