Mitsubishi's Engelberg Concept has been presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere.
Named after a Swiss ski resort, it uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain, with a 2.4-liter petrol engine, four-wheel drive system and the ability to travel for up to 70 km (43 miles) on zero-emissions, in the WLTP standard. The total driving range is over 700 km (434 miles).
The front end carries the brand’s X-shaped signature styling. The show car has an enclosed grille, slender headlights and taillights, LED DRLs, chrome detailing and front and rear skid plates. The roof-mounted box, with an auto open/close feature, incorporates additional lights. The traditional door handles and side mirrors have been kept away from the design.
Opening the door reveals a spacious cabin with three rows of seats, plenty of white leather and blue lighting. The dashboard has a clean layout with digital gauges and a tablet-like infotainment system, and there are more controls on the center console, including the air-con, driving mode selector and gearshift lever.
The brand’s Dendo Drive House (DDH) has also been showcased during the Swiss auto show. Described as "a packaged system comprising the EV/PHEV, a bi-directional charger, solar panels and home battery", it’s a power supply system designed for domestic use.
This feature can reduce fuel costs and lower electricity bills by running appliances in the home. Thanks to its versatility, it’s also capable of acting as a backup generator.