The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Will Teach You To Be A Better Driver

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The Mitsubishi Evolution is making a comeback - but not as we know and love it.

Normally, an announcement involving the Mitsubishi Evolution making a comeback would be cause for celebration, but it was hard to get excited when Mitsubishi announced that the legendary Evo nameplate is being applied to an all-electric crossover, just as the Eclipse has been reborn as a compact SUV. Set to debut as a concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month, the Japanese automaker has released new details and some revealing teaser images of the e-Evolution Concept, giving us our best look yet at the electric SUV.

Mitsubishi bills the e-Evolution Concept as a "high-performance all-electric crossover" that "combines the very best of Mitsubishi Motors technology with the go-anywhere flexibility of SUVs." In contrast to the old Evo, the e-Evolution Concept is powered by a high capacity battery and three electric motors. One drives the front wheels, while the other two power the rear axle to give the concept a four-wheel drive system with electronically controlled torque-vectoring resulting in crisp and nimble handling. The e-Evolution Concept also features an advanced Artificial Intelligence system that uses sensors and cameras to read changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver's intent.

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By seamlessly coordinating the driver's intent and the performance of the vehicle, the system is designed to act as a driver support that makes it "easier and safer to control the vehicle." There's even a coaching function that analyzes the driver's skill level and creates a tailor-made training program that provides advice through voice dialogue and a dashboard display to help you become a better driver. The Mitsubishi e-Evolution will be revealed on October 25 when the Tokyo Motor Show opens its doors, where it will debut alongside 11 other Mitsubishi models including the Eclipse Cross.

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