Mitsubishi has revealed its latest plug-in concept car at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The Ground-Tourer PHEV concept (or GT-PHEV for short) promises actual off-road ability and an impressive 75 miles of electric-only range – one in the eye for anyone who’s ever accused the short-ranged Outlander as being nothing more than a tax dodge.
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While the high-end concept is smaller than the Outlander, some sources are suggesting it could actually be the next Outlander when it makes production. Alternatively, it could even previewthe next ASX, which has been given a facelift for the show.
The GT-PHEV features the typical Mitsubishi ‘dynamic shield’ front grille – a treatment which has also made it onto the ASX, here at Paris.
The interior is trimmed in burgundy leather, although little else has been revealed about the inside – with the car firmly locked on Mitsubishi’s show stand.
It does showcase Mitsubishi’s connective technology, such as route and weather information, which can be used to utilise the car’s hybrid system over long journeys. Cameras replace the need for rear-view mirrors.
Power comes from a 2.5-litre petrol engine combined with a 25kWh battery located under the floor. CO2 emissions are quoted as just 26g/km.
That off road ability we mentioned is courtesy of the firm’s ‘Super All Wheel Control’ four-wheel-drive system, while short approach and departure angles should help in the rough stuff.