Despite the fact that Evolution name reminds us of the iconic small sports car, Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept is actually a self-driving all-electric SUV. Many purists will be disappointed with the new EVO.
The legendary nameplate is now in use for something completely different, for an electric SUV instead of the legendary street racer. Anyway, the new concept has been revealed finally, after a long test. We can say it looks pretty amazing. Its design is in the manner of some recent concepts from this company.
On the other side, this vehicle is here mainly because of its amazing technology. It shows us the latest achievements of Mitsubishi, which is now part of the constantly-growing Renault-Nissan alliance. The new concept is having its premiere at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show, where you can see so many new models and concepts, especially when it comes to advanced technologies.
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV design
The new concept comes with plenty of amazing design solutions. There are many new technologies that should take driving experience on the next level. The new SUV comes with a powerful electric motor, which comes in pair with a large battery pack which position is at the center, in order to provide the best-possible weight distribution. The new concept also features a Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel drive system, which should deliver a nimble feel at any speed. Some of the new design solutions are also new electric brake calipers.
Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel drive system styling
When it comes to styling, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV comes with the design language that is pretty much common for all recent concepts from this brand. It is basically a Dynamic Fresh design language which, for this occasion, comes with several new details. The black grille is actually under the glass panel for better aerodynamics.
On the other side, there is a new front bumper with a large air intake that is under headlamps, in order to cool new electric brake calipers. The rear end features a hexagonal shape and short overhangs, in order to resemble the legendary Pajero. These short overhangs are not just a great-looking thing. They are also a great benefit for the off-road drive, because of increased departure angles. The whole concept looks pretty off-road-read, unlike most of the modern crossovers.
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV interior design
The styling of the new Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV is amazing, but the interior design is equally great. The cabin of the new concept is completely made of hi-quality materials. It is designed to provide a high level of comfort. Besides plenty of space, the great thing about the new concept features mostly glass surfaces. This provides excellent visibility, which is among most important things for a car. The new concept features a large instrument cluster that simply floats in front of the driver, while the integrated large touchscreen at the center console is even more impressive.
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV autonomous driving
The new concept comes with amazing muscular styling, but new technologies are far more impressive. Probably the most interesting part of the new concept is its ability for autonomous driving and amazing integration with the artificial intelligence. The new concept has the ability for autonomous driving. It also can correct mistakes of the driver. Finally, it can be some kind of a driving assistant or coach. It can interact with the driver and give him advises for safer driving, which can eventually make him a better driver.
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV production
The Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept self-driving all-electric SUV is here primarily to show us some new technology achievements. It is still hard to make some predictions about serial production. The company’s spokesman has announced that there are at least six new electric cars in plans for close future. So, we could also expect some crossover heavily influence by this amazing concept.