The MI-Tech Concept, first confirmed last month, is previewed again in a new image released by the firm. It shows the model as a two-seater that lacks doors and a roof, so it's unlikely to preview a close-to-production model.
Instead, its intent is to preview a new generation of plug-in hybrid powertrains to be used on SUV models smaller than the Outlander. In place of a traditional combustion engine, Mitsubishi has deployed a gas turbine engine/generator, allowing use of pure electric and series hybrid drive modes.
The hybrid technology will be smaller and lighter than Mitsubishi’s current plug-in hybrid system, which it pioneered on the Outlander PHEV. It will provide four-wheel drive, with two electric motors on each axle for greater off-road control and precise handling, the brand claims. It's also claimed to offer improved efficiency in urban environments.