The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept car will make its formal debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, one year on from the original XR-PHEV concept.
For version two, Mitsubishi has cleaned up the exterior, bringing it a step closer to production reality. At the front there’s revised headlights, a twin-slat grille, a contrasting lower section, and a prominent metal-look bash plate.
On the sides, the XR-PHEV II now features wing mirrors and a tiny third window in the C-pillar. The company is no longer looking to achieve a floating roof look, as it has deleted the black A-pillar cover that was present on the first XR-PHEV concept.
At the rear, there’s a large diffuser-style element at the bottom, while the see-through tailgate now features scalloping to match the car’s aggressively cut character line.
The interior has taken a big leap towards production readiness, with the cockpit-style layout of the original concept ditched.
Under the skin, the XR-PHEV features a front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The system is comprised of a petrol engine, a 120kW electric motor and a power drive unit.
According to Mitsubishi, the drivetrain is capable of running in all electric, parallel hybrid and series hybrid modes. In regular use, the system will preference being in all electric mode or using the petrol engine as a generator to recharge the car’s 12kWh battery pack.
The company claims that the XR-PHEV II’s drivetrain is capable of a fuel consumption figure of 1.7 litres per 100 kilometres, or lower.
The XR-PHEV II concept measures 4.49 metres from front to rear, 1.89m wide and stands 1.62m tall. This means that the XR-PHEV II is some 195mm longer, 120mm wider and 5mm lower than the current-generation ASX.
Both the concept car and the current ASX sit on a wheelbase that’s 2.67m long.