• We Knew Mitsubishi’s Mi-Tech Concept Was Weird, but Damn

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Mitsubishi published that weird teaser of a new EV SUV concept for the 2019 Tokyo Motor show. You know, the teaser with four weird fans (we assume) on the rear? Now, Mitsubishi has released another teaser that was pretty dark, but we managed to light it up with a little bit of photoshop work. What we’ve found, however, leaves us wondering just what point Mitsubishi is trying to make here – this thing is clearly not set for production, and we’re not sure if it serves a real purpose at all outside of just being weird. Here’s a closer look at the brightened photo….

Mitsubishi Mi-Tech Concept Teaser

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So, what we have here is a doorless, roofless electric SUV with four fans on the back. It appears to be prepared for big, bulky off-road tires, so maybe Mitsubishi is hoping to compete with the Volkswagen ID Buggy?

The lightened photo does give us a decent look at the interior, including the floating center console with a knob in the middle – this is likely for shifting between park, forward, and reverse.

We can also see that the steering wheel is on the right side, so there are no U.S.-bound invoices being favored here. The other big thing to point out is that the seats look rather supportive but lacking any real padding – almost like those cheap plastic seats on old-school arcade racing games. You know, the ones that hurt your ass after playing for 15-20 minutes and spending $10 bucks?

What In the Name of Weird and Pointless Concepts Is Mitsubishi Planning for the Tokyo Motor Show?
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I feel like this might be a cool concept for a moment or two.

The front end looks like it’ll probably resemble the Outlander or the Eclipse.

Well, they all kind of look the same, honestly. It’s quite possible that this concept is really just an Eclipse Cross with a chopped roof and weirdly revised rear end. We’re still not sure what those circular things are on the back either. This thing is supposedly electric four motors (AWD, obviously), so maybe Mitsubishi has come up with a real-life Mr. Fusion to power this funky, sand-dwelling SUV.

Either way, I suppose we’ll find out soon enough. The Tokyo Motor Show opens up on October 24th, 2019 with the press preview happening the day before. We’ll be sure to let you know just what the hell this thing really is as soon as we know more.

Further reading

Mitsubishi Introduces Us To A Funny-Named Yet Smart Crossover At The 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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Read our full review on the 2019 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept.

2016 Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
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Read our full review on the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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