2009 Mitsubishi PX-MiEV/i-MiEV CARGO Concepts review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 1 October 2009 , 08:10:37 byAngela

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Mitsubishi PX-MiEV/i-MiEV CARGO Concepts

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi will reveal 16 new cars at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in October. Two of them will be two concepts, the Concept PX-MiEV and i-MiEV Cargo, i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle and ten current production vehicles that qualify for eco-car tax incentives in Japan. The PX-MiEV is powered by the new Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid System, which significantly extends the frequency a hybrid car is driven in EV mode, providing a 50 km/l fuel economy. The cabin is comfortable and it offers many of the latest safety technologies. The i-MiEV concept maximizes the outstanding environmental performance and economic efficiency characteristics that define the EV and at the same time adds a generous amount of rear free space to extend the range of uses to which it can be put by corporate users and self-employed operators in particular. The design of the PX-MiEV si solid, safe and simple, so an exterior design suitable for a next-generation crossover that creates simple appearance from which all extraneous elements have been pared and that is free of the rugged elements typical in conventional SUVs. The interior was designed to give an image of an airplane cockpit to improve the concentration of the driver, with an instrument panel that envelops the passengers and uses seats that keep the passengers firmly in place. So, the entire instrument panel and door trim uses soft LED lighting that express the innovation and refinement of the vehicle. The concept uses a new-generation steering wheel switch and control layout that offers outstanding usability and switch visibility for safer and less stressful driving. Switch operation indicators located in the instrument panel make it quicker and easier for the driver to visually check and control the switch positions. The i-MiEV Cargo concept model has a clean and simple interior styling, which eliminates extraneous elements and details to improve usability and create an interior space characterized by its free-thinking design and originality.