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Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept teased

Published: 29 January 2019

► Mitsubishi concept car teased
► The new Engelberg Tourer Concept
► Points to future SUVs - and EVs

The new Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept is the main news on the Mitsu stand at the 2019 Geneva motor show - and this is our first shadowy look at the SUV, complete with roof-mounted adventure light bar.

It gives pointers to the future of crossovers and SUVs from the Japanese car maker; and it'll also provide clues to the next-gen electric powertrains. The company has quietly established itself at the forefront of electrification and the Outlander PHEV has been the UK's best-selling plug-in car every year since 2014, according to Mitsubishi.

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Engelberg... what's that name all about?

It's named after the Swiss mountain resort in the canton of Oberwalden, host of various downhill skiing championships. There are no indications this badge will make it to production, although Mitsubishi does have previous with strange names (Pajero, anyone?).

Very few details have been announced about the car - and only this solitary teaser photograph has been issued today, which reveals some aggressive, heavily stylised front lighting graphics which are becoming more widespread as lighting technology opens up new design possibilities.

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept: distinctive front lighting graphics

More details will be released in the run-up to the Geneva show, where it will make its world debut on 5 March 2019.

This one official line is all we know about the show car: 'The all-new Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept is set to bring further developments in SUV styling and practicality along with a focus on next-generation technology and enhanced EV performance.'

We'll update this story when we hear more.

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet