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Mitsubishi Plugs Into Chicago with Concept GC-PHEV

Sci-fi features include "Tactical Table" and augmented reality display.

by on Feb.12, 2015

The Mitsubishi Grand Cruiser – Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle is an advanced take on an Outlander-style SUV.

Aiming to prove it has come back from the brink, Mitsubishi has been rolling out an assortment of production and concept vehicles in recent months, and it takes a look into a possible future with the Chicago Auto Show debut of its GC-PHEV.

That’s short for Grand Cruiser – Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle, an advanced take on an Outlander-style SUV that adopts a host of digital technologies, including an “augmented reality” windshield and plug-based all-wheel-drive system.

Auto Show Insight!

The exterior of the full-size Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV features aggressively creased sheet metal that gives it a foreboding, almost sci-fi look which, the maker claims, is meant to “look as though a master craftsman chiseled it by hand out of a single block of granite. Paradoxically, the Concept GC-PHEV’s form was carefully designed to include aerodynamic enhancing features throughout its exterior to minimize energy wasting parasitic drag.” (more…)