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Mitsubishi Motors to exhibit electric vehicles and SUVs at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022


Under the theme of "The Next Era, The Next Adventure," Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will exhibit a total of seven models including two concept cars -- the K-EV concept X Style (1) and the Vision Ralliart Concept -- at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 (2).

Also on display will be five custom cars based on the production models available in Japan, which include the Outlander crossover SUV (two models); the Eclipse Cross crossover SUV; the Delica D:5 minivan; and the Minicab-MiEV, a kei-car (3) class electric commercial vehicle. Mitsubishi Motors' lineup centers on electric vehicles (EVs) and SUVs with enhanced environmental-friendliness, safety, security and comfort.

K-EV concept X Style

The K-EV concept X Style (4) is a new generation all-electric kei-car with Mitsubishi Motors-ness, which 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.

The exterior features an SUV-like styling and a two-tone color scheme, with a clean, solid matte blue body and a copper-colored roof reminiscing the motor winding of an EV. The front bumper, body sides and liftgate are accentuated by X-shaped logos, which symbolize the combination of a height kei wagon with an SUV-feel and appeal of an all-electric vehicle.

Vision Ralliart Concept

The Vision Ralliart Concept embodies Mitsubishi Motors' vision for the new Ralliart and brings together the company's engineering and passion for Monozukuri challenges (craftsmanship). Styling is given a premium look with impressive presence on the road, and the comfortable ride with peace of mind in various weather and road conditions - characteristic of Mitsubishi vehicles - is further refined.

The exterior features bold, muscular styling created by the front and rear bumpers with functional beauty, and the large, widened front and rear over fenders. The front grille with a radiator shutter and the large rear diffuser reminiscent of a race car emphasize the sportiness of the model. The matte black body color shows blue highlights when hit by light, creating a deep, multidimensional expression that gives it a high-quality feel.

To provide high driving performance, the Vision Ralliart Concept has a wide stance and is equipped with 22-inch large-diameter wheels and tires. Large brake discs and opposed-piston 6-pot brake calipers, which exert braking performance matching the powerful torque of the motors, are adopted to elevate acceleration, cornering, and braking to a higher level.

Outlander Ralliart Style and Eclipse Cross Ralliart Style

Equipped with the Ralliart accessories, the Outlander Ralliart Style and the Eclipse Cross Ralliart Style offer a sense of excitement to customers who seek their own unique driving and styling. The body is painted in premium, high-brightness White Diamond color, while the front, side and rear garnishes and the liftgate spoiler are colored in red to give the exterior a sporty look. The alloy wheels are painted black, and the side decals and mud flaps with the Ralliart logo express the passion of Ralliart for refinement of road performance.

Delica D:5 Tough x Tough

The Delica D:5 Tough x Tough is equipped with various aftermarket parts and Ralliart accessories to further emphasize the tough, off-road styling. The Black Mica body is complemented by matte black front grille and fender garnish, as well as red door mirrors and fog light garnish, which are the Ralliart accessories. A suspension lift is given by modifying the shock absorbers and springs, and the tough, off-road styling is enhanced by the 16-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, front bumper guard, rear bumper guard, and mud flaps. The Delica D:5 Tough x Tough is also equipped with a roof carrier, a rooftop tent and a sleeping pad which can be used to make a fully-flat bed over the second and third row seats for a comfortable overnight stay.

Outlander Wild Adventure Style

The Outlander Wild Adventure Style allows the driver to fully enjoy outdoor leisure by adopting genuine accessories and collaborating with "ogawa," a Japanese outdoor brand. The body color comes in Black Diamond, which emits a powerful sparkle when struck by light. The front, side and rear garnishes and the rear spoiler give the exterior a sporty look, while the side bars, rear bumper protector and mud guards emphasize the toughness of the SUV. The model is also equipped with a roof carrier, a trailer hitch, and camping gear (5) in collaboration with "ogawa."

Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style

The Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style is a kei-car class electric commercial vehicle that offers convenience from private to business use by serving as a source of power supply. The exterior features a two-tone paint with ivory-colored roof and moss green body reminiscent of forests and campgrounds, along with side decals of plugs, tent and work desk.

