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Mitsubishi is set to show off it’s new techno savvy EV crossover at this years auto show in Tokyo. This is a fully electric car. The eX Concept embodies Mitsubishi’s rugged new Dynamic Shield styling while packing in technologies, such as automatic parking and lane changing, that it hopes to launch by around 2020.
It is envisioned as driving some 400 kilometers (250 miles) on its fully charged lithium ion batteries. The vehicle will encapsulate the company’s push to establish itself as a technological leader and its efforts to rejuvenate styling that had stagnated in recent years. Mitsubishi says it aims to deliver a 250-mile range by doubling the energy density of its batteries in the next five years.
Mitsubishi is ramping up it’s new tech features: The eX concept previews several that are still under development. They include a driverless valet parking function that enables the car to seek out spots and park by itself.
Also on tap are several assist functions that use sensors to deliver more efficient cruise control, keep the car in its lane or even automatically switch lanes when needed.
Engineers would also equip the car with blind-spot detection, rear and front cross traffic alerts, unintended acceleration prevention and automatic pre-crash braking technologies.
The eX achieves four-wheel drive through two 70-kilowatt electric motors, one in the front, the other in the rear.
The battery capacity is billed as 45 kilowatt-hours.
Most of this tech is years down the road but Mitsubishi hopes that this will help them in the race to design the new smart car.
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