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Mitsubishi unveils GT-PHEV Concept in Paris





29 September 2016


Mitsubishi has unveiled GT-PHEV Concept in Paris, which is thought to provide a glimpse at the next-generation Outlander.

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A  plug-in hybrid electric powertrain provides power to the GT-PHEV Concept through a 25 kWh battery pack mounted under the floor, one electric motor at the front, two electric motors at the rear and a 2.5-liter petrol engine that acts as a generator under normal driving conditions.

In all-electric mode, Mitsubishi claims that the concept can has a range of 120 km. This extends to 1 200 km when the petrol engine is in use.

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Separate electric motors are used for the front and rear axles, giving the vehicle all-wheel drive and it has a torque vectoring system courtesy of the firm’s  Active Yaw Control. This means that when one wheel looses grip, torque is sent to the other wheel to optimize traction.

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The dark red and black interior of the GT-PHEV Concept seems to be close to production ready. A fully digital instrument cluster displays all the vehicle’s key information. This screen is then joined by two additional monitors on either side which use the vehicle’s wing cameras to show what’s behind. There’s also a head-up display and a panoramic glass roof.