The future of the Evolution name is looking electric as Mitsubishi is looking to bring it to the new age. After making its world debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has brought the sleek and futuristic e-Evolution Concept to this year’s Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).
Billed by the automaker as the combining of high-performance with EV efficiency, the e-Evolution builds upon the success of its turbocharged predecessors while incorporating new EV technology and design that are honed for the future.
Beginning with its looks, the e-Evolution concept sees a major redesign of Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield design. The front fascia is dominated by a huge front grill that is complemented by tapered LED daytime running lights and a chrome grill. Meanwhile, overly-large alloy wheels along with a floating roofline give the concept a distinct and advanced appearance. Finally, Y-shaped taillights, a black diffuser, and a rakish back window round up the concept’s good looks.
Like its exterior, the e-Evolution concept also has a futuristic interior that focuses on delivering a comfortable and high-tech riding experience. A huge monitor sits on the dashboard and acts as the onboard navigation and multimedia system. Placed on the center is the onboard climate control system that features digital displays. Meanwhile on the driver’s side, a U-shaped steering wheel and a three-pod digital cluster provides the necessary instrumentation and control the driver.
Driving the e-Evolution concept is a triple motor system that consists of a single motor that drives the front wheels, along with two additional motors that power the individual rear wheels. A dual-motor active yaw control (AYC) with torque vectoring provides extra grip as well as better power delivery according to Mitsubishi. All of these are then connected to Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) dynamic control system which ensures power and grip is delivered to all four wheels.
It also gets a helping hand from artificial intelligence. Thanks to a wide array of sensors placed around the car, the AI can automatically adjust the powertrain depending on road conditions. It can also adapt to the driver’s driving style in order to make the necessary changes.