Mitsubishi Motors Announces Geneva Motor Show Lineup
It’s only weeks away, but the Geneva Motor Show is already starting to heat up with automakers giving us inklings of what’s to come. Mitsubishi Motors has provided us with several promotional teasers, one of which being the new Engelberg Tourer concept, and quickly followed by the new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport showing up in Geneva. Now the latest press release is sharing all the goods to look forward to, including the model lineup and some key demonstrations.
Although Mitsubishi Motors has a lot planned for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, they will be opening doors to the press two days prior, as per the usual rhythm for auto shows. The official press days are March 5 and 6, and that will be the perfect time to exclusives before the general public gets in on the showroom floor. The rest of the Geneva Motor Show is open to the public from March 7 to March 17, 2019.
New Model Lineup
As noted, the new Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept is joining the lineup at the auto show. Making its global debut, one concept car will be on the floor. Joining the Engelberg Tourer is the 2020 Outlander Sport, also making its global debut for the 2020 model year. The European market model will be on the floor in Geneva.
Mitsubishi has already debuted the new Triton L200 pickup truck in Japan, but it’s now making its Europe debut for the 2020 model year as well. The rest of the lineup will have two Outlander PHEV models, one Eclipse Cross, one Outlander, one customized i-MiEV designed for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and the European model of the Mitsubishi Mirage – Space Star. The demonstrations during the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) exhibition should also be something to look forward to.
Dendo Drive House and Connected Services
MMC will be demonstrating the “Dendo Drive House (DDH)” system during the Geneva Motor Show. Does anyone remember the project between Mitsubishi Motors, Hitachi Europe, and ENGIE to create neutral-energy? We totally called it when we said someone could do the same to their own home. As described in this quick promo clip, the Dendo Drive House is the new economical solution between home and car, harnessing power from the sun.
During the exhibition, DDH will be showcased in a purpose-built scenario. With consumers in mind, the showcase will demonstrate how the DDH system can lower electricity bills and fuel costs, provide an emergency power supply, and create a more sustainable power supply. Then there’s a small presentation on Mitsubishi connected services.
Mitsubishi Motors has slowly dipped their toes into connected technology and smartphones with their Smartphone-link Display Audio infotainment system. Able to deliver safety, maintenance and entertainment services by connecting through the smartphone, drivers can stay more connected to their vehicles. It’s a little more in the norm these days for the auto market, but it will be interesting to see how Mitsubishi Motors tries to catch up or improve the technology in their vehicles.
Although not a lot of information yet, there is also a technology exhibit for an Outlander PHEV with a cutaway chassis. Perhaps there’s talk of an electric Outlander PHEV truck behind closed doors. Be sure to check the website Mitsubishi Motors setup for everything they have planned – mitsubishi-motors.com/en/innovation/motorshow/2019/gms2019/
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