Mitsubishi e-Evolution previews future SUV with artificial intelligence
Four-wheel-drive SUV-coupé signposts the brand’s future under Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
True to other concepts of recent shows, it’s a low-slung SUV-coupé with an electric powertrain and four-wheel drive. Mitsubishi said the car will signpost the brand’s future direction – likely in both styling and powertrains, as well as artificial intelligence, suggesting a high level of autonomy.
Although there’s no official word as to whether the car will make production, its arrival backs suggestions that the Evolution moniker will return to market via an SUV.
Mitsubishi said the concept, which it describes as a flagship model, uses augmented reality technology to seamlessly pass information to the driver while on the move.
The e-Evolution uses a triple motor set-up – one driving the front wheels and two at the back – to offer four-wheel drive and enable active yaw control.
The concept is the first car to bear Mitsubishi’s Evolution name since the last Lancer Evolution Final Edition was sold in non-UK markets in 2015.
The concept will usher in a new chapter for the brand, which celebrates its centenary this year, and looks to return Mitsubishi to growth and sustainable development.
Source: Autocar Online