Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II

This year Tokyo Motor Show Mitsubishi will introduce a new green SUV in form the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II.

They will also bring along the Mirage, the global compact car they are making in Thailand to set new standards of efficiency and economy in this category. This and the PX respectively embody two major pillars to the company’s product strategy outlined in the ‘JUMP 2013’ mid-term business plan: global strategic models focused on emerging markets and models featuring “green technology.”

Powered by a new EV system, the PX crossover combines Mitsubishi’s legendary offroad toughness with new green technologies.


More details in the press release below:

MMC has been focusing its EV technology in the Japanese mini-car class. MMC became the first major automobile manufacturer to bring a mass-produced electric vehicle to market when it rolled out the Mitsubishi i-MiEV next-generation EV in 2009. The company will introduce its second mass-produced EV—the MINICAB-MiEV mini-car class light commercial EV in December this year. These models are very popular as city commuters where vehicles are used for transporting small groups of passengers over short distances in urban areas.

Not anymore. The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II is Mitsubishi Motors’ idea for a mid-size plug-in hybrid PHEV model that offers a long cruising range demanded by mid-size (and larger) vehicles. The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II contains a state-of-the-art drive-train derived from MMC’s already existing EV technology that delivers the environmental performance and quietness inherent to an EV in an SUV package that provides more comfortable motoring and allows for higher utility outside of a city commuter. The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV, with its high environmental performance and fuel efficiency, effectively extinguishes many negative perceptions of SUVs.

MMC’s unique plug-in hybrid system fuses EV technology derived from the Mitsubishi i-MiEV with a small conventional engine that features MMC’s latest fuel and environmental efficiency technologies. This combination provides not only a combined fuel efficiency3 of more than 60km per litre, far superior than that of a conventional engine-driven car, but also very high levels of environmental performance while maintaining a cruising range on a par with conventional engine-driven vehicles (over 800 km).

MMC’s plug-in hybrid system uses high-capacity batteries that allow the vehicle to cover over 50 km in all-electric mode alone, allowing it to be driven solely as an EV for most everyday situations. Depending on power consumption and remaining battery charge the system will start the engine automatically as a generator, and the engine can also be used to help drive the wheelsnecessary. In addition, with the push of a button, the driver has the freedom to select Battery Drive Mode when he/she wishes to drive quietly and emissions-free (at sufficient battery levels) in residential areas or the countryside using pure EV power. At the same time, the driver can also switch to Battery Charge Mode while on the move, controlling use of battery power and using the engine as a generator to charge the batteries.

A socket fitted to the vehicle allows the electricity stored in the drive batteries to be used to power electric appliances when camping or in other outdoor pursuits, or to provide an emergency power source. In addition, the quick-charge port is vehicle-to-home (V2H) compatible.

Another feature of the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II apart from its outstanding environmental performance is its drive-train which uses a newly developed twin-motor four-wheel-drive system mated to Mitsubishi’s S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) advanced traction control system. Based on the four-wheel-drive technology developed and honed in the Lancer Evolution X models, S-AWC delivers pure driving pleasure by maneuvering effortlessly to the driver’s will while maintaining high levels of stability and safety. In addition to superior handling, the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV?provides 100% instant off-the-line torque inherent to electric motors, giving it acceleration comparable to that of a 3.0-litre V6 engine. The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV? takes environmentally-friendly vehicles to a new level with its unique blend of fuel and environmental efficiency, performance, and utility.

2)   The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II Specification

Overall length 4660 mm
Overall width 1830 mm
Overall height 1680 mm
Occupants 5

(front and rear)

Type Permanent magnet synchronous
Max. output 60kW each
Engine Type 2.0L MIVEC 4-cylinder
Generating capacity 70kW
Target motor-only driving range > 50 km
Target combined cruising range > 800 km
Target combined fuel efficiency > 60 km/L
Drivetrain Twin-motor 4WD with S-AWC
Tires 235/55R18
  • Mitsubishi Motors line-up on Press Day 1 (November 30)
Model No. on display Notes
MIRAGE 2 World premiere
Concept PX-MiEV? 1 World premiere
i-MiEV 4 Japanese market model x 2; North American market model x1; European market model x 1
RVR (ASX) 1 Japan-spec model powered by new MIVEC engine with Auto Stop & Go (AS&G), also called ASX in UK  market.
Delica D:5 1 Powered by new MIVEC engine with Auto Stop & Go (AS&G).
Pajero 1 Powered by MMC’s own “clean diesel” engine. Also known as Shogun in the UK market.
Total 12

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  2. Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution
  3. Mitsubishi i-MiEV Personalization Program
  4. Mitsubishi i-MiEV Price
  5. Mitsubishi i-MiEV European Price and Specs

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