Impressive Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept Goes in Production?
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept is a continuation of the previous concept model which debuted at LA Auto Show last year. This new vehicle was displayed in Geneva and in my opinion is nothing that much different from what we have seen. The crossover shows company's visions for the future of urban mobility that employs lightweight technology and efficient engine.
The exterior of the XR-PHEV II is pretty impressive and as you can see, the silhouette of the car is dynamic but at the same time muscular. This is due to this character line which cuts into its sides and flows effortlessly into the rear.
Going up front, all we can see there is a big shield or the so called new grille. The same motif can be seen at the rear, where we also find a bold interpretation of tail lamps. And look at the back of the model, isn't it quite futuristic?
Inside, the car is as modernistic as the exterior. Just take a look at the aluminum frame, which spreads out sideways from the central console that is in black-and-silver hues. All of the controls have been gathered in the center console and in the steering wheel to maximally aid the driver.
This concept is designed to be a PHEV front-engine/front-drive vehicle. Precisely, the hybrid system comprises of MIVEC engine and electric motor as well as a new power drive unit. Mitsubishi has found space for all three at the front. The result is impressive, since the crossover produces only 40 g/km of CO2 emissions.
As a matter of fact, the PHEV system works mainly in the all-electric mode. In it the engine operates like a generator and supplies more power. Of course, the system can automatically switch between the aforementioned, the series hybrid and the parallel hybrid modes, when this is needed.
Whether this will be e production model it is still a secret. However, we sincerely hope to see it in one form or another.