The legendary Evolution nameplate is about to return, as Mitsubishi planning to reveal the new electric e-Evolution Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle also features something called "Active Yaw Control", which Mitsubishi's fancy name for torque vectoring. The AI will use sensors to read changes in road and traffic conditions, "seamlessly coordinating driver intent with vehicle performance", the automaker says. There is one electric motor at the front to power the front wheels, while two electric motors in the back power the rear.
The main draw will be Mitsubishi's AI system, which will augment the capabilities of the driver, or so the company says. The system is claimed to support "drivers of all abilities", making auto control easier and safer and delivering the e-Evolution's driving experience to a broad audience.
The AI system also features a coaching function that transfers knowledge to the driver in order to improve their skills behind the wheel.
Mitsubishi has revived the infamous Evolution badge for the electric crossover SUV concept. Some of the popular showcase vehicles will be Eclipse Cross SUV, Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid Electric Vehicle) and so on.
The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept may not preview an exact production model, but it certainly shows Mitsubishi's future intent to deliver clever, green "Premium" and appealing EVs.
And in vain it'll have to be, because Mitsubishi, now in the hands of Renault-Nissan as part of the Alliance, is focussing on electrification with the group readying 12 all-new zero-emissions vehicles by the year 2022.
However, there has been no information as to prices, specs, and if/when the new Evo will come to the United Kingdom, but further details have been promised for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October.