Anton Andres / Mitsubishi Motors | October 06, 2017 14:01
Mitsubishi shows more of their all-electric Evolution
Last month, Mitsubishi showed a sneak peek of its upcoming concept, the e-Evolution. Now, the Japanese automaker has showed more of its sports electric crossover, as well as more details surrounding its powertrain. While it is yet to be known if it will reach production, it is in line with the brand's commitment to electric vehicles.
According to Mitsubishi, the e-Evolution concept shows the marque's know-how in producing electric vehicles, and blends high performance in the mix. The concept utilizes a triple motor 4WD system which employs a single motor to drive the front wheels and a new Dual Motor system that couples two rear motors. The acronym AYC or Active Yaw Control makes a comeback in the concept, which also allows the car to come with a torque-vectoring system. Mitsubishi adds that the concept stays true to the Evolution reputation and claim that the electric motors offers high torque and high response.
As for styling, the concepts high ground clearance firmly sets it as a crossover. The front of the car sees a short hood with three different sets of lights occupying the fascia. Slim LED daytime running lights are set high and meets the seam of the hood. Instead of a grill, the e-Evolution concept has a blacked-out panel which serves as the car's sensor for its articifcial intelligence and autonomous driving system. The said panel follow the 'Dynamic Shield' design philosophy seen in current Mitsubishi cars. Its headlights are set in the middle of the fascia and are also LED units and foglights are by the apron.
Turning to its side, the blacked-out pillars give off a 'floating roof' illusion while the steep raking of the front and rear windshields show off a wind-cheating profile. Small cameras replace the traditional side mirrors, further emphasizing its streamlined look. A high window line, along with a bold, defined shoulder, round off its side profile. Moving to the rear, it gets a rakish treatment with aerodynamic aids integrated on the roof, plus a bumper diffuser. Furthermore, the concept has Y-shaped LED tail lights and is complemented by hexagonal shapes behind the light signature.