At the Geneva International Motor Show held earlier this year, Mitsubishi showed off a bold, new concept that gives us hints at some possible future designs and uses of electric technology. The Engelberg Tourer concept combines advanced electrification with all-wheel control for an adventure vehicle like no other.
The concept was named after a rugged ski resort in Switzerland known for its challenging runs. Like slicing down a slope, the Engelberg Tourer wants to challenge drivers with freedom and confidence. Its plug-in hybrid system delivers an estimated electric cruising range over 40 miles and total driving range of around 430 miles. Its full-time 4WD control helps you conquer whatever the road brings you.
Powering the Engelberg Tourer is a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, two high-efficiency motors, and a large capacity drive battery. The battery is placed beneath the floor in the middle of the vehicle, so it does not hinder passenger or cargo space. In fact, the concept comes with three spacious rows of seating.
Inside, the Engelberg Tourer uses an advanced navigation system. When the driver enters a destination, the Connected Car System will use traffic, weather, temperature, and topography information to select the ideal driving motor for the best and most efficient use of electricity and gasoline.
We’re eager to see how the Engleberg Tourer concept influences the next wave of great new vehicles offered at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.by