Mitsubishi GC-PHEV and XR-PHEV in Geneva – Both Concepts Preview Production-Bound PHEVs
Mitsubishi filled its 2014 Geneva Motor Show stand with plug-in vehicles.
There were 6 Outlander PHEVs on display, as well as the two concept PHEVs seen here.
First up is the Concept GC-PHEV, which made its world debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show:
“Concept GC-PHEV is a next-generation full-size SUV with full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC 4 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SUV.”
As for what’s under the “hood,” Mitsubishi says the GC-PHEV’s powertrain consists of a 250kW (335 hp) supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine, a 70kW electric motor and a 12kWh battery installed under the floor.
Next we’ve got the Concept XR-PHEV. It too made its world debut in Tokyo last year:
“The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.”
This Concept previews the next-generation Outlander Sport, which is due to launch within 2 years.
The Concept that hit the stage in Geneva sports seating for four, a claimed electric-only range of 52 miles and features a 1.1-liter, three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged engine and a 120-kW electric motor.
Though both are purely concepts, the story goes like this. The Concept GC-PHEV previews the next-generation Mitsubishi Montero. Yes, that’s a production-bound vehicle and yes it will get the PHEV treatment. The Concept XR-PHEV previews the next-generation Outlander Sport, a production-bound vehicle that it too will likely get the PHEV treatment.
So, look upon both of these concepts as previews of the future production PHEVs from Mitsubishi.
More images of both concepts, starting with GC-PHEV, below: