Mitsubishi To Unveil Plug-In Hybrid SUV At Tokyo Motor Show
The manufacturer said it hopes to change perceptions about SUVs with its Concept PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid. Using a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an i-MiEV derived electric motor, it’s claimed to match the acceleration of a conventional 3.0-litre V6 engine, yet offers fuel consumption in excess of 170mpg and an all-electric range of over 30 miles. Range is predicted to be more than 480 miles.
This will be displayed alongside the MINICAB-MiEV, a battery-electric light commercial vehicle based on the outgoing MINICAB kei car, which goes on sale in Japan this December.
But it’s not only cars Mitsubishi will be focusing on. The stand will feature a “smart house”, demonstrating a power management system designed to avoid shortages at peak times, and MiEV Cafe, which will be powered using a heavy duty reverse charger and electricity from an EV.