The concept would fit between the Outlander and ASX in Mitsubishi's range; could have all-wheel drive

Mitsubishi has released a teaser image of a hybrid SUV concept that it will display at the Paris motor show this year.

Named the Ground Tourer, it's described as the 'latest expression' of the Japanese manufacturer's 'design journey'.

The Ground Tourer seems to take some design cues from the XR PHEV II concept, which was first shown at the Geneva motor show in 2015. That too was a hybrid SUV, and was designed to fit below the Outlander PHEV in Mitsubishi's range.

The XR PHEV II was powered by a 12kWh battery and an internal combustion engine, which produces 160bhp and emits just 40g/km of CO2 emissions. However, there's no mention yet of the powertrain used in the Ground Tourer.

The teaser image of the Ground Tourer shows a sloping roofline with Range Rover Evoque-esque styling and a five-door layout, but little else can be seen.

No other information has been released, but Mitsubishi says the Ground Tourer will offer 'effortless travel both on and off the beaten track', hinting at a four-wheel drive platform for the concept.

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