Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has developed for the 2014 Paris Motor Show the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, based on its Outlander PHEV.
The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a described by MMC as a concept presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV. The exterior and interior design are said to be created under “Sporty and Sophisticated” design theme.
Meant to symbolize the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to Mitsubishi Motors’ SUVs, the front end design shields the Three-Diamond mark with chromed accent moldings on either side – a three dimensional effect – in a further suggestion of motion, stated MMC. Wraparound headlamps contribute themselves to a sense of dynamism sweeping gently up and outwards.
Mitsubishi added this “protective theme” continues at the rear where similar symbolic chrome accents – topped by elongated combination lamps – run from tailgate to rear quarter panels meant to express dynamic and innovative styling as if bracing the vehicle for better safety. The body color uses a brilliant “Platinum White” with glass flake finish.
Contrary to the sparkling exterior design, the “Black & Burgundy” color combination inside is said to offer a refined quality passenger compartment, with MMC stating the Concept-S’ interior design makes use of painstakingly executed detailing to express precision, quality, craftsmanship and sophistication.
Mitsubishi listed the following elements as being added to the interior to create the desired effect:
– Black wood grain trim with silver accent
– The centre console designed inspired by Japanese traditional black lacquered boxes
– Soft fine leather, hand-stitched by craftsmen selected for the seat upholstery
There is no indications yet as to any modifications to the PHEV drivetrain.
MMC also will be displaying total of 11 vehicles including the Outlander PHEV rally car that competed in the FIA Asia Cross Country Rally 2014, European specification production models, the i-MiEV and other electric powered vehicles (electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV)).