Mitsubishi Concepts Unveiled Ahead of 2013 Tokyo Auto Show


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    Mitsubishi Concepts Picture

    The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, Concept XR-PHEV and Concept AR will bow at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show. | November 01, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, Concept XR-PHEV and Concept AR will debut at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show.
  • The Concept GC-PHEV is the Japanese automaker's vision of a full-size SUV with a full-time four-wheel-drive system.
  • The Concept XR-PHEV previews a future compact SUV with a downsized 1.1-liter turbocharged engine.

TOKYO — The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, Concept XR-PHEV and Concept AR will debut at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show.

The somewhat ungainly Concept GC-PHEV is the Japanese automaker's vision of a full-size SUV with a full-time four-wheel-drive system. It features a plug-in hybrid setup with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Concept XR-PHEV previews a future compact SUV with a downsized 1.1-liter turbocharged engine. This plug-in hybrid gets a high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.

The Concept AR is a next-generation compact MPV that uses a mild hybrid system that includes a 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine.

All three feature the company's latest eAssist active safety technologies and future infotainment systems.

Mitsubishi said the three vehicles point to a new design direction for the brand. It noted that the GC-PHEV and XR-PHEV are tailored to "different market and segment requirements," but did not disclose future launch plans.

Edmunds says: Mitsubishi sticks with utility vehicles, but clearly is mulling downsized engines.

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