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Mitsubishi Unveils Three Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show

October 09, 2013

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. Incorporating a new design identity that symbolizes the sense of security and functionality of an SUV, the three models highlight @earth TECHNOLOGY, MMC's next-generation advanced technologies that embody the concepts of environmental responsibility, driving pleasure, and toughness & safety, according to the automaker.

Mitsubishi unveiled its GC-PHEV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Mitsubishi unveiled its GC-PHEV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The first of the three concepts, the MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV is a next-generation full-size SUV that uses a high output PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) system. The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV offers both dynamic drivability of an SUV and class-leading environmental performance, according to the automaker. 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. The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV is a "connected car" that also offers next-generation preventive safety technology and driver support technology through wireless connectivity.

The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SUV loaded with a lightweight and highly efficient PHEV system with dramatically enhanced environmental performance, according to the automaker. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV offers nimble drivability and a body style resembling a sport coupe.

The MITSUBISHI Concept AR is a next-generation compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) that offers both the mobility of an SUV and the occupant space of an MPV. The latest fuel efficiency technologies adopted in the MITSUBISHI Concept AR include the use of a downsized direct-injection turbocharged 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, according to MMC.

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