Mitsubishi slapped its badge on the Renault Captur and called it a day following unveiling the “new” ASX final month. It’s going to be placing more effort and hard work into this smaller crossover for ASEAN marketplaces in which it ideas to promote a output version of the XFC Idea. Unveiled in Ho Chi Min Town (formerly acknowledged as Saigon), Vietnam’s most populous city, the car is touted as becoming the “greatest-suited buddy for an fascinating life” with a “silky and sound” style and design.
Marketing and advertising jargon aside, it has an all-Mitsubishi layout as opposed to the ASX’s noticeable French DNA. It boasts L-shaped LED headlights with louver-like daytime running lights mounted underneath for a light-weight signature repeated at the rear the place the taillights have a equivalent overall look. Illuminated hexagonal shapes are located at the two finishes of the XFC Concept although the facet profile reveals cameras instead of standard mirrors.
The interior follows current developments by adopting facet-by-facet screens, but fortunately, there are even now separate controls for the local climate options. They’re mounted on a touch-capacitive panel on the heart console wherever we also notice the “floating” gear selector and a cease/commence button. The flat-bottomed steering wheel hosts hexagonal touch buttons to mirror the HVAC module and the controls mounted on the doorway cards.
Curiously, sections of the entrance seats and rear bench have a contrasting yellow complete that has also been utilised for the stitching in the course of the cabin. The XFC Principle appears to have a completely flat ground with enough room in the back again for three travellers who have obtain to climate controls mounted on a contact panel. Mitsubishi suggests the modest crossover has class-major inside area and generous cargo quantity powering the seats.
Complex specifications have not been furnished, but we do know this is Mitsubishi’s 1st automobile to have a “Moist” driving manner to allow “safe driving even on roads flooded by unexpected showers.” The XFC Concept has other selectable driving modes: Normal, Gravel, and Mud.
The subsequent creation version will be of course toned down, so don’t be expecting those glitzy lights and side cameras to endure. For that reason, we can say the identical detail about the two screens mounted at the extremities of the dashboard since these clearly show the footage captured by the cameras. In the road-heading model, Mitsubishi will very likely set up the air vents. The concept’s 20-inch wheels appear like overkill for a smaller crossover, and the contact controls are most likely likely to be changed with typical buttons.
Mitsubishi will have the production model on sale in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) markets – like Vietnam – from the fiscal 12 months 2023, so sometime amongst April 2023 and March 2024. If it is likely to be a professional achievements, availability will be expanded to other locations exterior the ASEAN.