Mitsubishi Presents It’s Latest Engelberg PHEV Concept

April 16th, 2019 by

A new Mitsubishi e-Yi PHEV concept from Geneva spawns in China. The plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept is unveiling at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Visitors will be able to to see the Outlander-derivatives: Mitsubishi Eupheme EV and the Mitsubishi Eupheme PHEV, which launched in 2018.

Mitsubishi e-Yi Concept specs:

  • 2.4-Liter gas engine, designed explicitly for the PHEV system
  • The all-electric range of 70 km (43 miles) in the WLTP cycle
  • The total cruising range of over 700 km (434 miles) in the WLTP cycle  

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will be displaying several models to an “Urban Ambitious Life” theme at the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition which will be held from April 16th- April 25th. They are joined at the Urban Ambitious Life by its sales joint-venture GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd and its local production. MMC will be holding the Asian premiere of the Mitsubishi e-Yi.


The next-generation SUV concept showcases MMC’s electrification and 4WD technologies, which are two of MMC’s main strengths, along with its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Joining the model on the stand will be the Eclipse Cross and Outlander models that the company produces locally in China. Also on display will be the Eupheme PHEV and Eupheme EV electric models launched in the Chinese market last year.   

These models give a sense of adventure to the passenger and driver, and it takes a step beyond anything they have experienced before. The show will be in Shanghai at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. On April 16th and 17th will be Press Days and April 18th and 19th will be Trade Days; from April 20th to 25th, the show will be open to the general public.

The meaning behind the name e-Yi is an interesting one. The “e” in the name points to Electric, as well as Explore, Engage, and Experience. Yi in the pronunciation for a Chinese character which means durable, reliable, robust and beautiful.

GMMC and MMC will exhibit five models/seven cars on Press Days and seven models/ten cars on General Public days. They include the Eclipse Cross and Outlander crossover SUVs and the Mitsubishi e-Yi Concept. Two of the vehicles that are produced right in China.


MMC’s Twin Motor system drives the plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV), the e-Yi concept embodies MMC’s brand tagline “Drive your Ambition.” The e-Yi features an extensive cruising range fundamental to PHEVs that are driven by both gas and electricity. The excellent running performance and durability give the driver confidence to operate in any weather condition and over any road surface.  


The front of MMC’s DYNAMIC SHIELD front face design concept creates a striking look with the lines flowing in from the sides to accept the center section in protective shape. It also has a square grille composed of vertical and horizontal bars. Its unique PHEV expression features are in the blue lighting for the chrome parts of the DYNAMIC SHIELD when the automobile is being charged.

When it comes to the side view, it projects a great, sculptural look that is crafted from a sharp and bold monolithic panel composition. And the muscular fender styling gives expression to the model’s all-rounder mobility and flexibility. The rear end projects a compelling look with its hexagonal shape which is formed by the cut off lines, while the location of the tail lamps across the entire width of the vehicle creates a look of stability in an impressive and distinctive design.  

The Satin Dark Grey color suggests a metal shavings tone to give expression to reliability and SUV toughness. With the finishing touches to this all-rounder, crossover SUV include a remote-controlled electric roof box to which fog lamps are fitted, and under guards for both front and rear bumpers. The e-Yi concept has been designed as a functional and quality all-rounder crossover SUV that can transport friends and family.


The design inside gives the expression to an elegance that fits refined urban life scenes and to the flexible mobility only an SUV can deliver and offers levels of comfort that allow multiple passengers to ride in relaxed ease. The dashboard design uses MMC’s Horizontal Axis interior design, which has a first forward field of view and adds to the airy and open sense of the cockpit. It’s easier for the driver to discern the attitude of the body when driving off-road intuitively.   


The concept model uses MMC’s PHEV system blossomed in the Outlander PHEV. The large capacity drive battery is mounted under the floor in the middle of the vehicle. The Twin Motor drivetrain allows high output and high-efficiency motors at the front and rear. The component packaging supplies generous cabin space that allows a 3-row layout.

The heart of the vehicle is a 2.4L gasoline unit designed for the PHEV system. When in hybrid mode, the engine acts as a high-output generator and achieves a high regeneration rate, while its massive displacement and outstanding thermal efficiency contribute to quieter operation and better fuel mileage. Added with the higher capabilities in the PHEV system, the concept model uses a radiator grille shutters that bring a reduction in drag as a detail low-consumption technologies.


The e-Yi Concept uses Mitsubishi Motors Cooperation Twin Motor full-time four-wheel-drive system with high-efficiency motors driving the front and rear axles and a Twin Motor full-time 4WD system with high output. It employs the know-how garnered in the Lancer Evolution series, which uses Active Yaw Control (AYC). The vehicle also has MMC’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle behavior control system which distributes a dramatic improvement in dynamic performance- stopping, acceleration, cornering – by fundamentally controlling the braking force at each wheel front and rear motor output.     


ADAS supports the driver on highways by assisting their operation of the accelerator, brakes and, steering. It alleviates driver stress and fatigue on longer trips and also helps reduce traffic congestion. The connected car system makes setting off on a journey smoother by connecting with the driver’s smartphone, which they can use the preset the destination and the in-car navigation system.

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