The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

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Released on “Gran Turismo 6” and available exclusively on PlayStation®3, the “Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo  is a hybrid concept packed with know-how and spirit gained through motorsports. After Update 1.08 has been installed, the car can be purchased from the [Vision GT] area within the [CARS] section in “My Home”. Alternatively, it is also possible to obtain the car by completing a lap (regardless of the lap time) in the new Seasonal Event, available only for a limited time.

Mitsubishi Motors has developed a special concept model for Vision Gran Turismo. Mitsubishi introduced their design team, Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Group, and Aerodynamic Engineering Development Group into this project in the same process they would normally follow to plan and develop real motorsports vehicles. The styling of the car follows the basic concepts of the “MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV” shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Utilizing advanced development technology from the Plug-in Hybrid EV System, the spontaneous power of the motor and powerful torque of the engine is transmitted through an 8 speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) to drive the 4 wheels. It’s overwhelming drive performance is controlled precisely with the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system that distributes the drive force optimally to the 4 wheels, producing a handling characteristic that moves the car exactly as the driver desires.

In addition, the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body reduces weight and greatly contributes to its agility, and the downforce produced by the aerodynamic form of the front and rear diffusers produces excellent cornering performance. The large diameter 20 inch aluminum wheels gives an impression of a tough suspension system, and the powerful appearance of the front and rear fenders is in the image of toned muscles of a powerful athlete.

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Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show from November 20th. Incorporating a new design that symbolises the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to SUVs, the three concepts take as their theme MMC’s @earth TECHNOLOGY and point to the direction MMC’s development and manufacturing will take in the near future.

The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV is a next-generation full-size SUV with full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged MIVEC[4] engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SUV.

The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-litre direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.These two concepts feature PHEV systems optimally tailored to different market and segment requirements.

The MITSUBISHI Concept AR  is a next-generation compact MPV which combines SUV manoeuvrability with MPV roominess. It uses a lightweight mild hybrid system which comprises a downsized 1.1-litre direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine. All three concepts feature MMC’s latest “e-Assist” active safety technologies and the advanced “connected car” technology that utilises next-generation information systems.

Mitsubishi: New Passenger Minicar to be named eK Space

-Super height wagon to debut in showrooms in the beginning of 2014-

Front view

Front view

Tokyo, October, 2013 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced its new super height wagon minicar will be named eK Space. Images of the eK Space and the eK Space Custom, both planned for launch in Japan in the beginning of 2014, have also been revealed.

The eK Space is the second passenger minicar model planned and developed by the MMC and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. joint venture NMKV Co., Ltd., following the eK Wagon and eK Custom models which were launched in Japan in June of this year. The new model has been christened eK Space to reflect a super height wagon minicar with a spacious and comfortable cabin.

The eK Space was developed to an “enjoyable, spacious, satisfying”*2 concept. Inheriting the beyond-its-class premium quality feel that has won the eK Wagon and eK Custom high acclaim, the eK Space brings an increase in cabin volume with an interior height that rivals the leaders in its class. Comfort and convenience features that enhance the ride experience of both driver and occupants include: a rear circulator which cycles the air throughout the cabin to provide a comfortable interior atmosphere for the rear occupants, a touch-operated electric sliding rear door, UV-reducing glass that shuts out 99% of UV light, and touch panel-operated air conditioning.

Interior design

Interior design

The eK Space will be exhibited at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013*3 from November 20 through December 1.