Mitsubishi e-Yi Concept is powered by a 2.4 L petrol engine developed for PHEV and the pure EV range is 70 km
Mitsubishi officially revealed e-Yi Concept PHEV SUV Concept at the Shanghai auto show. The e-Yi Concept is basically the Engelberg Tourer Concept showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The production model is expected to be introduced in the next decade. The SUV gets the new dynamic shield front design, which gives a muscular look for the concept.
The dual headlamps set up in which the LED light is placed on top and the headlamps positioned below it also LED. The front grille is finished in black along with a new bumper design, which an aggressive look, while the company has also given high ground clearance and silver, finished skid plates. The concept gets big alloy wheels also.
The A-pillar and the roof is finished in black colour. The conventional mirrors have been replaced by small camera’s on either side, which project the information in the door. The rear gets LED tail lamps and the rear windscreen has a wrap-around design with an integrated spoiler. Most of these design cues are expected to be carried over to the production version.
When the vehicle is charged, the LED light inside the front chrome finished grille become blue. The interior also gets a modern design theme as the e-Yi Concept gets two 12.3 inch screens as one will be used for the instrument cluster and the second screen in the middle will be for the infotainment system.
The concept s powered by a new 2.4 L petrol engine and it is designed especially for the PHEV. The engine is used as a generator for the electric motor as it achieves a high regeneration rate. The thermal efficiency of the new engine is really good, which will contribute to excellent efficiency.
The EV range of the concept SUV is 70 km. The full tank of petrol along with fully charged battery will give a range of around 700 km, which is excellent considering the size. The power is sent to all four wheels and the SUV uses Active Yaw Control (AYC) to split torque between the wheels and the e-Yi Concept is packed with advanced driver assistance features also.