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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 Aims to Conquer the US Market with the 2017 Outlander PHEV

2017 Outlander PHEV

The new Outlander PHEV has everything the Outlander has and more!

 

After countless delays, Mitsubishi finally revealed the 2017 Outlander PHEV at last month’s New York International Auto Show.

The Outlander PHEV doesn’t look much different from the normal Outlander model, except it wears different badges and also comes equipped with a charging port, but the PHEV version is actually much different when it comes to the vehicle’s mechanics.

While the regular Outlander model offers the choice between either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or V6 engine, the PHEV SUV comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, as well as two additional electric motors, with one located on each axle. The 2017 Outlander PHEV also features a regenerative braking system that brings more power to its 12-kWh lithium-ion battery.

The new Outlander PHEV also features a unique version of the company’s Super All-Wheel Control system, and there are three distinct drive systems that the SUV can automatically switch between, depending on road and weather conditions: EV, which only uses electric power; series hybrid, which uses electric power with generator operation; and parallel hybrid, which uses power from the gasoline engine and the two electric motors.

Other noteworthy features available for the 2017 Outlander PHEV include blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert and a multi-around view camera monitor, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

“What makes the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV so special is that it offers the best of both worlds with a balance of electric efficiency and long-range practicality,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “Mitsubishi put its engineering prowess and knowledge to work to create a vehicle that meets the demand of a growing number of consumers who need a car that is capable and environmentally friendly. The Outlander PHEV will offer a high electric range and combined miles per gallon (MPG).”

While Mitsubishi stopped short of providing exact fuel economy numbers, the Japanese automaker did say the new Outlander PHEV will reach US dealerships later this fall.