In a world premiere, Mitsubishi presented the ENGELBERG TOURER PHEV crossover SUV at the 89th edition of the Geneva Motor Show.
The MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER benefits from its own new electric and all-wheel-control technologies. We can easily imagine these will find their way into the next-gen Outlander, especially as the appearance of this prototype clearly evokes that of the SUV that has become a favourite of Canadian consumers over the past year.
The ENGELBERG TOURER is a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) with two electric motors and a four-wheel-drive system. This particular edition, named after a popular Alpine ski resort, delivers improved driving capacities in difficult road and weather conditions, according to Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi also promises vast interior space for passengers and all their luggage and gear. And while it’s designed with a focus on off-road adventuring, the SUV is also meant to please those for whom comfort and refinement are important factors.
The MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER, as mentioned, uses a plug-in hybrid system with two electric motors conceived and developed for the Outlander PHEV. The electric-powertrain and drivetrain systems are latest-generation in order to make this PHEV the most advanced available.
The combustion engine is a 2.4L unit designed specifically for use with the PHEV system. Also present is Mitsubishi’s S-AWC (super all-wheel control) system that helps improve dynamic performance (touching on accelerations, cornering and braking). The MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER gets other new technologies designed to further reduce fuel consumption, like the radiator grille shuttering capability that reduced the coefficient of drag of the vehicle.
Mitsubishi cites European testing (WLTP- Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures) that give the ENGELBERG TOURER an all-electric range of over 70 km and a total range on full charge and full tank of gas of more than 700 km.