At the Tokyo Motor Show this year Mitsubishi debuted two concept plug-in vehicles.

The first was the Concept XR plug-in hybrid, which basically foreshadows the next Outlander - featuring an all-electric range of about 52 miles as well as a three-cylinder, turbocharged engine and a 120-kW electric motor.

The second, and the topic of the video above, looks to foreshadow another upcoming, much larger model for Mitsubishi.

The Concept GC-PHEV is a full-size SUV with full-time 4WD.

Mitsubishi says the GC-PHEV’s powertrain consists of a 335 hp (250 kW) supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine, along with a 70kW electric motor and a 12 kWh battery installed under the floor.  Mitsu says it has a range of about 25 miles.

Concept GC-PHEV Cutaway

Concept GC-PHEV Cutaway

As Mitsubishi has recently upped its commitment to plug-in vehicles, the outgoing edition of the Mitsu Pajero (which US residents will relate to as the Montero - which exited the market in 2006) will likely be replaced with something very similar to the GC-PHEV around 2015.

Considering the amount of small, compact electric vehicles available worldwide right now, a full-size extended range SUV would be a welcome edition to the plug-in world.

Mitsubishi Concept GC Gallery (double click):

Additional Video Of Mitsu's "other" Plug-In Concept XR (think new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid):

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