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
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?
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.
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