Mitsubishi Motors GC-PHEV, XR-PHEV, and Concept AR SUV at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV_XR-PHEV_Concept AR SUV
The first of these premiere concepts is a GC-PHEV. This concept with its plug-in hybrid EV PHEV system will receive a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged petrol engine mated to an eight speed automatic transmission. It will be capable to tackle any sort of terrain with performance and tenacity more enhanced as compared to that seen in the previous generation Shogun.

Mitsubishi will also be displaying the XR-PHEV next generation compact SUV which will replace the current AS-X model. This four wheel drive concept is also a plug in hybrid with a 1.1 liter turbocharged petrol engine and compact and lightweight electric motor.

The third concept is the AR compact SUV which incorporates a mild hybrid system with a 1.1 liter direct injection turbocharged engine. Each of these models will come in with e-Assist active safety and connected car technologies along with danger detection system.

Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013: Press Release


TOKYO, November 1, 2013 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013*1 from November 20. Incorporating a new design that symbolizes the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to SUVs, the three concepts take as their theme MMC’s @earth TECHNOLOGY*2 and point to the direction MMC’s development and manufacturing will take in the near future.

The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV*3 is a next-generation full-size SUV with full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine rear-wheel layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC*4 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SUV.

The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV*5 is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.

These two concepts feature PHEV systems optimally tailored to different market and segment requirements.

The MITSUBISHI Concept AR*6 is a next-generation compact MPV which combines SUV maneuverability with MPV roominess. It uses a lightweight mild hybrid system which comprises a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine.

All three concepts feature MMC’s latest “e-Assist”*7 active safety technologies and the latest “connected car” technology that utilizes next-generation information systems. These functions include a danger detection system which activates the corresponding safety functions and a failure/malfunction early-detection system which urges the driver to seek repairs or other maintenance.

Including the three concept models, MMC will be displaying a total of 17 models (13 on press days) at its booth at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. Joining the concepts will be the new eK Space “super height wagon” minicar due for launch in Japan at the beginning of next year, motorsport vehicles and some current production models.

Lineup at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Model Press day Public Days Remarks
MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV 1 1 Concept car; World premiere.
MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV 1 1 Concept car; World premiere.
MITSUBISHI Concept AR 1 1 Concept car; World premiere.
MITSUBISHI Concept GR*8-HEV 1 Concept car; first shown at 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Outlander PHEV 1 1 Production model.
Outlander PHEV 1 1 Show model. Successful finisher in FIA Asia Cross Country Rally 2013.
i-MiEV 1 1 Production model. i in some markets.
MiEV Evolution ? 1 1 Show model. Runner up in class at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2013.
Pajero 1 Production model. Powered by Clean Diesel engine. Montero or Shogun in some markets.
Delica D:5 1 Production model. Powered by Clean Diesel engine.
Outlander 1 2014MY show model.
RVR 1 Production model. ASX or Outlander Sport in some markets.
Mirage 1 Limited edition Hello Kitty 40th anniversary production model. Space Star in other markets.
eK Space 3 3 Show model. World premiere.
eK Wagon 1 1 Production model.
eK Custom 1 1 Production model.