What do you get when you combine a kei car, a tall van-like roof, and hatchback-like dimensions? For Mitsubishi Motors, this is the result: the Super Height K-Wagon concept.
Aside from the Mi-Tech concept, Mitsubishi also unveiled a new kei car concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. With an emphasis of catering to drivers that want to go to more places and drive longer distances, the Super Height K-Wagon is for those that want something roomy in a relatively compact package, and still have enough pep to cover hundreds of kilometers.
Looking like a smaller Xpander (albeit taller), the concept features the brand’s signature Dynamic Shield front fascia that is complemented by a unique grill design. It even comes with a faux skid plate, wheel arches, and side sill garnishes that give it an SUV-like finish. And, to give it a more youthful vibe, it is painted in a distinct two-tone green and white hue complete with blacked-out pillars, along with alloy wheels that feature a similar color palette.
Despite its small size, Mitsubishi was able to give the concept a sophisticated-looking interior. Acres of brown colored trim cover the interior which provides the cabin a premium look and feel. Meanwhile, the leather upholstery with diamond quilting further adds to the concept’s more upscale theme.
Thanks to its relatively long wheelbase and far-flung seats at the back, it has generous legroom. Mitsubishi also said it has the largest rear door opening in its class, allowing for easier ingress / egress.
Mitsubishi did not skimp on the features too as the concept comes with the following: touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control, large multi-info display, leather-wrapped steering wheel with multi-function controls / switches, as well as an electronic parking brake.
Mitsubishi didn’t exactly go into detail as to what propels the Super Height K-Wagon. However, they did say it is powered by a high-performance engine that is mated to an efficient CVT. This translates to brisk, stress-free road performance in both low- and high-speed zones as claimed by the automaker.
Like the Mi-Tech, the Super Height K-Wagon also comes with the high-tech Mi-Pilot driver assist system. With it, the concept comes with autonomous driving tech, collision prevention assistance for pedal misapplication, as well as autonomous emergency braking.
While it will unlikely make its way outside Japan, this particular vehicle is a great alternative to a typical hatchback or subcompact. Its tall roof means it can seat bigger / taller passengers, while still being small in size. For now, we can only wish that Mitsubishi offers this soon in other ASEAN countries like in the Philippines.