Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has unveiled the wild-looking Mi-Tech Concept electrified SUV concept car.
Lightweight and compact, with a new PHEV drivetrain, the Mi-Tech has a four-motor electric 4WD system, advanced driver assist and some advanced preventive safety technologies.
It certainly looks muscular enough for some decent off-road work, and the plug-in hybrid system certainly is interesting. Here there’s a gas turbine system that can be fed a range of fuels – including alcohol, diesel and kerosene – with the turbine generating charge for the batteries which then power the four electric motors.
The four-motor set up means that if driving off-road and two wheels are spinning out, being able to transmit optimal driving force to all four wheels makes it possible to transmit force to the two wheels still on the ground and keep driving.
The Mi-Tech Concept comes equipped with next-generation driver assistance technology and a Human Machine Interface (HMI) which displays various information, detected through sensing technology, on an augmented reality (AR) windshield. With vehicle, road, and surrounding traffic conditions shown on the windshield, drivers can, Mitsubishi says, make accurate, heads-up decisions even in poor visibility.