After releasing some official details about its PX-MiEV II Concept ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has decided to present the vehicle at the Asian automotive event, along with the 2012 Mirage.
According to the car manufacturer, the PX-MiEV concept has a hybrid powertrain with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and two 60 kW electric motors. Mitsubishi says that the PX-MiEV concept can operate in EV mode for up to 50 km or 31 miles at low speeds, and when the battery is low, the crossover is entering a Series Hybrid Mode which is activating the petrol engine to recharge the battery. At highway speeds, the PX-MiEV II is entering a Parallel Hybrid Mode where the petrol engine and both electric motors are working together. The PX-MiEV II is offering an average fuel consumption of 1.7 liters / 100 km (141.1 mpg US / 169.5 mpg UK) and a total range of 800 km (497 miles).
Besides the PX-MiEV II concept, Mitsubishi has also presented, at the same Tokyo Motor Show, the 2012 Mirage, which has been made in order to satisfy the needs of people all over the world, with a simple and clean interior. Power to the 2012 Mirage comes from a new 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine with standard start/stop, but performance details haven’t been released yet. However, Mitsubishi says that the vehicle can do 3.3 l/100 km (70.6 mpg US / 84.7 mpg UK). The 2012 Mitsubishi Mirage will be launched in Thailand in March, 2012, before going globally.