Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will debut the MITSUBISHI Concept CA-MiEV and MITSUBISHI Concept G4 concept cars in China at the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition held from April 20 through April 29. These two models embody MMC's unique advanced technology known as @earth TECHNOLOGY, in line with this year's show theme of "Innovation for Better Life."
In addition to the Chinese debut of these two concept models, MMC will put on display production models such as the ASX (called the RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets) compact SUV, which began local production in November 2012, and the new Outlander, which debut on the market in January 2013.
The MITSUBISHI Concept CA-MiEV gives an indication of the direction MMC believes EVs will take in the near future. MMC launched the i-MiEV electric vehicle in 2009.
The MITSUBISHI Concept CA-MiEV's high-efficiency EV system brings together lightweight EV components in an integrated motor, inverter, and charger module that reduces power losses, according to the automaker. It also incorporates a full-time regenerative braking system that improves energy recovery rate, as well as a magnetic resonance wireless charging device that enables convenient charging. The system is fitted with a 28kWh high capacity battery. The vehicle combines reduction in body weight with improvements in aerodynamic performance, bringing about a cruising range of 300km.
Convenience for the user has also been enhanced, according to MMC. The remote-controlled air-conditioning system and management system for charging and discharging can be linked to smartphones or tablet devices. The vehicle is also equipped with a remote tracking function that captures the vehicle's position using GPS if the vehicle is stolen, and MMC's ECO-drive Assist which helps the vehicle to adapt to the driving environment. The MITSUBISHI Concept CA-MiEV provides a safe and secure electric driving experience, featuring the ACC and FCM advanced preventative safety technologies.
The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 is a vision for a new compact sedan, which MMC plans to roll out globally.
According to the automaker, the MITSUBISHI Concept G4 carries next-generation compact sedan styling featuring:
• A short nose which delivers an outstanding forward field of view and superior maneuverability.
• Graceful and flowing side proportions which balances interior space among the most generous in its class with very sleek aerodynamics.
• A dynamic character line which kicks up towards the rear.
The MITSUBISHI Concept G4 is powered by a lightweight and compact 1.2-liter MIVEC engine mated to a CVT with sub-geartrain in addition to uncompromising weight reduction throughout, according to MMC.