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Future Mitsubishi Pajero, ASX, Outlander previewed?

November 3, 2013

Mitsubishi has given some insight into three concept vehicles it plans to unveil at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show taking place later this month, including a future-gen Pajero concept, an Outlander-type MPV concept, and a new ASX-style concept.

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV and Concept XR-PHEV

All three showcase a drastic new styling language that Mitsubishi is obviously looking to show off at the show, with high cheek bones at the front and thin, inverted headlights, and aero-oriented front grilles. All three also feature black A-pillars for a distinct sporty look.

Starting with the Pajero ‘GC-PHEV’ (Grand Cruiser – silver vehicle pictured), the concept comes with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 hybrid. It consists of a high-output electric motor and a high-capacity battery, connected up to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Mitsubishi Concept AR

At the mid-size end of the segment, the Concept AR (Active Runabout – above) could be a possible look into a future Outlander or an all-new MPV/SUV model. Mitsubishi says the Concept AR offers MPV roominess with SUV maneuverability. It features a 1.1-litre turbo MIVEC engine with direct injection linked up to a “mild” hybrid system.

The third concept will be the XR-PHEV (Cross Runner – red vehicle), which could be Mitsubishi’s vision for a future compact SUV, such as the ASX. It comes with a 1.1-litre turbo engine, matched up to a high-efficiency electric motor and high-capacity battery system.

Overall outputs haven’t been mentioned at this stage, however, plenty more details are likely to be revealed at the Tokyo show. It all starts on November 20.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.