The GT PHEV concept includes the latest iteration of Mitsubishi’s signature ‘dynamic shield’ face. The PHEV name gives away the car’s powertrain: the brand’s hybrid system, which uses a trio of motors. Mitsubishi claims the car has an electric-only range of 120km (around 75 miles), and a combined range of 10 times this.
Next-generation technology has been incorporated into the hybrid system too, with a more advanced battery pack than is seen in Mitsubishi’s current hybrid system.
Mitsubishi explains that the Ground Tourer name comes from the car’s ability to travel great distances and across different terrains, so naturally, the car is all-wheel drive.
The car also showcases Mitsubishi’s connective technology; route information, such as weather and terrain data, is fed to the car while travelling to aid fuel consumption and road handling.
Inside, the GT PHEV concept is trimmed in burgundy leather, to match the colour of the car’s roof. Few details of the interior have been revealed other than this, aside from Mitsubishi’s description of a cocooning dashboard.
Mitsubishi describes the concept as a "high-end, next-generation SUV", suggesting that the model could reach production as Mitsubishi's next flagship.
The eX concept, which has also joined the GT PHEV in Paris, and was given the green light for production after its first appearance at the Tokyo motor show last year, as an all-electric rival to the Nissan Juke. The latest versions of the Outlander and Outlander PHEV are also on display.