The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased again this week, with the Japanese automaker also releasing more details of its all-electric crossover.
Interestingly, the vehicle to be presented at the Tokyo motor show in the coming weeks is now being touted as an all-electric vehicle (EV), as opposed to the hybrid powertrain originally mentioned with the first teaser image.
According to Mitsubishi, the e-Evolution Concept will feature three high-performance electric motors and a high-capacity battery system, with the front axle getting a single electric motor and the rear wheels getting a motor each.
The vehicle will feature electronically-controlled torque vectoring at the rear through an Active Yaw Control (YAC) unit, which the company says will “always provide crisp and nimble handling that faithfully mirrors driver intent”.
Meanwhile, the e-Evolution Concept will also showcase the company’s new artificial intelligence (AI) system that is capable of reading changes to the road and traffic conditions, along with driver intent.
The company claims the AI system is capable of adapting the vehicle to the environment and driver’s ability, while also being able to construct a training program that provides advice and feedback through a computer-generated voice assistance and the large dashboard display.
Mitsubishi adds that its AI personal assistant supports connectivity with a variety of devices and content – like pairing with a drone to observe traffic conditions ahead or to give occupants a view of the scenery they are passing through.
At the Tokyo event, the company will also have a ‘Mitsubishi Connect’ area, with demonstrations using Amazon Echo and Google Assistant on Google Home VPA wireless speakers to illustrate the potential for the link between the car and the home.
The tutorials will also show how smart speaker assistants can be used to control headlights, adjust air-conditioning temperature, along with locking and unlocking the doors.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the Tokyo motor show, which starts on October 28.