Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is guaranteed to provide an exciting and uniquely interesting pavilion as it showcases a display of its latest models, future models and a concept car. MMPC would like to give the public a feel of an international motor show by featuring models that made their world premieres at international motor shows abroad.
There’s a ten car display at the main pavilion including a cut-away model of the Outlander PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and the XM Concept. The latest medium and heavy duty Fuso trucks will also be previewed during the show at the outdoor display area. Aside from the vehicles on display, show goers will have a chance to personally experience Mitsubishi vehicles with the MIVEC clean diesel engine particularly the all new Montero Sport and the new Strada GT through test driving it. Exciting activities and freebies also await those who will visit MMPC’s booth.
Designed and engineered to respond to the eco conscious society the new Outlander PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) flaunts an incomparable power and refinement. It fully embodies the best qualities of a premium SUV. Thanks to the 2.0 Plug In Hybrid EV System with Twin Motor 4WD and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC). The innovative Plug-in Hybrid EV system is remarkably eco efficient.
The OUTLANDER has 3 systems. Electric Driving, Hybrid Driving and Series Hybrid driving.
- Electric Driving: This is the Electric Power Only Mode: When the battery pcks are fully charged, the FRONT and REAR motors propels the vehicle. This basically has ZERO emissions, relying solely on electric power. The range can be long but limited, depending on the distance. load and ascent.
- Hybrid Driving: As the name suggests, this mode has two powerplants. the electric motor and a 2.0 liter gas engine. The electric motors are still the dominating apparatus, with the gas engine running the generator that will charge the batteries. This is ideal for long trips, especially without any charging stations in the vicinity.
- Parallel Hybrid mode: This system sees the two powerplants working in tandem. This is used when the vehicle has a heavy payload, with expected road ascents. Usually, weight is the biggest drain factor in electric charge, so engine support is needed to prolong the charge or complete the trip faster.
The outlander is one of the first EV that offers electric all wheel drive system. The technologically advanced motors are more torque but consume less energy. This made it possible to install two motors in one vehicle, as opposed to the older one motor EV. The battery packs are also drain slower and are actually environmentally safer. With the addition of the petrol engine, long trips are now very achievable.
The XM Concept is a unique small crossover Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) that combines the best features of a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and an MPV. More than the toughness of an SUV and the functionality of an MPV, the XM Concept carries the Mitsubishi Motors’ Dynamic Shield concept that flaunts a futuristic design and a visual expression of safety. This is the shape of things to come. The slimmer HID headlights give it a sinister look, while the gaping front opening is both logical and aesthetic, resulting in a bigger cooling intake and an aggressive temperament.
Its powerful sleek shape belies the large interior, which can seat seven adults. It’s the design is reminiscent of the mighty SUV in a crossover MPV package. It is versatility at its best. This crossover has got it all: An all terrain suspension and the comfort of a large sedan. This will be the perfect round-about vehicle, whether in the city of country.
The interior is achieved in an optimized, logical layout. All pertinent controls are skewed towards the driver, and all are within easy reach. This gives the passenger more room for comfortable position option.
The Philippines will be the second country to see the XM Concept after its world premiere at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.
Boasting the new Dynamic Shield design, the new ASX or the Active Sport Crossover is redesigned to provide an improved array of features for an even pleasurable drive. This compact crossover surely will exceed your expectations as it offers class leading amenities that will perfectly suit your lifestyle.
MMPC will also display the all new Montero Sport, new Strada GT with the 4N15 MIVEC Clean Diesel Engine, Pajero VGT, Lancer EX, Mirage and the Mirage G4. To make it even more exciting some of these vehicles will be equipped with accessories. For the Fuso line-up, the FI and FJ models will also be displayed during the 5-day motor show at the outdoor display area.
Photos by MitsubishiPH and Neil Pagulayan