Under the hood, the Concept GC-PHEV has a supercharged V6 and plug-in hybrid powertrain that makes 335 horsepower, all hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system.
More interestingly, the Concept GC-PHEV is the first vehicle to give us a preview of the automaker’s brand-new design language. According to Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi North America Executive VP, “All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander.”
When it comes to design, the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV is a mix of chunky style and sci-fi influences. It has an augmented reality windshield, collision mitigating braking, and something called the Tactical Table. Though that sounds like something that would let you call in an airstrike against your enemies, what it actually does is let you place a smartphone on top of the table and automatically share information with the vehicle and other passengers—kinda like those computer tables that we thought would be the future before tablets came along. Less dramatic than an airstrike, but arguably more useful!