Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced the world premiere of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept next-generation SUV at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept features MMC’s latest design language together with MMC’s advanced and proprietary electric and all-wheel control technologies. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept empowers drivers to pilot their car with confidence under a wide range of driving conditions. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept projects the image of a “ground tourer” – a car made for cruising across a vast land – expressing Functional Beauty, Augmented Possibility, Sculptured Dynamism, Japanese Craftsmanship.
Upfront is MMC’s Dynamic Shield design concept that portrays the front end’s function of protecting both people and the car. From the side, the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept uses horizontal lines to convey its high-end SUV styling and vehicle stability. The body is clothed in classy styling that flourishes sculptured dynamism highlighted by precise detailing.
Inside, the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept uses a horizontal dashboard that creates a spacious ambiance, designed to make 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. Interiors gets Burgundy genuine leather trim, color coordinated with the exterior roof color.
On the technology front, MMC’s advanced triple-motor PHEV system delivers superior motive performance to empower drivers of any skill level to confidently follow new paths as they like through a multitude of different weather and road surface conditions, for an enjoyable and rewarding driving experience. This 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 PHEV system featuring improved electricity generation performance and motive performance.
This combination is claimed to deliver 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 MMC’s own Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system, bringing new levels of handling stability.
Alongside the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept at the MMC booth will be the Mitsubishi eX Concept, a compact SUV powered by a next-generation EV system, and 2017 model year European market versions of the Outlander and Outlander PHEV – all being shown for the first time. The Outlander features a new floor console and improved interior trim quality as well as MMC’s Forward Collision Mitigation System, now with a function to detect pedestrians, Blind Spot Warning and other advanced active safety systems. The Outlander PHEV 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.
MMC lineup at 2016 Paris Motor Show
|Model Name||Number on display||Remarks|
|Press Days||General Public Days|
|Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept||1||1||World premiere|
|Mitsubishi eX Concept||1||1||Show model|
|Outlander PHEV||2||2||European specification|
|ASX||1||2||RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets|
|L200||1||2||Triton in most markets other than Europe|