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Mitsubishi XR-PHEV, Concept GC-PHEV and Concept AR revealed for Tokyo

Fri, 01 Nov 2013

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV, Concept GC-PHEV and Concept AR revealed for Tokyo

With the Tokyo Motor Show arriving at the end of the month, Japanese car makers are revealing the concepts they hope will steal the limelight at their home show, and today it’s the turn of Mitsubishi to reveal the three new concept cars heading for the show. The three Mistubishi concepts were teased in a moody, shadowy photo in October, but we now get details of the XR-PHEV, Concept GC-PHEV and Concept AR.

The Concept GC-PHEV is Mitsubishi’s vision of a next-generation full-size SUV and comes with 4WD and a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.0 litre V6 supercharged engine mated to an eight-speed auto box with a high-output electric motor and high-capacity battery.

The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV is another plug-in hybrid but this time a compact SUV with a tiny 1.1 litre turbo engine driving the front wheels and a small electric motor with high capacity battery.

The final of Mitsubishi’s concept trio is the Concept AR – another hybrid, this time a ‘mild’ hybrid – that uses a 1.1 litre direct-injection turbo engine to drive a compact MPV which, say Mitsubishi, combines SUV abilities with the roominess of an MPV.

All three concepts get MMC’s latest e-Assist active safety technology and ‘connected car’ infotainment.

The Tokyo Motor Show runs from November 23rd to December 1st 2013.

By Cars UK