Mitsubishi Motors has announced the world premiere of the GT PHEV Concept at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The Concept model is powered by Mitsubishi’s own advanced plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system using triple motors.
The Mitsubishi GT Phev concept will helm the brand’s showcase, along with a variety of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) and 100% electric vehicles (EV) such as the EX Concept. The theme for this year’s Paris show is “Driving Beyond: Another Step Forward with SUVs and Electric Power”. Joining the Hybrids and EVs are the 2017 model year European market versions of the Outlander and Outlander PHEV, all being shown for the first time.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander features a new floor console and improved interior trim quality as well as Forward Collision Mitigation System, now with a function to detect pedestrians, Blind Spot Warning and other advanced active safety systems. The Outlander PHEV meanwhile, adopts an EV Priority Mode that gives greater priority to all-electric operation as well as the same advanced active safety systems as the Outlander.
The Mitsubishi GT PHEV concept is a high-end next-generation SUV that easily takes many road surface conditions in its stride. Featuring the latest design language together with advanced and proprietary electric and all-wheel control technologies, the GT PHEV concept empowers drivers to pilot their car with confidence under a wide range of driving conditions. In its overall design, the GT PHEV concept projects the image of a “ground tourer”, a car made for cruising across a vast land.
The front visage with its forceful presence employs Dynamic Shield front design that portrays the front end’s function of protecting both people and the car. From the side, the GT PHEV concept uses horizontal lines to convey its high-end #suv styling and vehicle stability. With a muscularity and intensity that gives the impression it has been carved from a single ingot of steel, the body is clothed in classy styling that flourishes sculptured dynamism highlighted by precise detailing.
Inside, the GT PEHV concept uses a horizontal dashboard that creates a spacious ambiance, making it easier for the driver to sense changes in vehicle attitude. Together with an instrument panel with a high center console, the cockpit-like interior wraps around its people, providing a sense of solace and security. Generous use of Burgundy genuine leather trim, color coordinated with the exterior roof color is another touch in creating a classy and comfortable interior space.
The concept’s PHEV system comprises a next-generation high-capacity drive battery package, three high-output and high-efficiency motors and an engine designed especially for the system. This combination delivers the punchy performance ideal for a “ground tourer” and makes for comfortable driving on longer trips as well with an electric-only range of 120 km and a combined hybrid cruising range of over 1,200 km. The triple-motor powertrain, with one unit at the front and two at the rear, delivers a dramatic improvement in the performance of its full-time four-wheel drive powertrain and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system.
The Mitsubishi GT PHEV concept also adopts the latest in connected car technology in extracting its performance and functionality to the full. The technology feeds back to the car route information as well as data on weather and road surface conditions acquired from information networks and from on-board sensors and cameras in order to closely manage energy consumption such as electricity consumption and fuel economy as well as to provide all-wheel control best-suited to many motoring situations.
Edited: Mitsubishi Motors