All-electric model promises nearly 250 miles of range.
During the Tokyo motor show, Mitsubishi will bring a new concept to the floor, the eX Concept. Through its design, this 100 percent electric compact SUV hopes to emulate a “shooting brake,” which refers to a hatchback with coupe-like styling.
The exterior design of Mitsubishi‘s latest concept seems to build off the shapes of the current Outlander, with smaller proportions and a more dramatic appearance. At the front, the grille takes up the majority of your view and has a small row of integrated lights just above the foglights. The windshield seems to flow directly into the roof, while the side profile shows off strong character lines.
The roof seems to detach itself from the vehicle at the back, with the body color stopping to rest on the rear wheel arches, giving the windows a streamlined appearance. At the rear, the taillights are a thin strip, which give way to a very large rear bumper, bringing the design full circle.
Mitsubishi has outfitted its concept with a high-performance battery that is not only lighter but also more efficient. With the help of weight-saving measures, the eX Concept offers a range of nearly 250 miles. The battery itself has been placed below the body, which has lowered the vehicle’s center of gravity, potentially giving it better handling and stability.
While performance was a key aspect when designing the new concept, safety was also important to the automaker. The eX will feature an “augmented reality” windshield to minimize driver eye movement, with connected technology displaying pertinent information directly on the windshield. Some of this information includes changes in road conditions, navigation guidance, distance alerts, lane departure warnings, and more.