Mitsubishi’s XFC concept SUV looks like science fiction

The XFC concept, an overview of a Potential compact SUV model is how Mitsubishi recently unveiled the new face of its brand. They unveiled the prototype in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, by the design team led by Alessandro Dambrosio.

The automobile, according to Mitsubishi, has the appearance of a small but Powerful SUV. First-class interior space, easy handling and an imposing look are all claimed features of the Mitsubishi XFC Concept. In addition, safety, security and uneven handling are ensured, even on slippery and wet terrain. It will serve as an inspiration for the Japanese automaker upcoming models. The concept is likely to be on the CMF-B modular platform. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance jointly developed this platform. Therefore, the concept shares some design elements with Renault SUV.

The XFC concept fits perfectly with Mitsubishi’s Clever styling principle. Mitsubishi did this by combining the small dimensions of an SUV with sculpted volumes and the three-diamond badge on the front. The compact SUV will expand the portfolio in ASEAN regions under the larger Xpander and Xpander Cross.

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The sci-fi inspired appearance of the Mitsubishi XFC Concept

According to the manufacturer, the new Mitsubishi XFC is based on the brand’s robust and ingenious design philosophy. The profile of the XFC features angular creases and prominent arcs, giving it a muscular appearance. The Concept combines compact dimensions with the imposing features found in most contemporary SUVs. According to the automaker, the end result is a car with both an athletic and appealing shape. In addition to having enough ground clearance to manage difficult terrain.

They based the front fascia on the iconic Dynamic Shield design. What we have already seen on many new generation Mitsubishi vehicles. Finished in a gray color scheme, the concept’s closed grille is distinctive. An angry-looking grille dominates the front fascia, followed by boomerang-shaped LEDs identical to those on the Volvo and Polestar.

The rear design of the XFC Concept is identical to that of the front. The massive rear bumper features the same illuminated shapes as the front bumper, and its taillights are identical to the headlights in appearance. It has a commanding presence on the road thanks to its chunky body and absurdly large wheels. This design scheme is distinctly Japanese, which is its strength. The side profile of the vehicle displays considerable volume thanks to pumped fenders and a raised rear body line. Also, to accommodate the cameras, they removed the side mirrors.

The main headlight unit will likely be under the daytime running lights on the production vehicle. However, if it retains its current shape, it will remain a visually appealing product for ASEAN markets.

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Futuristic interior and driving modes of the Mitsubishi XFC concept

The interior of the Mitsubishi XFC concept car features a spacious five-seater cabin with a simple dashboard. A horizontal themed dashboard inside provides good forward visibility. Therefore, when driving on rough terrain, it is easier to detect changes in vehicle posture. Given their past involvement in rallies such as the Dakar RallyMitsubishi off-road drivers undoubtedly advised it.

The dashboard features a large panel with a full digital display and a center display. It will display data such as navigation and road conditions. To contrast the soft colors of the interior, the unique concept adds a bright yellow material to the seat. The drive selector on the floating center console tunnel looks like a big futuristic polished black stone.

Mitsubishi has also equipped the XFC with different driving modes and sufficient ground clearance. Four riding modes are available: regular, wet, gravel and mud. According to Mitsubishi, they specifically designed the new Wet Mode with Southeast Asian countries in mind.

According to Mitsubishi, despite its small size, the Mitsubishi XFC Concept is also designed for utility, with plenty of cargo space.

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Accessibility of the Mitsubishi XFC concept SUV

The company’s new design direction and new innovative vehicles are exciting to watch. The XFC is probably a precursor to a VE (lack of air intake in the vehicle), despite the fact that it is only a concept and no technical information is available. From October 26 to October 30, 2022, the Mitsubishi XFC Concept will make its global debut.

The XFC will go on sale in 2023 and Mitsubishi says an electric version will follow. The automaker intends for the SUV to join models like its beloved Xpander MPV. Mitsubishi wants the new concept to be a key role model for the brand globally, although it is still in the design stage.

According to Takao Katochairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, “they will introduce the new compact SUV sequentially to Asean markets including Vietnam in fiscal year 2023, and plan to add an electrified variant to the range for deployment in territories outside of ASEAN”.