Mitsubishi has showcased the future of the company's electric vehicle technology by revealing the eX (all-electric, compact SUV) at the Tokyo Motor Show*. The eX Concept is a next-generation SUV and according to Mitsubishi, the name is said to stand for 'electric X (cross)-over' and this compact SUV will be positioned below the Outlander in the company's portfolio.
The eX is Mitsubishi's future design direction, and the front end expresses a new interpretation of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's (MMC) Dynamic Shield front design concept. Respective to powertrain the eX will be offered with a pure electric, all-wheel drive system, active safety, automated driving and connected car systems.
The design of the eX is striking; however, the high waistline and small glasshouse resembles the Range Rover Evoque. Mitsubishi describes the concept as a "shooting brake" (a term for a coupé with flowing styling fused with a hatchback car, the term originates from British hunting-use horse carriages) with compact SUV lines.
The eX Concept brings new-age technologies like augmented reality (AR) windshield in the front windshield (information such as Vehicle-to-vehicle distance alerts, Lane departure warnings displayed on the windshield). Another standout feature is the Intelligent Display giving various driving data which is located in the center of instrument housing.
Overall, the eX concept is inspired from the XR-PHEV concept, which was recently showcased at the Geneva Motor Show.
*The Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public from 30 October to 8 November.
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