Being able to transfer electricity from your battery to the home and vice versa makes the 2020 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer an interesting proposal of a plug-in hybrid in SUV format.
Whoever tries to see the substitute of the Montero in the 2020 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer prototype can better keep looking. Because the one exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 is not, at the moment, not even a proposal with assured commercialization. In fact, even its own name, that of a classic ski area in Switzerland instead of a global name suggests that. What is certain is that it has become the ambassador of two of the most current technologies of Mitsubishi such as electrification and the achievement of the four-wheel drive from it.
In parallel, the New Mitsubishi Engelbert Tourer is the ambassador of the Dendo Drive House (DDH) technology that would favor the generation, storage, and exchange of energy between cars and homes, improving the attractiveness of hybrid vehicles. It is expected to reach the market both in Europe and in Japan at the end of this 2019, applying both to pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids such as the current Outlander or the prototype exhibited in Geneva. The DDH system consists of solar panels, a large domestic battery and a bi-directional charger that would make it easy to recharge the car, or the domestic electrical installation taking advantage of the energy captured by the solar panels.
The Engelbert Tourer has been designed as a large SUV, configured to offer a flexible interior both in terms of capacity for passengers, not in vain has three rows of seats, and has ample cargo space, although they have not transcended details about of its real dimensions.
2020 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Hybrid Technology
The 2020 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer is a plug-in hybrid SUV that, thanks to electricity and a motor on the rear axle, receives an extra motor, something that can have important advantages when traveling in difficult conditions such as heavy rain, mud or very cold asphalt. It uses the active wink control system to distribute the available torque on each axle from its data -with an electric motor that drives each one-. This system is part of the S-AWC driving assistance system that facilitates its control in moments of high acceleration, contributing to better control by applying a brake to the wheel that may not have enough motility, giving it a more neutral behavior and thus improving its speed of passage by the curve.
The heat engine is a “2.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline” is responsible not only for supplying power to the front wheels but can selectively act as a generator feeding the boost battery. In electric mode 0 emissions announce an electric range of 70 km under the WLTP regulations sufficient for most daily commuting before starting to function as a conventional hybrid.