Fit for solo camping, the Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style is equipped with various gear such as a car awning, camping table and folding cot. Inside, the rear space is arranged to be fully flat, and the cabin is equipped with a low table, a seat chair and a rug to enhance comfort for remote working.

Furthermore, the Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style is equipped with the MiEV Power Box, which can use the power from the drive battery to power electronics and appliances such as an electric kettle, a coffee maker, or a laptop, making outdoor leisure and work even more comfortable and convenient.

(1) Pronounced "K-EV concept 'cross' style"

(2) Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the world's largest custom car shows. Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 will be open to the public on January 15 and 16.

(3) Kei-car is a vehicle category in Japan for microcars.

(4) Production model will go on sale in Japan in early fiscal year 2022 (fiscal 2022 is from April 2022 to March 2023).

(5) Genuine accessories

Source: Mitsubishi Motors

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I wouldn't buy a Mitsubishi car if they were the last ones in the world.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Is the Japanese govt. or companies setting up charge stations? With them pledging to make most/all of their vehicles electric in the next 10-20 years, they're going to need a few hundred thousand of these places to charge.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Mitsubishi is dead car brand-at least in Japan.

Just compare their line up say with Toyota....

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Is the Japanese govt. or companies setting up charge stations?

This is an especially important question for Japan, where everyone goes to work at the same time, has the same holidays at the same time, often officially in the form of national holidays, and goes on journeys at the same time. You will have charging stations at highway rest areas that are redundant over 90% of the time but have huge tailbacks on the first and second and last and second last days of the NY holidays. Since it will uncommercial to provide this level of service, the taxpayer is going to have to do it.

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This is an especially important question for Japan, where everyone goes to work at the same time, has the same holidays at the same time

Exactly. Charging a vehicle can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours. There's gonna be a hell of a long line everywhere unless they actually think this through.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Only the two kei cars seem to be electric.

Mitsubishi, you had an electric kei car since 2009, and are still lazily grabbing profits from planet-killing gasoline SUVs.

Poor show!

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Is the Japanese govt. or companies setting up charge stations?

People should be able to charged their cars at home. Most charging stations will be at rest stops where people driving long distance go to rest, refuel, and use the toilet.

Exactly. Charging a vehicle can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours. There's gonna be a hell of a long line everywhere unless they actually think this through.

In the city, I expect there will be a few charging points next to the regular gas pumps. Any gas station, that offers a detailing service should have them. It is usually the more expensive cars getting detailed in my neighborhood on the weekends. Some of them are Teslas.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

By the way Mitsubishi, Ghosn is still making power moves and making money. Remember, Ghosn was one of the first to invest in the EV market.

Fugitive Carlos Ghosn is now consulting with auto companies

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Ah, the Tesla of Japan....

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

People who put BEV's down have most likely never driven nor owned one. They are quite awesome to drive. Fast and quiet. They accelerate like a rocket. The main issue has always been range. And, in Japan, where the bulk of driving is short-to-medium range, they are perfect. And, newer models are getting longer and longer ranges.

Unfortunately, Mercedes takes so long getting their newer models released here, or I'd have an EQB in my driveway right now. (EQA is too small and only FWD, EQC is too expensive.)

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Mitsubishi is dead car brand-at least in Japan.

Rubbish. They have a small lineup, as does Mazda and Suburu, of which I see plenty on the roads. The number of models in the lineup is not a barometer of success.

The Delica D5 is very popular, due to the camping/outdoor trend that's going on. Families can have a spacious minivan to fit the kids, yet still a rugged 4WD offroad vehicle for camping, hiking, skiing, etc. I saw a ton of them driving back from snowy north Shiga the other day.

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Honda gave in, is going with LG battery for its US EVs.

Honda and LG Energy Solution plan U.S. battery joint venture-report

The potential JV could cost $3.4 billion.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The current Mitsubishi lineup doesn't do much for me.

Not interested in BEV's either.

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