Fans of the Evolution lineage beware, the next vehicle that will carry the Evo name will be an electric crossover. After its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has made its way into the Philippines.
The e-Evolution Concept is a preview of the future design language for Mitsubishi. As such, it features a very sleek and futuristic design. The ‘Dynamic Shield’ grille has been reimagined in this car. Glass shields the black grille, while sensors and cameras are housed in the grille as the e-Evolution packs a plethora of advanced safety and convenience features. Large alloy wheel sizes, as well as a predominantly hexagonal shape of the rear fascia, gives the e-Evolution a very dynamic and aggressive profile.
The interior features a large flat screen that runs along the length of the car. Drivers have the option of displaying a video feed coming from the front camera, virtually eliminating all forward blind spots in the vehicle. As a whole, the interior design combines both the benefits of having excellent visibility provided by the large glass area, as well being a comfortable place to be in.
The e-Evolution is a triple-motor electric vehicle. A single motor drives the front wheels, while the two electric motors power each individual rear wheels, effectively making this an AWD vehicle. The electric powertrain features Active Yaw Control (AYC) with torque vectoring, giving the e-Evolution a very dynamic and agile driving characteristic. These are then all linked through Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system.
The e-Evolution also features artificial intelligence (AI) in its powertrain. A plethora of sensors and computers give feedback to the car’s central computer about the driver’s skill and capabilities. The AI system can adjust the vehicle’s powertrain depending on the driver’s habits and skill level.