Get Latest Updates For Free!
Subscribe to get our Daily Scoops & New Car Alerts delivered to your mailbox instantly.
We hate spam! Check your inbox for a confirmation link.
Do you like this story?
At the upcoming, November 30 through December 11 exhibition 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
will take place. Today Mitsubishi revealing an updated version second generation of its is 2011 Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II plug-in hybrid SUV.
Compared to the first PX-MiEV concept revealed two years ago in, is a follow up to the PX-MiEV study displayed at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show looks almost unchanged at first glance. On the outside, there are some minor styling changes such as the bumpers, higher roofline, larger mirrors, plus more conventional looking alloy wheels, lights and bumper designs.
The key is the concept’s proprietary plug-in hybrid system, which enables the vehicle to travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone before a tiny internal combustion engine kicks in to charge up its batteries. The concept’s batteries can be recharged either by the engine, through braking, or via a regular house plug.
Under the hood the plug-in hybrid configuration also remains same, but this time a 2.0-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine producing 95 PS (70 kW; 93 bhp) is used instead of a 1.6-liter. Combined with two 60 kW motors positioned front and rear which can give an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi), the PX-MiEV II can achieve a cruising range of over 800 km (497 mi) which translates into a frugal 1.66l/100km (60 km/l; 169 mpg UK).
Another feature of the Concept PX-MiEV II is its all-wheel drive setup,
which relies on a twin-motor design mated to the automaker’s S-AWC
(Super-All Wheel Control) advanced traction control system.
Photo 2011 Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II