Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will present an all-electric compact crossover concept at the Tokyo auto show that illustrates its new design language and automated driving ambitions.
The eX Concept embodies Mitsubishi’s rugged new Dynamic Shield styling while packing in technologies, such as automatic parking and lane changing, that it hopes to launch by around 2020. The low-slung crossover is envisioned as driving some 400 kilometers (250 miles) on its fully charged lithium ion batteries.
The vehicle will encapsulate the company’s push to establish itself as a technological leader and its efforts to rejuvenate styling that had stagnated in recent years. The Japanese carmaker, rebounding from years of financial distress, is now making electrified drivetrains a cornerstone of future growth along with a focus on emerging markets.
The eX is stylish and techy, it achieves four-wheel drive through two 70-kilowatt electric motors, one in the front, the other in the rear. While much of the technology in the eX is still years down the road, the fresh styling may make it to showrooms much sooner.