Another day at the Tokyo Motor Show and another reveal. This time Mitsubishi was the one to reveal a new concept of a new SUV.
The new car shown is called MI- Tech. The convertible-style vehicle shows a driver assist feature right on the window in front of the driver. It will work with an optical sensor and augmented reality.
It is interesting to note that the new Mitsubishi EV is roofless and has no doors, reminding us of the look of a buggy.
As the press release stated:
“Takao Kato, chief executive officer, MMC, and Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer, MMC, presented those vehicles at the press conference and explained MMC’s electrification strategy.”
“We are dedicated to electrification technology, particularly plug-in hybrids (PHEVs),” Kato said. “We will be expanding our lineup of electrified vehicles by delivering more variations and leveraging the diverse electrification technology in the alliance to make MMC the leader in the PHEV category going forward.”
The car will also feature an electric 4WD system. Mitsubishi stated:
“Making the brake calipers electric has also allowed for high response, high accuracy control of drive, and braking force of the four wheels while delivering a drastic improvement in turning and traction performance. When driving off-road and two wheels are spinning out, the ability to transmit the optimal driving force to all four wheels makes it possible to transmit force to the two wheels still on the ground and keep driving. MMC has thus delivered a safe, exhilarating driving experience in which the driver feels with the vehicle in all conditions, either in daily driving or when traversing rough roads, while also allowing for thrilling new driving experiences such as 180-degree spins by counter-rotating the left and right tires.”
Take a look at the car: