With increasing number of vehicles, there has been a significant boost in the depletion of non-renewable energy sources. Until an alternative fuel or some other form of supplement is created, the only way to get through would be to use up very little at a time. Other than that, emission needs a real check. When one combines all this features into a car, the result is pretty amazing and revolutionary. The Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept is a vehicle that is something of that sort. However, what makes it really special is its out of the box design and of course it’s highly efficient and eco-friendly engine.
Exterior and Interior Design of Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept
Before knowing anything about the Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept, one must be aware of the different categories of vehicle that are available such as SUV, pickup truck, hybrid, etc. Now all one has to do is to combine all these to form a sports utility hybrid pickup truck and you’ve got yourself something like the Mitsubishi pickup trucks. From the surface design it is even hard to make out its type but then it is pretty amazing and accommodates a lot of space. It not only manages to have ample space for carrying stuff but also can now accommodate up to four people in its cabin. Other than that, the interiors can be expected to be equipped with a lot of technological features given that many advanced features have been incorporated into this truck. For starters, this electric vehicle is controlled by electronic signals that is further backed by an operating system. Also, this truck has a towing capacity of 6k pounds and offers great durability.
Powertrain and Efficiency of Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept
Basically for the Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept is a hybrid of a diesel unit and an electric motor. The diesel unit is of 2.5 liters and produces a decent output and a high torque. The high torque is however only possible due to the electric motor. It also offers great towing capacity. However, the most striking feature about the Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept is its carbon dioxide emission rate. Probably the lowest achieved by any vehicle, it is around 149 g/km. Along with that it offers surprisingly high fuel efficiency of 41 miles per gallon. This GR-HEV Concept is expected to be combined with a six speed gear unit that is available in automatic option. It only uses a Four Wheel Drive System and therefore is the only option. Additionally, it will also offer better off-road abilities and features when faced with a tough terrain.
Release Date, Cost and Competition of Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept
It might take some time for the Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV to gain acceptance given that people, especially truck buyers won’t easily rely on something so new but once it does so there will surely be no stopping, considering other parameters. This will happen once the car makes it appearance in the showrooms and exact date is not known yet. For now it can be expected sometime next year. As far as competition is concerned it has to compete with vehicles from Ford, Chevy and Dodge in order to make its mark in that particular segment. Estimated cost of this vehicle is roughly $50.000.