Mitsubishi has said supply constraints have led it to delay its U.S. market Outlander plug-in hybrid to 2015, but that does not mean the company is sleeping.
On the contrary, the Japanese automaker plans to roll out a couple more plug-in vehicles among three concepts to be shown next month at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The Concept GC-PHEV is the primary one Mitsu will display. The full-size SUV is a “next-generation” high-output plug-in hybrid (PHEV)
“MMC’s S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) integrated vehicle dynamic control system delivers superior handling, stability as well as the all-terrain capability an SUV offers,” says the company. “The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV is a “connected car” that also offers next-generation preventive safety technology and driver support technology through wireless connectivity.”
Next up is the Concept XR-PHEV, a compact SUV featuring a “lightweight and highly efficient” PHEV powertrain to maximize economy and environmental benefits.
“The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV offers nimble drivability and a body style resembling a sport coupe,” says Mitsubishi.
A third will be a non-electrified multi-piurpose vehicle (MPV called the MITSUBISHI Concept AR.
It will save fuel with a downsized direct-injected turbo engine
“The MITSUBISHI Concept AR provides a relaxing space for occupants through its enveloping interior design and a range of seat arrangements that provide comfort for all passengers,” said the company.
Look for more info as the Tokyo Motor Show approaches. It will be open to the public Nov. 23-Dec. 1.