Mitsubishi joined the concept party at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show along with the Buick Avenir and Kia Trail’ster by showboating their 25-mile electric range Concept GC-PHEV. It’s doubtful the science fiction plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will see the light of day as a production vehicle, but the full-size SUV does offer insight into the Japanese brand’s design future.
The Concept GC-PHEV is energized by a 335-horsepower supercharged MIVEC V6 engine/electric motor, an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive. It is also instilled with “Connected Car” Technology, Pedestrian Collision Mitigating Auto-braking, Rearward Blind Spot Vehicle Warning, Unintentional Vehicle Move Off Control and Driver Monitor to name a few. “We brought the Concept GC-PHEV to Chicago because it showcases into our future technology and design themes,” said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen. “All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander, which will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April.”
Make sure to get down to McCormick Place to see the Concept GC-PHEV in person if you reside in Chicago. If not, then please enjoy our photo gallery.