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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.

After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.

According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.

We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.

Mitsubishi Will Showcase Its New Mitsubishi eX Concept in Tokyo

new Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi has plans to show off an all-electric crossover in Tokyo! Ecofriendly is here to stay with Mitsubishi!

At the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of October, Mitsubishi will show case its new Mitsubishi eX concept, an all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle that Mitsubishi is calling a “next-generation EV system.”

Very little has been revealed about the eX concept so far, but it has been confirmed that it will have an electric powertrain, active safety systems, all-wheel drive, and even an automated driving system. The previews of the eX so far suggest that Mitsubishi will reveal the final version of the eX at the Tokyo Motor Show instead of a pre-production prototype.

Mitsubishi says the Tokyo Motor Show will feature a panel display telling the story of Mitsubishi’s fifty years of research in developing electric vehicles. Ecofriendly is the theme for Mitsubishi this year, as their other displays at the Tokyo Motor Show will revolve around new eco technologies, mini cars, and models powered by engines using clean diesel fuel.

Additionally, a driverless test vehicle will be featured at Smart Mobility City to show off Mitsubishi’s automated driving technology. It’s an exciting time for EV fans!

To learn more about Mitsubishi’s current lineup of vehicles, visit Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX today!

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept: Introducing the Future of SUVs

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept

 

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept

The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept revealed earlier this week. This could be the future of the SUV.

It’s hard to believe the new Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept isn’t from a Sci-Fi movie. With futuristic styling, a hybrid-electric drivetrain, and an array of crossover technology, the new GC-PHEV could just be the future of SUVs.

According to Car and Driver, the acronym stands for Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle – say that five times fast. The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 94 hp electric motor. Combined it has more than 400 hp, capable of leaving most gas-powered crossovers in its dust.

“As Mitsubishi brings to North America the GC-PHEV, a hybrid-electric crossover designed, apparently, by the Rebel Alliance…this spacey vehicle is expected to herald the styling of future SUVs,” said Car and Driver editor, Aaron Robinson.

Aside from its space-ship like design, the GC also comes with a Super All-Wheel Control system (think souped-up AWD) and an energy recovery system. In theory, the new model could power the average house for 13 days – that’s just how advanced the electric system is. With all of this and more, the whole family at Randall Mitsubishi can’t wait to see the GC go into production.

The XR-PHEV Concept Design: Showing Off New Technology

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The XR-PHEV Concept design utilizes the MiEV technology.

Mitsubishi made quite a stir at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year by previewing the all new XR-PHEV Concept. Featuring incredibly bold styling, high performance, and a hybrid design, we here at Randall Mitsubishi can’t wait to see it in action.

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept Design


Though there’s no word yet as to whether or not the concept model will hit the market anytime soon, it’s a great example of Mitsubishi’s innovative engineering. The XR-PHEV Concept design is built around Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) technology, and features a 1.1-liter three-cylinder engine, paired with a lightweight 161-hp electric motor, according to Mitsubishi.

“We brought the Concept XR-PHEV to LA so that we could talk about our new design direction and how future products will be taking clues from its dynamic lines,” said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen.

Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the design is the advanced “connected car” technology. By utilizing next-generation information systems, the XR-PHEV is designed to be able to communicate with cars and objects around it. While still in the early stages, Mitsubishi hopes this technology will enable drivers to be safer than ever while on the road.