Earlier this year, Mitsubishi gave an earlier preview of the all-new Airtrek which is now a full-on electric vehicle. At the time, however, we only saw low-resolution render images. But now, the automaker has revealed the model in full, giving us our best look yet.
This time it's no longer a rebadged version of the Outlander. Instead, it's built as a joint-venture vehicle in China with their partner: GAC Motors.
Starting with the styling, the Airtrek is the latest model to adopt Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield design language like the rest of the automaker's crossover lineup. The Airtrek gets split headlights with LED daytime running lights up top and the headlights positioned below with an L-shape design. These flank a large closed-off grille which is matched with a large radar sensor on the lower portion of the bumper.
Along the side, the crossover adopts a two-tone look with a black roof and white body. The same two-tone design is also found on the wheels. Interestingly, Mitsubishi gave the crossover pop-out door handles, giving it a clean look when recessed. There's also a large EV badge to indicate that the model is all-electric. At the rear, there are wraparound Y-shaped taillights that match the design of the front. It's coupled with a minimalist tailgate and a bumper with thick black cladding.
Inside, Mitsubishi decided to adopt a minimalist layout with an uncluttered, almost button-free look. Front and center is a large touchscreen infotainment screen complemented by a digital instrument cluster. The Airtrek even comes with augmented reality tech for the navigation system.
Mitsubishi did not disclose full details about the Airtrek's powertrain just yet. So far, the automaker only said that it will have a 70kWh battery pack good for 520 km of driving range. There's no word whether it will be available with 4WD or the power output just yet. For reference, its GAC counterpart – the Aion V – uses an electric motor that outputs 184 PS and 350 Nm torque.
The 2022 Airtrek will officially go on sale in China next year. There's no word yet whether it will be available in the Philippines. But if Mitsubishi is serious about its push to sell more EVs and electric-assisted vehicles in the ASEAN region, do you think they should offer the Airtrek locally? Let us know what you think in the comments.