Mitsubishi e-Evolution

Tokyo Motor Show: Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept suggests the Evo could be making a comeback, in the form of a high-powered electric SUV

The haloed Mitsubishi Evo could be making a comeback, in the form of a powerful electric SUV. Really.

Don’t be too disheartened, though. Mitsubishi is creating new models under the new marketing tagline “Drive your Ambition” and under this mantra, they promise to deliver revolutionary SUVs and crossovers.

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept is one of those cars, and it is underpinned by an advanced four-wheel drive system which comprises of a single motor that drives the front wheels and two electric motors on the rear axle with Dual Motor Active Yaw Control (AYC). Mitsubishi hasn’t published performance figures, but it says the car’s centre of gravity will be pretty low, and we’d suggest that if the production version of the Mitsubishi e-Evolution is anything like the concept, it’d be pretty quick.

Interestingly, Mitsubishi has ditched conventional brake calipers in favour of electric ones, as they say they are far more responsive than conventional brakes.

There is also Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in the cabin, and it provides a coaching program so drivers can improve their driving abilities. The program is provided via verbal prompts and information on the huge dash display, which “floats” in front of the driver.

While the AI tech might seem sci-fi but the brand is committed to developing AI and cloud based tech for its future models. Similarly, expect Mitsubishi’s future design language to be based on that of the e-Evolution, except toned down a little, perhaps.

 



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