World premiere for 2 Mitsubishi concept models at Geneva International Motor Show

TOKYO —

Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) will give the Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV and Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV concept models their global debut at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 5 through March 17. The two show models highlight MMC’s next-generation advanced technologies.

The GR-HEV is a concept for a sport utility truck (SUT) which delivers high environmental and driving performance using a FR diesel-hybrid system (under development) in a pickup truck, one of the most popular vehicle categories in emerging economies. Combining a high fuel-efficiency clean diesel engine with a high-output motor and battery, the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) system achieves on-road CO2 emission levels of below 149 g/km to give it environmental performance among the best in its class. The concept also uses a next-generation 4WD system which incorporates the Super Select 4WD honed in the Pajero series and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics integrated control systems to deliver high stability traction and driving performance under all road conditions.

The CA-MiEV gives an indication of the shape MMC, which launched the i-MiEV - the world’s first mass produced electric vehicle - in 2009, believes EVs will take in the near future. This concept model incorporates next-generation EV technologies under development at the company, such as high-energy density batteries and high-efficiency EV systems (motor, inverter, regenerative braking and wireless charging system). Together with a lightweight and aerodynamic body it achieves a cruising range of 300 km.

JCN Newswire

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    Saulo Akazawa

    This is very exciting. Autonomy should be around 500km (in order to get real 300km using air conditioning and lights) or it would just stall too often. I still do not understand how the internal combustion engine has not evolved yet. It has basically used the same technology for the last 70 years!!!

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