Designed at the Mitsubishi Motors Design Center in Cypress,
California, and debuted at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show,
the Mitsubishi Concept-CT was a compact 4-door hatchback
powered by 4 in-wheel electric motors and a 3 cylinder
The Concept CT was designed to be practical as well as
fun, while returning an advantageous mpg. The 4 in-wheel
electric motors are powered by batteries located under
the rear floor and in the front. The fuel tank for the
1.0 litre, 3 cylinder engine - which drives the rear wheels
and acts as a generator for the batteries - is positioned
at the front also. Total power for the Concept-CT is 134
horsepower (100 kw).
Inside the Mitsubishi Concept-CT, design of the main controls
is influenced by motorcycle forks, and clean simple lines
are everywhere. The center console, floating between the
front seats, houses a fingerprint reading security system,
as well as a computer touch pad interface.
The thin, floating front seats and rear contoured bench
seats comfortably accommodate 4 passengers. And the thin
cushions and seatbacks increase available interior space.
The Mitsubishi Concept-CT provides a glimpse into the
future of hybrid Mitsubishi vehicles incorporating in-wheel
electric motors, a production goal Mitsubishi hopes to
achieve by 2010.
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