Confirmed – Mitsubishi GC-PHEV going to Chicago image

Mitsubishi has confirmed the debut of the GC-PHEV on the North American soil for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Inautonews has released a couple of weeks ago the debut of the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and now the Japanese based automaker has officially announced the model for the automotive event.

“We brought the Concept GC-PHEV to Chicago because it showcases into our future technology and design themes. The Concept showcases aggressive styling and a level of refinement that will be coming to Mitsubishi vehicles”, said Don Swearingen, the Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president.

The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV is not exactly new as the model has been shown back in 2013, during the Tokyo Motor Show. The model was originally thought to offer a preview for the next generation of the Pajero but rumor has it that this will give birth to a new Outlander in the near future. The one-off vehicle was taking its power from a 3.0 liter V6 petrol burner, which was rated at 250 kW, being backed up by an electric motor with 70 kW and a 12 kWh battery which was mounted under the rear luggage space floor. The GC-PHEV had a panoramic glass roof, a muscular fenders, a new front grille, a B-pillar-less design, the Tactical Table touch screen in the cabin, a large information display and several other tweaks. Chances are that the concept will be slightly updated for Chicago, but this remains to be seen.