We're getting a look at the two star Mitsubishi concept cars from this year's Geneva soiree, just ahead of the official debut for both. As suits Mitsubishi's ever-deepening interest in electrified vehicles, the brace of concepts both make use of electric drive: the CA-MiEV being a pure electric vehicle and the GR-HEV using a diesel-electric powertrain.

The CA-MiEV concept car may look a bit like a photoshopped Toyota Prius, but in fact the car employs a new electric motor and battery system from Mitsu. We're told that the EV has a theoretical range of 186 miles, which is nearly double the range of most EVs on the market today and approaches Tesla territory. The vehicle is larger than the company's current i-MiEV, and would seem to point the way forward for a more mainstream production EV from Mitsu.

The second concept, a rather odd-looking pickup truck called the GR-HEV, has a diesel engine, electric motor, all-wheel drive, and Mitsubishi's Super All Wheel Control. The front fascia bears a version of the grille we've seen on the new Outlander PHEV, with more radically raked (sort of "smiling") lighting elements.

Look for more information and lots of live images of both Mitsubishi concept cars as the Geneva Motor Show rolls along this week.


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      George
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that design is what the MiEV should have been the first time.
      Grendal
      • 1 Year Ago
      About time. This looks 100 times better than the I-Miev. Is it so hard to make an EV look good? I can't wait to see these hit the roads.
        Grendal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Grendal
        AMango. I can still hope and dream. Reality too often comes in to prove me overly optimistic.
      foxtrot685
      • 1 Year Ago
      Woah, that CA-MiEV looks pretty damn good for an EV. It\'s pretty striking. I hope a lot of the concept elements transition over to the actual product.
      chanonissan
      • 1 Year Ago
      good looking ev
      wrestleprocbt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Better hurry up Mitsu. You need more cars in your lineup badly.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like the next gen I-miev. It certainly looks better than the cureent generation.
      aatheus
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the CA-MiEV lives up to its concept hype, I would definitely want to buy it. I can live with the look, which is a bit of a goldfish frontend, if I can get 1/2 the range of a Tesla. The currently little i-MiEV handles like a Smart ForTwo, which is NOT a compliment.
      KC
      • 1 Year Ago
      They need to tweak both rears, otherwise not bad and the EV is looking very good actually. Mitsu really needs some fresh product ASAP, the Lancer which probably their biggest seller is already 6 years old.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those look surprisingly good...and since there's no unrelaible engine/transmission inside, maybe mitsu isn't out the door just yet.
      Haelphadreous
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think both look pretty decent, if they were to get the small pickup to the US quickly it might be enough to save them, I mean we know people in the US want a small fuel efficient pickup, no one is making one, people were so desperate that they tried to import Maharinda stuff. Seriously the Ranger sold what 55,000 units it's last year, despite high prices (the only one the dealership had when my roommate looked in 2011 was a V6 that they wanted $30,000 for), and going almost 15 years without a major update, a even remotely decent product with almost no competition should be able to mop up, and 55,000 units a year would roughly double Mitsu's sales.
        Spec
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Haelphadreous
        Yeah, a lot of people seem to assume that all the people who want pick-ups just want big hulking inefficient gas-burners. But I bet that if someone made a nice plug-in PHEV pick-up, it would sell pretty well. Some people want the pick-up ability to haul loads AND fuel-efficiency.
      piggybox
      • 1 Year Ago
      very cute
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Prius and a BRAT get the Transformers treatment. Sure, why not? These aren't aimed at US tastes anyway.
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