Mitsubishi Motors’ all-new eK X EV wins RJC Automotive of the Yr and RJC Expertise of the Yr for 2023


Mitsubishi Motors Company (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) in the present day introduced that the all-new eK X EV (pronounced “eK ‘cross’ EV”), an all-electric kei-car1, has received the RJC Automotive of the Yr for 20232 run by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Convention of Japan (RJC)

Mitsubishi Motors Company (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) in the present day introduced that the all-new eK X EV (pronounced “eK ‘cross’ EV”), an all-electric kei-car1, has received the RJC Automotive of the Yr for 20232 run by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Convention of Japan (RJC). As well as, the electrification expertise of all-electric kei-car used for the eK X EV has received the RJC Expertise of the Yr for 20232.

In awarding the RJC Automotive of the Yr, the choice committee commented:

“With a physique measurement that’s suited to the visitors circumstances in Japan whereas conforming to Japanese kei-car requirements, the eK X EV achieves a excessive degree of perfection as a sensible electrical car (EV), offering ample driving vary for each day use, easy acceleration and crisp dealing with, high-quality inside and exterior, and the most recent security options. Additionally provided at an reasonably priced worth for a variety of customers, the eK X EV gives momentum to the promotion of EVs.”

In awarding the RJC Expertise of the Yr, the choice committee commented:

“Using the electrification expertise that Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have cultivated through the years, the eK X EV has achieved discount in measurement and value. Whereas conforming to the requirements of a kei-car, it has been perfected as a mannequin with enhanced product attraction. The electrification expertise is very acknowledged as a cornerstone expertise of future small EVs.”

That is the fourth time3 that Mitsubishi Motors has received the RJC Automotive of the Yr, following the award for 2020 received by the eK wagon and eK X height-wagon kei-cars. Additionally, that is the sixth time4 that the corporate has received the RJC Expertise of the Yr, following the award for 2022 given to the developed plug-in hybrid electrical car (PHEV) and Tremendous-All Wheel Management (S-AWC) techniques of the Eclipse Cross.

The eK X EV is a brand new EV mannequin within the eK X sequence5, Mitsubishi Motors’ kei-car sequence with an SUV taste, provided at an reasonably priced worth but with a driving vary of 180 kilometers (km, in WLTC mode)6, 7 on a single cost that’s enough for on a regular basis use. It has been properly obtained for its spacious and nice cabin, user-friendliness, the graceful and highly effective driving expertise of EVs, a quiet and cozy experience, superior driver help techniques, and connectivity.

With the electrification expertise of all-electric kei-car, the eK X EV provides the identical spacious and cozy cabin because the gasoline mannequin by optimizing the structure of the EV system, in addition to excessive steering stability and experience consolation made attainable by a low middle of gravity and a great front-rear weight distribution. Along with the EV manufacturing expertise honed by the i-MiEV – the world’s first mass-produced EV – and the Minicab-MiEV, top quality and value competitiveness have been achieved by the investments for on-site battery pack built-in manufacturing, EV platform manufacturing line, and extra.

At a time when a shift to electrified autos is required to attain a carbon-neutral society, Mitsubishi Motors will proceed to supply autos that embody Mitsubishi Motors-ness – a mix of security, safety and luxury, in addition to environmental-friendliness – and thereby contribute to a sustainable society.

1. Kei-car is a car class in Japan for microcars.
2. Additionally awarded to the Nissan Sakura
3. Earlier winners embody the “i” kei-car (award for 2007); the Eclipse Cross crossover SUV (award for 2019); and the eK wagon and eK X height-wagon kei-cars (award for 2020).
4. Beforehand acknowledged applied sciences embody the INVECS (Clever & Progressive Car Digital Management System) automated transmission expertise of Galant and Eterna (award for 1993); the INVECS-II Sport Mode automated transmission of FTO (award for 1995); the GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine of Galant and Legnum (award for 1997); the PHEV system of the Outlander PHEV (award for 2014); and the developed PHEV and S-AWC techniques of the Eclipse Cross (award for 2022).
5. Lineup contains eK X, a height-wagon kei-car, and eK X area, an excellent height-wagon kei-car.
6. In Japan, roughly 80 % of customers of kei-cars and compact vehicles drive 50 km or much less per day (Mitsubishi Motors’ survey). Accordingly, it’s estimated that the majority customers can drive for 2 days with out recharging.
7. WLTC, or Worldwide harmonized Gentle responsibility Take a look at Cycle, is an internationally acknowledged take a look at cycle that’s composed of city, suburban, and freeway driving modes with common utilization ratios.

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Motors


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