How the future pickup trucks will look is hard question to answer but 2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept has already hinted what directions will be priorities. It isn’t hard to guess that most important aspect of the future development is related with green technologies and usage of renewable energy while in same time all capabilities regarding drive range available power and towing have to be satisfied. In this context, this model has been presented with unique hybrid concept that targets mentioned priorities in the way that current state of development allows. The same is with its unique and futuristic styling which can be seen on this model. On the other hand high standards have also been in mind when technology features and safety had been taken into consideration.
2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept: Design, Features
When it comes to the styling, the 2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept looks just like every concept model, futuristic and with some exaggerated features. It doesn’t actually have some dramatic geometry and shapes that can be seen on some concepts yet it features aerodynamically shaped body. Rounded front fascia includes thin, full-width deign which includes headlights and something that represents faux grille. The lower portion of the front fascia has wide and slim air intake and modern looking fog lights. Two boomerang-shaped chrome strips are also present on the front side connecting the base of the front fenders and the edge of the hood. The profile features also dynamic design with swoopy contours and sharp character line. Interesting is also long rear overhang and sculpted boot with modern-looking taillights. As for features, the model includes power supply which can be used for charging different items. The focus is also on the safety gear and model includes many advanced safety systems and some of them are lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and forward collision mitigation.
2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept: Powertrain
Performance-wise, the 2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept is equipped with advanced hybrid system which includes diesel engine. The diesel is a 2.5 liter capacity unit which is combined with high-spec electric motor and system also includes battery pack. The Concept model also uses advanced all-wheel drive with super all-wheel control system. It promises to deliver great traction and stability as well as impressive performance. This system can work in regular and high efficiency modes with both rear- and four-wheel drive configurations. The hybrid system is designed to meet hard-duty requirements but also satisfies high emissions standards with 149 g/km of CO2 that claimed to be emitted.
2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept: Conclusion
The 2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept looks very interesting and its advanced powertrain system is very promising. It surely presents many aspects which we might see on the future Mitsubishi’s trucks.