Mitsubishi Motors first true concept car in years, Concept CA-MiEV can be understood as a declaration of intent, stressing the return to Engineering’s primacy within the corporation to better serve (global) customer demand.
Already hinted at through the first products of MMC’s latest product cycle (pioneering 44g/km Outlander PHEV, lightweight 92 g/km Mirage ), this creed will be further adhered to with the introduction of next generation technologies throughout the range over the coming years.
Design will play no small part in this new development with a clear emphasis on aerodynamic performance. After Global Small’s segment record 0.27 Cd, the 5-door Concept CA-MiEV compact hatchback takes the baton with a Cd target of 0.26.
Very sleek, the arrow-shaped Concept CA-MiEV brings a degree of high tech sleekness to small car design, all the way to its unusual canopy sloping rear roof line.
Highly efficient (full flat floor, rear-view cameras, minimal air intakes, rear diffuser), Concept CA-MiEV is also full of dramatic detailing – from the boomerang-sculptured front and rear lights to the ascending side character line enclosing the rear wheel arches to create a strong forward motion effect.