Mitsubishi Motors At The Geneva Auto Show
|   Thursday, March 13, 2014
Introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the XR-PHEV concept brings in premiere on the European car market, a plug-in hybrid, a combination of engineering, expertise, efficiency, reduced environmental impact, dynamic agility, and a design with pronounced coupe lines.
Presented in November 2013 at the 43th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show, the XR-PHEV concept represents the next generation of C-segment crossover that uses a hybrid powertrain with front-wheel drive and combines the functionality of an SUV with the look of a sports coupe.
All these contribute to an extraordinary experience driving.

The key concept for the exterior design development of the XR-PHEV concept is its sporty allure. The source of inspiration for this vehicle's robust silhouette with oversized wheels and high ground clearance is represented by the image of sprinters when starting in a race. 

The front grille, on which the 3 diamond logo is centered, reflects the power, energy and reliability of an SUV, which make this model an imposing presence on the road. The framework grid starts from the adaptive headlights, and proceed in a natural way for the body, providing a note of design flexibility in the front side.

The XR-PHEV concept uses solar panels integrated into the roof, which serve for charging the auxiliary battery, and also benefit from a bumper with a variable angle on the rear of the roof, which can be adjusted for different driving conditions.

Like the other two concepts presented at the Tokyo Motor Show, the XR-PHEV concept represents the new visual identity of the brand, which will be introduced gradually by Mitsubishi Motors through each crossover or SUV that will be launched in the coming years.

Designed to symbolize the functionality and safety features of an SUV, its visual identity consists of vertical elements which combine perfectly with the sides of the front grille.

The XR-PHEV concept has an attractive interior too, so as to stimulate its sporty allure.

The driver's seat ensures the driver a firm position while driving, allowing to handle the vehicle in a definite and accurate manner. Seat upholstery is red, as emphasized by color accents both inside and towards the extremities, giving the driver a feeling of distinction and excellence. Also, it has a different shape than the other three seats. 

The speedometer, tachometer and other information that are displayed in a timely manner are designed to allow the driver to instantly detect any changes and take action accordingly.

The propulsion system of this new PHEV is composed of a turbocharged 1.1-liter gasoline engine with 3 cylinders, an electric motor (as opposed to the Outlander PHEV that is equipped with two electric motors), with the converter in front and a battery pack placed in the floor. The converter increases the power and efficiency of the engine and generator.

The XR-PHEV Concept is also equipped with 100V AC outlets on board, capable of providing an external source of up to 1500 W. The system can provide enough electricity to feed household appliances for a whole day, or up to 10 days, when the engine is used to charge the battery.
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