The Mitsubishi eX concept shone brightly on the Japanese car maker’s 2015 Tokyo motor show stand, and for more reasons than just its striking metallic gold paint.
The eX concept provides an exciting preview to two next-generation products that have been a long time coming.
The first, as the eX name suggests, is a new electric vehicle from Mitsubishi, to take the baton from the pioneering but now out-dated i-MiEV city car.
The eX is driven by a pair of electric motors – one on the front axle, one on the rear – delivering 70kW apiece for a combined output of 140kW. Mitsubishi says its compact but high-density 45kWh lithium-ion battery pack will offer a driving range of around 400 kilometres off one charge.
Secondly, and most importantly, it gives us an insight into the brand’s vision for its successor to the compact ASX crossover.
Mitsubishi’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ design language is unmistakeable, while we also see plenty of Range Rover Evoque in the concept’s profile.