Mitsubishi introduced the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV with the Outlander PHEV, and now they’re pushing hybrid electric vehicle design to the next level with the Mitsubishi Engelberg. This March at the Geneva Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled its latest concept vehicle, the Engelberg Tourer. The concept vehicle is a plug-in hybrid SUV, celebrating the automaker’s twin-motor PHEV system.
Like the Outlander PHEV, the Engelberg Tourer incorporates a 2.4-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors — one mounted on each the front and rear axles. With such a configuration, the vehicle’s torque is split between the front and rear, providing intuitive and dynamic all-wheel drive. The Engelberg Tourer takes this smart system a step further: when a destination is inputted into the vehicle’s navigation system, the vehicle automatically uses weather, traffic, and road information to determine how it employs torque and battery power. While offering advanced, all-wheel drive performance, the Engelberg also offers impressive efficiency, delivering an all-electric driving range of 43.5 miles and total driving range of 435 miles with a fully-charged battery and full tank of gas.
Design-wise, the Engelberg Tourer definitely looks futuristic. The vehicle features a large black grille, distinctive and bold running lights, and dramatic contouring. Since the vehicle is named after a Swiss ski town, it also features a concealed roof carrier for snowboards.
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