Mitsubishi EX Concept – 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
Mitsubishi’s future is electric, and the Japanese brand’s eX Concept presents its vision for a crossover EV for the years to come at the Tokyo Motor Show. At the same time, the company is using this opportunity to show off some next-gen tech that could arrive in production models someday.
To get around, the all-wheel-drive eX Concept packs front and rear electric motors that each produce 94 horsepower, and they’re powered by a 45-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery under the passenger compartment. For added traction, the torque split is variable between the back wheels, and braking can adjust things at the nose. Plus, sensors and cameras can read the road ahead and tweak the system accordingly.
The eX portends what’s next for the company’s design language, but traces from the latest Outlanderare still visible. Up front, there’s a revised version of the brand’s X-shaped grille that Mitsubishi calls the Dynamic Shield, but here the turn signals and LED running lights are placed at the top. The concept’s bigger innovation to the brand’s styling language is the floating roof that makes the side glass appear to wrap around the body.
Mitsubishi highlights some future tech inside by using an augmented reality windshield. The idea is to display important info right on the glass to keep a driver’s eye on the road, and it also means just a few digital displays are necessary for the physical instruments. For safety, a front-mounted camera and radar also help spot pedestrians and other potential hazards. Mitsubishi goes into elaborate detail about all of the eX’s features in the announcement below.