Brian Joss – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled its new generation crossover SUV, the Engelberg Tourer, at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, on until March 17. The Engleberg Tourer uses MMC’s own and advanced electrification and all-wheel control technologies.
The Engelberg is named is a well-known ski resort in the Central region of Switzerland that offers grand panoramic vistas and is known, as well as for its groomed runs, for its challenging off-piste runs that offer freestyle and freeriding fun for skiers and snowboarders.
The Engelberg Tourer is a Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV), which allows the driver to enjoy driving in any weather condition or on any road surface with confidence. It combines this with the long cruising range inherent to the PHEV and that allows journeys out of town to places with no charging infrastructure.
It uses MMC’s Twin Motor PHEV system fostered and developed in the Outlander PHEV and, using next-generation electrification and all-wheel control technologies, evolves it into an even more appealing vehicle propulsion system. The engine is a 2.4L petrol unit designed for the PHEV system. In series hybrid mode, the engine acts as a high-output generator and achieves a high regeneration rate, while the larger displacement makes for quieter operation and better fuel mileage. It has an EV cruising range of over 70km (WLTP cycle), and with a fully charged battery and full fuel tank it has a total cruising range of over 700km (WLTP).
When the driver enters the destination in the on-board navigation system, the Connected Car System uses weather, temperature, topography, traffic and surface condition information to select the optimum drive mode and to tailor torque split through drive battery energy management and the S-AWC system.
This allows safe and comfortable driving and also contributes to fuel economy.
The Dendo Drive House (DDH) is a packaged system comprising the EV/PHEV, a bi-directional charger, solar panels and home battery and is designed for home use. This is a one-stop shopping service available at MMC dealerships that bundles together the sale, installation and after-maintenance of the system components. The package allows the customer to charge their EV/PHEV at home using solar generated power, and to supply electricity from their EV/PHEV to the home. DDH brings merits to the customer that include savings on electricity costs and the provision of an emergency power source.
CAPTION: New generation: Mitsubishi’s Engelberg Tourer. Picture: Quickpic