New Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept Shines at Chicago Auto Show

On Thursday morning, the Chicago Auto Show introduced the new Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept in front of the world. The “Grand Cruiser” crossover raises the stakes for a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

With its massive size, this concept promises to save a lot of fuel and even in a time where gas prices have magically fallen to lows we haven’t seen in years, this model, along with other PHEVs, will attract a wide audience. Our General Sales Manager, Emal Noor, says that the future warrants an appeal for rides such as this one.

“Even though fuel prices have come down a little bit, I still think everybody has a little anxiety and has the knowledge they might go back up,” Noor said in a Daily Herald interview. “So I think the small sport utes, CUVs, crossovers are still what’s going to be mostly in demand.”

This crossover runs on an eight-speed automatic transmission and supercharged V6 engine that pumps out 335 horsepower. Mitsubishi claims that this aggressively-styled crossover concept will go 25 miles on electric power only and get 35 miles per gallon.

Don Swearingen of Mitsubishi Motors called it “economical and environmental-friendly yet rugged and powerful and full of advanced technology.”

You can take a closer look of the big new Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept in the video below, as well as our Mitsubishi inventory here, and tell us what you think in the comments section below!