Mitsubishi unveiled the Airtrek and Mitsubishi Outlander Space Travel Edition at the recently opened Chongqing Auto Show.
Note that the new Mitsubishi Airtrek crossover was shown at the Chongqing Auto Show only in the form of images on a large screen. A live car was not brought to the exhibition. The first Mitsubishi Airtrek in 2001 was a version of the Outlander for the Japanese market and some other countries. And the new Airtrek crossover is a Chinese electric car Aion V redesigned in the style of the Mitsubishi brand. The new product was created by the joint venture GAC Mitsubishi and will be produced only for the Chinese market.
At the same time, the transformation of the Aion V model into a Mitsubishi Airtrek crossover was not limited to just replacing the logos. The car under the Japanese brand has a different design with a corporate “X-face” (Dynamic shield in Mitsubishi terminology), it has different bumpers, as well as lighting and redesigned decor.
The interior of the new Mitsubishi Airtrek has also been completely redesigned: right down to the door opening handles. Instead of a fashionable solution with combined displays, the crossover has two separate displays, and the instrument panel was hidden under the visor. We installed our own three-spoke steering wheel, re-arranged the two-level central tunnel. And the developers compare the space in the cabin of the new Mitsubishi Airtrek with the space in a compact van. There is no data on the technology of the novelty yet. The full debut of the Mitsubishi Airtrek crossover will take place in the second half of this year.
Mitsubishi also presented another novelty in Chongqing. She received the name Mitsubishi Outlander Space Travel Edition and, according to the idea of the developers, is stylized as a space shuttle. Moreover, the model is based not on the new Outlander, but on the well-known crossover of the outgoing generation, which is still sold in the Ukrainian market, China and in a number of other countries. The Mitsubishi Outlander Space Travel Edition has radically redesigned the exterior and drowned out the rear doors, although it is clear that this is just a spectacular concept car.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of the Mitsubishi Outlander from the FineAuto team: