Mitsubishi Debuting GR-HEV Hybrid Truck, CA-MiEV EV Concepts [2013 Geneva Auto Show]
GR-HEV Sport Utility Hybrid Truck Concept
Despite its bizarre name, which reminds us of something Pixar would have named a robot in the movie WALL-E, the GR-HEV actually is quite cool in concept. The pickup truck is a diesel-electric hybrid, and it’s bestowed with Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control all-wheel-drive setup. Mitsubishi doesn’t specify how the hybrid system is arrayed in the GR-HEV, but it does say there is a diesel engine as well as “electric motors”—note the plurality of motors. The Outlander plug-in hybrid features two electric motors, one mounted up front with the gas engine and a second that lives on the rear axle, so the GR-HEV could have a similar arrangement. We’ll find out more when the concept is fully revealed in Geneva, but color us intrigued.