ChinaElectric SUV model introduced at Auto Chongqing, developed on the GAC Aion V platform.
After releasing the leaked photos in April, the Japanese automaker introduced the Airtrek 2022 electric SUV at the Chongqing International Automobile Industry Fair (Auto Chongqing) in China. Airtrek is manufactured by GAC Mitsubishi Motors (GMMC), a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Guangzhou Automobile Corporation (GAC).
Mitsubishi electric SUV model developed based on GAC’s Aion V. The front end is designed in the typical Dynamic Shield style, with a two-stage LED headlight cluster, reminiscent of the Mi-Tech Concept. T-shaped taillight cluster, inspired by the front lights.
Airtrek has a closed grille, while the prominent air intake is located below. Along the side of the body, the door handle design resembles the Aion V, the B and C pillars are painted black to create a floating roof design, and the sides are covered with chrome-plated sports splints. Unlike the Aion V, the rear bumper has a simpler design, with no vertical reflectors in the corners. The size of the Aion V with a length of 4,586 mm, a width of 1,920 mm, a height of 1,728 mm and a wheelbase of 2,830 mm, is smaller than that of the Mitsubishi Outlander.
Airtrek’s interior design is minimalist, featuring a large entertainment screen, placed on the central air vent. The touchscreen is separate from the instrument cluster, different from the Aion V’s unified display approach.
Meanwhile, the center console is raised, containing a knob-type gearbox selector, wireless phone charging, cup holders and storage space below. Handrails and door panels are different from Aion V.
Mitsubishi has not revealed details about the powertrain of the Airtrek 2022, while the Aion V brother uses the GAC 2.0 electric platform (GEP 2.0), with an electric motor placed on the front axle, a capacity of 181 horsepower, – 350 Nm of torque, operating range from 500-680 km depending on the version.