Mitsubishi Previews Electric eX Concept SUV at 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
This week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled a futuristic, racy-looking eX Concept compact SUV that features a profile inspired by what the Japanese automaker calls “shooting brakes.” This new electric vehicle (EV) concept also heralds a more sophisticated and longer-range next-generation EV system from Mitsubishi Motors.
The aerodynamic, sporty pure electric crossover features flowing lines, a low-slung roof with swept-back blackened window treatments combined with a hatchback SUV on big wheels. The Concept’s front end reflects Mitsubishi’s current Dynamic Shield design interpretation and also foreshadows the company’s product direction that will focus on electrification and crossovers, according to a Mitsubishi official.
The Mitsubishi eX Concept’s electric system includes a new battery with improved energy levels and a better driving range of 400 km (248.5 miles) before needing to be recharged, according to the automaker. A new Twin Motor 4-wheel drive drivetrain delivers 70 kW (94 horsepower) to both front and rear wheels for total output of 140 kW or 188 horsepower.
In addition, advanced autonomous driving systems and safety features will be available in the next-gen eX Concept. For instance, sensors and cameras are set up to automatically select one of three driving modes for various road surface conditions such as gravel, snow, and rain.
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