Mitsubishi bringing new plug-in hybrid concept to Tokyo in Oct.

While the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show is still far off, Mitsubishi has announced that it will unveil a new plug-in concept in Japan that will be based on an upgraded version of the Concept cX. Following the i MiEV, the new concept its Mitsubishi’s next step in its green strategy.

According to AutoCar, the new concept has been re-badged as the zC and hints at a future model that will compete with the production Nissan Qazana recently seen at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

Sources familiar with the project said that the production version of the zC has a rear end that resembles the Lance Sportback with raised ground clearance. The production model, which is still three years away, will be built using the GS platform from the Lancer and Outlander.

Source: AutoCar