Mitsubishi compact SUV concept car world premiere: Mitsubishi XFC concept car
Tokyo, October 19, 2022- (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Mitsubishi Motors) today held the world premiere ceremony of the compact SUV concept Mitsubishi XFC Concept in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The car will be on display at the Vietnam Motor Show 2022 from October 26 to 30.
The Mitsubishi XFC concept car concept is “to be the right partner for an exciting life” – a generation of compact SUVs that offer the practicality of an SUV such as powerful and imposing design, easy handling and ample cargo space performance, comfort including class-leading interior space, and handles heavy road rain safely and reliably, even on rough or flooded roads.
“We will sequentially launch new compact SUVs in ASEAN markets including Vietnam in fiscal 2023,” said Takao Kato, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors. “In the future, we plan to add an electric model to the lineup and launch it outside ASEAN. We hope to develop this model from a model for the ASEAN market to a global strategic model, making it a core model like a sales leader The Xpander crossover MPV.”
The Mitsubishi XFC Concept is a compact SUV that is not part of the current ASEAN lineup. It complements Mitsubishi Motors’ broad offering tailored for the ASEAN market – the Triton pickup and its derivative, the Pajero Sport mid-size SUV; the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs; the Xpander and Xpander Cross crossover MPVs; and the Mirage compact hatchback and Its variant Attrage sedan.
*Fiscal 2023 is April 2023 to March 2024.
Powerful and Imposing Design
The Mitsubishi XFC Concept Car adheres to Mitsubishi Motors’ design philosophy of “robust and ingenious” , combined with a compact and powerful imposing manner. The surface of the SUV is smooth, creating a continuous flow that begins with the three-diamond emblem at the front and extends to the sides and rear. This gives it a stylish and sporty shape to match the urban landscape of the ASEAN region. In addition, thanks to ample ground clearance and large-diameter wheels that enhance road handling on rough surfaces, the Mitsubishi XFC Concept exhibits both toughness and agility with authentic SUV styling that stands out in the outdoor scene.
Up front, the concept of Dynamic Shield, which expresses both performance and protection, evolves as the concept evolves. The L-shaped headlights on the upper part of the headlight unit are combined with the shutter-type daytime running lights (DRL) below to light up in the iconic T-shape, giving a sense of spaciousness. The sides of the body are made up of richly muscular surfaces, the sculpted front and rear fenders and character lines express the power and dynamism of the SUV. Like the front, the rear also features T-shaped taillights, creating a rear profile that accentuates its wideness and stability.
The interior offers ease of operation and comfort, a must for an SUV. The instrument panel adopts a lateral theme design, which makes it easier to perceive changes in the vehicle’s attitude when driving on rough roads, while also improving forward visibility. Meanwhile, a dynamic design that extends from the dash to the door trim, and a range of soft padding, gives a closed and protective feel for a safe and comfortable interior.
Easy handling and practicality provided by ample cargo space
The Mitsubishi XFC Concept is designed for ease of handling , providing good forward visibility, easy perception of vehicle size, and smooth handling. The instrument panel adopts a large display panel that integrates a fully digital driver display and a central display, which can display three independent information such as navigation, road conditions and other driving information on a single screen, providing a safe and comfortable driving environment, while also providing a safe and comfortable driving environment. Expresses a sense of advanced design. Despite its compact size, the Mitsubishi XFC Concept is designed for practicality with ample cargo space.
Comfort provided by first-class interior space
Although a compact SUV, the Mitsubishi XFC The concept car features a spacious cabin area. In particular, the generous legroom in the rear seats provides top-level comfort in its class. In addition, vehicle stability control in slippery conditions and high-quality ride comfort make everyone in the car feel safe and secure.
Drive safely and securely on rough and flooded roads
With ample ground clearance and With four driving modes – normal, wet, gravel and mud – the Mitsubishi XFC Concept provides a fun, safe and reliable driving experience in all weather and road conditions. Wet mode, first introduced by Mitsubishi Motors, is designed with use in ASEAN countries in mind, such as driving safely even on roads flooded by sudden showers.
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE:7211) – a member of the Renault-Nissan Alliance – — is a global automotive company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with approximately 30,000 employees, production facilities in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Vietnam and Russia, and a global presence. Mitsubishi Motors has a competitive edge in SUVs, pickups and plug-in hybrids and attracts ambitious drivers willing to challenge convention and embrace innovation. Mitsubishi Motors has been a leader in electrification since producing its first car more than a century ago – in 2009 it launched the i-MiEV, the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle, followed by the Outlander PHEV – – The world’s first mass-produced electric car. The first plug-in hybrid SUV in 2013. The company announced a three-year business plan in July 2020 to launch more competitive and cutting-edge models, including the Eclipse Cross (PHEV model), the all-new Outlander and the all-new Triton/L200.
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