Now an EV SUV, all-new 2021 Mitsubishi Airtrek breaks cover

Sanjay · Jun 25, 2021 01:00 PM

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At long last, the world sees an all-new Mitsubishi Airtrek again - but not in the way we last remember. It debuted at the Chongqing International Auto Industry Fair 2021 as a full-on electric vehicle (EV) SUV now.

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Top: Mitsubishi Airtrek EV, Bottom: GAC Aion 

This Airtek is product of the GAC-Mitsubishi Motors' joint venture, and this is a rebadged GAC Aion V in a new skin. GAC is the company behind the Trumpchi GS3 and GS3 Power that's been spied here a few times.

Also read: What is the GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power, and when is it launching in Malaysia?

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This Airtrek is the three diamonds' smallest EV SUV thus far, and it wears a familiar look thanks to its Dynamic Shield front fascia that's on recent Mitsubishi models like the Triton and all-new Outlander.

Also read: Great looks, new features: All-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander makes global debut!

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It's a rather blocky shape that melds into a futuristic rear-end. Our friends over at Autofun Indonesia says that the overall exterior look and feel reminds them of the Mitsubishi Xpander and Xpander Cross.

Also read: In Indonesia, RM 79k buys you a Mitsubishi Xpander with Rockford Fosgate audio!

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It's a minimalist tech-fest inside unlike current-gen Mitsubishis. Two big screens - one as the digital instrument cluster and the other as a touchscreen infotainment system - dominate the interior, and there's other minimalist stuff like a rotary-dial gear selector and a distinct lack of physical buttons.

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Although not detailed at the reveal, it's highly likely the Airtrek shares a powertrain with the Aion V. That means a 182 PS, 350 Nm electric motor, good for roughly 400 to 600 km of NEDC range.

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Technologies in this Airtrek might trickle to regional vehicles, but don't expect the car itself as this is a China-exclusive model. That said, there's a few Mitsubishi hybrids we can expect in the coming years, most notably an Xpander hybrid that's due in 2023.

Also read: 

Next-gen 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander confirmed to get hybrid powertrain

Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid planned for 2023, 1 of 5 new xEVs announced

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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