Kamis, 21 November 2013

Tokyo Show 2013 Highlights: Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept

Mitsubishi's XR-PHEV plug-in hybrid compact SUV has been revealed at the Tokyo motor show.

The XR-PHEV is focused around nimble drivability and coupé styling, says Mitsubishi. It is expected to compete in the same market as the Range Rover Evoque and could well form the basis of a replacement for the ASX crossover, although it is also conceivable that both the XR-PHEV and GC-PHEV SUVs - the latter also having been revealed in Tokyo - will act as hybrid options to sit alongside current models, rather than acting as new product lines.

It uses a direct-injection 1.1-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine, coupled to a high-output electric motor with a 10kW belt-operated starter-generator. Total power is 134bhp with fuel economy claimed to be 68mpg. The XR-PHEV can also be operated as a plug-in hybrid with a range quoted at 53 miles.

The concept measures in at 4370mm long, 1870mm wide and 1570mm high.

Thanks to: Autocar

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