The latest prototype coming from the embattled Japanese automaker has a green plug in hybrid powertrain and could very well serve as a foray towards the fourth generation Outlander crossover.
The Ground Tourer Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle could be summarized as the “GT-PHEV.” This might serve as a sneak preview to the new Outlander but we’re pretty farfetched from the actual production design due to its scissor doors, slender lighting clusters, and low and flat roofline. Of course, the conventional side mirrors have been ditched in favor of cameras. Mitsubishi unfortunately has remained mysterious about the interior looks, only tipping us to a cockpit-like cabin bathed in Burgundy leather and horizontal dashboard with a very high center console to ease access.
Under the hood sits a plug-in hybrid electric setup with a triple-motor layout with unspecified performance figures. It has a next-gen battery pack with enough juice in full electric mode for up to 120 kilometers (75 miles). The overall range in hybrid mode then jumps to more than 1,200 km (745 miles). Mitsubishi added its GT-PHEV has a full-time all-wheel-drive system, with the ICE hooked to the front axle and the dual electric motors motivating the rear. The concept also has the company’s own Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) which should bring “new levels of handling stability”.