Mitsubishi To Showcase 7 Unique EVs At Tokyo Auto Salon 2022
The Japanese automaker will soon showcase an entire range of electric vehicles at a major electric car event in Tokyo, this includes two concept cars in the K-EV concept X Style and the Vision Ralliart Concept.
The K-EV concept X Style in all its blue and gold glory © Credit to Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi plans on exhibiting seven cars total, including two concept cars in the K-EV concept X Style and the Vision Ralliart Concept, two vehicles that look very different from one another in style and functionality.
Also on show will be five custom cars based on the production models available in Japan, which includes:
- Outlander crossover SUV (two models
- Eclipse Cross crossover SUV
- The Delica D:5 minivan
- Minicab-MiEV (commercial vehicle)
All are pretty interesting to look at from a visual perspective, most notably, the Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style commercial vehicle, which looks like a modern take on a classic camper van.
A portable remote working commercial vehicle? © Credit to Mitsubishi
It’s fit for solo camping, thanks to a camping table and folding cot. The rear space is arranged to be fully flat. Also, Mitsubishi claims it’s fit for remote working, which only adds to the appeal.
Another impressive thing about this vehicle is the MiEV Power Box, which draws power directly from the drive battery to power electronics/appliances from within.
Out of the two concept vehicles highlighted, the K-EV concept X Style is definitely the most inviting. According to Mitsubishi, the EV “combines safety, security and comfort, as well as environmental-friendliness. It fuses maneuverability of a kei-car with smooth yet powerful acceleration and high-quality ride comfort of an EV, while offering advanced driver assistance systems and connectivity.”
It’s a lot more compact than most might expect from an electric SUV, which is part of its charm. The X on the front bumper plays into its name, and adds to the very sleek body style through and through.
The car brand is using the theme: “The Next Era, The Next Adventure” as a tagline for this new range of sustainable rides.
The other concept vehicle of note — the Vision Ralliart Concept — is said to be a crossroads between the company’s engineering and its passion for ‘Monozukuri challenges’ — otherwise known as craftsmanship.
A premium offering from SUV specialist Mitsubishi © Credit to Mitsubishi
It has a premium look, and is fit to tackle a variety of weather conditions. Muscular is one word to describe this EV, what with its chunky exterior and front grille that is as imposing as it is impressive.
The muscular feel is only heightened when you look at its 22-inch large-diameter wheels and tires. The choice of matte black as a colour only adds to the styling, giving it that high quality feel.
Price-wise, we won’t know how these vehicles match up. But you’d have to expect the latter to be on the higher end of the scale.
Who knows, maybe this range of vehicles could become the new Magnificent Seven of the EV world. We’ll just have to wait and see. Remember to give us your thoughts down in the comments below.