Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced the world premiere of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept next-generation SUV at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The concept model is powered by MMC’s own plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system using triple motors.
The company says the GT-PHEV Concept, along with a variety of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) and 100% electric vehicles (EV) supports the “Driving Beyond: Another Step Forward with SUVs and Electric Power” booth theme.
Joining the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept on the MMC stand 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 meanwhile, adopts an EV Priority Mode that gives greater priority to all-electric operation as well as the same active safety systems as the Outlander.
Mitsubishi says that in its overall design, 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.
The 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 designed to offer strong performance combined 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 improved performance for its full-time four-wheel drive powertrain and MMC’s own Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system.