Mitsubishi Mirage global car and Concept PX-MiEV II to debut in Tokyo
Mitsubishi has several follow up world debuts at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show.
First is the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II. Compared to the first PX-MiEV concept revealed two years ago in Tokyo, the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II looks almost unchanged at first glance. However, a closer look shows some details such as the bumpers, headlamps, liftgate, tailamps and wheels being slightly muted for production intent.
The plug-in hybrid configuration also remains same, but this time a 2.0-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine producing 95 PS (70 kW; 93 bhp) is used instead of a 1.6-liter. Combined with two 60 kW motors positioned front and rear which can give an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi), the PX-MiEV II can achieve a cruising range of over 800 km (497 mi) which translates into a frugal 1.66l/100km (60 km/l; 169 mpg UK)
Previewed as the E-Compact Concept Global Small in Geneva earlier this year, Mitsubishi has also released first images of the production ready Mirage.
Looking fairly close to the concept, the Mirage is an affordable entry-level 5-door targeted to emerging markets. Equipped with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder MIVEC engine with Auto Stop & Go and a CVT transmission, the Mirage is targeting 3.33L/100km (30km/liter; 85 mpg UK) fuel economy.
The new Mirage will begin both sales and production in Thailand by March 2012.