Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer all set for adventure

Named after the famous Swiss ski resort, Mitsubishi’s new-generation crossover hybrid SUV, the Engelberg Tourer, has received its global premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show.

The winter resort is renowned for its panoramic views, well-groomed runs and challenging off-piste skiing and snowboarding, so the new SUV has plenty to live up to. The Engelberg Tourer is a Twin Motor, 4WD, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle which delivers high levels of performance in the most challenging weather conditions and on all road surfaces.

It combines this with the long cruising range inherent to the PHEV, allowing journeys out of town and to places with no charging infrastructure.

The Engelberg Tourer has been designed as an elegant and functional all-purpose crossover SUV for a more active type of lifestyle. It is fitted with LED fog lamps that are located on an auto-open/close roof box and skid plates for front and rear bumpers. The interior offers generous cabin space for passengers seated in all three rows, with an emphasis on comfort, quality, functionality and attention to detail.

It uses MMC’s Twin Motor full-time, four-wheel drive system with high-output, high-efficiency motors driving the front and rear axles. Employing know-how garnered with the Lancer Evolution series, the system uses Active Yaw Control (AYC) to tailor torque split between the front wheels, enhanced by the feeling of acceleration inherent to electric motor drive which delivers maximum torque in an instant.

Torque split control between the front wheels improves driving performance to deliver a level of nimble and satisfying handling not expected in this size of car. It also increases stability by reducing wheel slip on unpaved or snow-covered roads to ensure that maximum drive torque is transmitted to the road surface.

These components are used together with MMC’s Super All-Wheel Control which improves dynamic performance when accelerating, cornering and stopping by controlling the braking force at each wheel and the front and rear motor output.

Its 2.4-litre petrol engine, specifically designed for the PHEV system, not only offers powerful and smooth performance, but in series-hybrid mode can act as a high-output generator to achieve a high regeneration rate, while the larger displacement makes for more refined operation and better fuel efficiency, aided by technologies such as drag-reducing radiator grille shutters.

The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer has an EV cruising range of over 43 miles (WLTP cycle) and with a fully charged battery and full fuel tank it has a total cruising range of over 434 miles (WLTP). This means that both driver and passengers can enjoy the smooth, powerful and quiet EV driving experience for longer distances.

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