Mitsubishi Teases Hybrid Pickup, 300 KM Suburban EV

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Mitsubishi is taking its commitment to electrified cars to the next level at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, with plans to reveal both an electric commuter car and a hybrid pickup truck.

The most surprising of the two, the Concept GT-HEV is what Mitsubishi calls a Sport Utility Hybrid Truck and expands upon the brand’s upcoming Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) in a one-ton pickup. Looking like a Honda Ridgeline or Chevy Avalanche based on the lone teaser image, the GR-HEV uses the brand’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) AWD system to put power from a diesel-hybrid powertrain to the ground. Mitsubishi says it chose a conventional hybrid setup for the truck as it, “is deemed best suited to the heavy-duty daily requirements of pickup truck users.”

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Switching gears is the Concept CA-MiEV, or what Mitsu calls a Suburban EV, taking the brand’s electric cit car to a new level, in a new package, and offering 300 km of range. The car will feature next gen batteries and a new EV system, as well as lightweight component and “advanced aerodynamics.” A step beyond the basic i model, it will feature smartphone activated functions, wireless charging and will be, “perfectly suited for suburban and country daily life” said the automaker in a release.

Taking the stage with the new Outlander PHEV in Geneva, these two new vehicles are a sign that Mitsubishi is staying true to its goal of hitting a 20 percent electrically powered sales target by 2020.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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