mitsubishi motors lineup at 43rd tokyo motor show 2013

TOKYO: November 1st 2013 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013[1] from November 20th. Incorporating a new design that symbolises the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to SUVs, the three concepts take as their theme MMC's @earth TECHNOLOGY[2] and point to the direction MMC's development and manufacturing will take in the near future.

The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV[3] is a next-generation full-size SUV with full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged MIVEC[4] engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SUV.

The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV[5] is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-litre direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.

These two concepts feature PHEV systems optimally tailored to different market and segment requirements.

The MITSUBISHI Concept AR[6] is a next-generation compact MPV which combines SUV manoeuvrability with MPV roominess. It uses a lightweight mild hybrid system which comprises a downsized 1.1-litre direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine.

All three concepts feature MMC's latest "e-Assist"[7] active safety technologies and the advanced "connected car" technology that utilises next-generation information systems. These functions include a danger detection system which activates the corresponding safety functions and a failure/malfunction early-detection system which urges the driver to seek repairs or other maintenance.

Including the three concept models, MMC will be displaying a total of 17 models (13 on press days) at its booth at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. Joining the concepts will be the new eK Space "super height wagon" minicar due for launch in Japan at the beginning of next year, motorsport vehicles and some current production models.

Lineup at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Model No. of vehicles
on display
Press day Public Days
MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV 1 1 Concept car. World premiere.
MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV 1 1 Concept car. World premiere.
MITSUBISHI Concept AR 1 1 Concept car. World premiere.
MITSUBISHI Concept GR-HEV[8] 1   Concept car; first shown at 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Outlander PHEV 1 1 Production model.
Outlander PHEV 1 1 Show model. Successful finisher in FIA Asia Cross Country Rally 2013.
i-MiEV 1 1 Production model. i in some markets.
MiEV Evolution II 1 1 Show model. Runner up in class at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2013.
Pajero   1 Production model. Powered by Clean Diesel engine. Montero orShogun in some markets.
Delica D:5   1 Production model. Powered by Clean Diesel engine.
Outlander   1 2014MY show model.
RVR   1 Production model. ASX or Outlander Sport in some markets.
Mirage   1 With Hello Kitty 40th anniversary package. Space Star in other markets.
eK Space 3 3 Show model. World premiere.
eK Wagon 1 1 Production model.
eK Custom 1 1 Production model.
Total 13 17  

A special web site giving the latest information about MMC lineup at the Tokyo Motor Show at the following:

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[1] For more information, please visit

[2] @earth TECHNOLOGY embraces a collection of advanced next-generation technologies embodying the principles of environmental responsibility, driving pleasure and toughness and safety

[3] Grand Cruiser. Named to bring the vision of an imposing yet eco-friendly vehicle speeding across a vast terrain

[4] Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electric Control system

[5] X(cross)over Runner. Naming combines the concept's stylish crossover lines with peppy and nimble performance around town

[6] Active Runabout. Naming suggests enjoyable out-and-about performance in a compact body seating for multiple occupants

[7] A collection of active safety technologies including ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), FCM (Forward Collision Management), LDW (Lane Departure Warning). "e-Assist" name used in Japan only

[8] Grand Runner. Naming envisions speeding powerfully across a vast terrain driven by advanced technology

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