Mitsubishi eX Concept in Tokyo Debut

By Bob Nagy on October 14, 2015 4:54 AM

Offering an early look at design themes and zero-emission EV technology, Mitsubishi plans to launch in the coming years, the eX Concept will bow at the Tokyo Auto Show. Offering a per-charge range of up to 249 miles, this compact crossover SUV that may preview a new sub-Outlander production model also incorporates a variety of automated driving technologies and advanced and safety systems as well next-gen information systems that support car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure connectivity.  

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The eX Concept is fitted with two electric motors, one at either axle. Producing 94 horsepower each, these small, lightweight motors are energized by an advanced 45kWh lithium-ion battery pack positioned beneath the eX Concept's floor to lower the center of gravity. To add even more dynamic appeal, the eX Concept also features a dedicated version of Mitsu's S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control system.

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Access to the eX Concept's understated but fully functional 5-passenger cabin is made easier by the absence of a conventional B-pillar. Once behind the wheel, the driver can access a range of on-board and cloud-based data via the Intelligent Display system in the dash. This futuristic Mitsubishi one-off also features Augmented Reality technology linked into its navigation system that displays real-time warnings, cautions and advisories on the windshield to minimize distraction.The Mitsubishi eX Concept also replaces all conventional mirrors with monitors that provide better visual info.

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