Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC ) gave their Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer new generation crossover SUV its global premiere at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. Mitsubishi states that it embodies their ‘Drive your Ambition’ corporate global tagline. The new Engelberg Tourer uses MMC’s advanced electrification and all-wheel control technologies to raise SUV appeal to a new level.
The new SUV is named after the famous ski resort in central region of Switzerland, best known for its panoramic views, well-groomed runs and challenging off-piste skiing and snowboarding. The Engelberg Tourer is a Twin Motor, 4WD, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV ) which Mitsubishi claims will deliver high levels of performance in the most challenging weather conditions and on all road surfaces.
It adds that it combines this with the long cruising range inherent to the PHEV, allowing journeys out of town and to places with no charging infrastructure. Packaged to combine passenger capacity with flexible luggage space, the Engelberg Tourer encourages family and friends to go further together, taking a step beyond anything they have experienced before.
The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer has been designed as an elegant and functional all-purpose crossover SUV, with bodywork styled to effuse powerfulness and Mitsubishi’s renowned reliability. Enhancing its qualities as an SUV for a more active type of lifestyle, the Engelberg Tourer is fitted with LED fog lamps that are located on an auto-open/close roof box and skid plates for front and rear bumpers. The interior offers generous cabin space for passengers seated in all three rows, with an emphasis on comfort, quality, functionality and attention to detail.
Its 2.4-litre petrol engine, specifically designed for the PHEV system, not only offers powerful and smooth performance, but in series-hybrid mode can act as a high-output generator to achieve a high regeneration rate, while the larger displacement makes for more refined operation and better fuel efficiency, aided by technologies such as drag-reducing radiator grille shutters.
The new Engelberg Tourer has an EV cruising range of over 43 miles/70 km (WLTP cycle ) and with a fully charged battery and full fuel tank it has a total cruising range of over 434 miles/700 km (WLTP ). This means that both driver and passengers can enjoy the smooth, powerful and quiet EV driving experience for longer distances.
Dendo Drive House (DDH )
MMC also demonstrated the Dendo Drive House (DDH ), a new energy ecosystem allowing owners to generate, store and transfer energy automatically between their cars and the home, enhancing the value of electric vehicles. DDH will be available to customers when they buy an EV/PHEV at a Mitsubishi Motors dealership and is a Vehicle to Home (V2H ) based system that MMC plans to start offering it in Japan and Europe from 2019.