2013 Tokyo: Mitsubishi offers a third concept to add to the crossover possibility list w/ video

The Montero has been gone for too long for some from the US market and we may be looking at indications of what its replacement may be. As indicated in the video clip, the concept comes with electronic rear suicide doors, a glowing blue touch interface down the center of the cabin, plug in hybrid abilities and four seats.

Interesting though it may be to consider stacking skis, 2x4s or a bike on top of the glass table that trekkies are likely foaming over, it probably won’t make it to production, and neither will the rest.

More (somewhat) realistically touted is the head up display, a supercharged 3-liter V6 with 335bhp, a 94 bhp electric motor and an electric only range of 25 miles. The full time 4WD and overall dimensions are likely as well.

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Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV 

The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV blazes new trails with powerful driving performance thanks to its full-time 4WD Plug-in Hybrid EV System; excellent stability and road handling that S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) provides; and information power that an innovative human interface and Connected Car technology together bring. Offering the latest environmental performance, this vehicle empowers you to drive freely on the Earth while enjoying safety and peace of mind. Experience the reliability and satisfaction of driving the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV.

EXTERIOR
A dynamic front face with SUV personality. A futuristic form that looks sculpted from a single block and wraps the vehicle with the strength to drive on any road.

INTERIOR
When you open the easy-access doors with no center pillar, the spacious cabin and futuristic interface catch your eye. Enter a progressive informational space that stimulates your adventurous heart. The door to a new driving experience is now opening.

CONNECTED “TACTICAL TABLE”
A large interface with a touch screen, sweeping wide through the center, collects information that passengers bring, information from the internet, and data accumulated by the vehicle itself, allowing the creation of original maps and driving plans that occupants can share as they connect with the world. The Connected Car possibilities expand from here.

AR WINDSHIELD
Vital driving information is displayed on the windshield to enhance navigation and warn of car distances and lane departures. A driving assist system that uses communication technology also enhances driving safety by notifying the driver with guidance and a warning when vehicles or pedestrians enter blind spots in intersections.
AR:Augmented Reality

NEW PHEV SYSTEM
The FR-type Plug-in Hybrid EV system effectively employs engine and motor power. The 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC engine is assisted by a 70kW high output motor that provides dynamic performance. This system realizes low energy consumption while achieving CO2 emissions under 100 g/km and supremely quiet operation.
SPECIFICATION : CONCEPT GC-PHEV

■Overall length / Overall width / Overall height (mm): 4930 / 1940 / 1980 ■Seating capacity: 4 ■Targeted hybrid fuel consumption: 15 km/L or more ■Targeted EV cruising distance: 40 km or more ■Engine type: 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC engine / Max. output: 250 kW / Fuel type: Gasoline ■Motor: Max. output: 70 kW ■Total battery electric power: 12 kWh ■Wheel drive: Full-time 4WD ■Transmission: 8-speed automatic

– By: Sawyer Sutton

Chris Chin

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