Mitsubishi is gearing up for a grand reveal at the 2016 Paris auto show where they will show the GT-PHEV concept model for the first time.
Named as the Ground Tourer, the concept model is powered by the company’s newly built plug-in hybrid electric technology. They are going for a drastic design revamp with steep, raked windscreen accentuated by a narrow glasshouse. The designers have managed to come up with a distinct look for the car with sharp side panels and vertical light arrays. The front fascia is completely different from what we have seen so far.
The front end of the GT-PHEV is called as a dynamic shield by the company. In other words, they reveal the fact that the front is extremely rugged, designed to withstand impact and offers increased safety to the passengers onboard. A horizontal dashboard has been planned for the concept car. Mitsubishi has not released any pictures of the interior but it is going to be top of the line with futuristic design. The dashboard will sport a large touchscreen display, center console with burgundy leather trim and exterior color highlights.
A lot of changes are made inside the hood where the triple motor PHEV engine kicks in. It is equipped with a next generation battery pack. Three different electrical motors are used in the car to offer maximum horsepower connected to the petrol engine which starts as soon as the battery runs out of power. With the hybrid system, the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept will have powerful torque on road and off road with an exclusive super all wheel control four-wheel drive technology.
The electric range of the PHEV model is very limited up to 75 miles and the petrol engine can deliver up to 750 miles. A series of sensors are mounted on the top of the car with multiple cameras that sends signals to the infotainment system and keeps the driver notified of everything happening around. It’s a useful feature that adventure travelers would enjoy. The car on launch could become a direct competitor to the Nissan Qashqai.
Mitsubishi aims to take down its competitors by launching the powerful GT-PHEV concept at the 2016 Paris auto show. From the numbers, it does sound promising and they might have found their best car yet that appeals to off-road drivers and those who love to go on long road trips. More details will be revealed once the expo begins.