This shiny beast you see here is the next-generation crossover/SUV Mitsubishi’s been teasing since late January. It’s called the Engelberg Tourer Concept, it’s finally out in the open, and—despite its head-scratching choice of moniker (it’s actually named after a ski resort)—we like it. A lot, in fact.
There’s proper SUV looks here, as well as proper SUV performance (we’ll get to this bit later). Outside is a design that—we’ll be using the Japanese carmaker’s own words here—“
So, the design is on point, as is what’s under the hood. Wording, though, not so much.
Anyway, it’s a bold aesthetic, one that’s dripping with utility and features the most minimalist application of the company’s signature Dynamic Shield look yet. It appears massive as well, and its size is accentuated by gigantic wheels with futuristic designs, and bold character lines that run across its sides.
Mitsubishi promises versatility and all-weather drivability, and—as with most concept cars these days—the Engelberg comes in a plug-in hybrid setup.
The interior looks surprisingly plush, and carries the outside’s light coloring (though we hope all that white isn’t a pain in
At most, the Engelberg is the Mitsubishi SUV of not-too-far-from-now. And at the least, it’s an intriguing look at the direction the manufacturer is taking with regard to hybrid development. We just hope the company comes up with a much nicer