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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/conceptcars/" rel="tag">Concept Cars</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/hybrids/" rel="tag">Hybrid</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/trucks/" rel="tag">Truck</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/geneva-motor-show/" rel="tag">Geneva Motor Show</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/mitsubishi/" rel="tag">Mitsubishi</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/design-style/" rel="tag">Design/Style</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/electric/" rel="tag">Electric</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/diesel/" rel="tag">Diesel</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/mitsubishi-2013-geneva-motor-show-concepts/"><img alt="Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV teaser" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/02/mitsubishi-concept-gr-hev-teaser-628.jpg" style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; width: 628px; height: 386px;" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/mitsubishi-2013-geneva-motor-show-concepts/#photo-5639545"><img alt="Mitsubishi CA-MiEV teaser - shadowy front end" class="right border" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/02/mitsubishi-concept-ca-miev-teaser-250.jpg" style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; width: 250px; height: 185px; float: right;" /></a><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/mitsubishi/">Mitsubishi</a> has a long history of tidy little pickup trucks, and the Japanese automaker is apparently looking to extend that heritage in a bolder, bigger way with the Concept GR-HEV, a "sport utility hybrid truck."<br /><br />The future-think show star, slated to be unveiled at next month's <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/geneva-motor-show/">Geneva Motor Show</a>, is actually tipped to be a much larger effort - Mitsubishi says it's applying its hybrid technology to a one-ton truck for the first time. The GR-HEV is powered by a complex powertrain composed of a diesel engine and electric motors, which the company believes is better suited to the sort of heavy-duty work required in the segment. The concept also employs full-time four-wheel drive and a development of Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control system (which governs things like stability and brake force control along with an active center differential) as seen on the production <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/mitsubishi/lancer+evolution/">Lancer Evolution</a>.<br /><div>

<br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 12pt;">In related news, Mitsubishi has also confirmed that it will show a next-generation electric showcar at Geneva dubbed Concept CA-MiEV. With this new concept (inset photo), the company says it is looking to build on the learnings of its <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/mitsubishi/">i citycar</a> and take EVs out of their limited urban roles. To that end, the CA-MiEV boasts "next generation EV systems and high density batteries" that give it a range of 186 miles.</span></div><p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/13/mitsubishi-previews-diesel-hybrid-pickup-concept-next-gen-ev-fo/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>Mitsubishi previews diesel hybrid pickup concept, next-gen EV for Geneva</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/13/mitsubishi-previews-diesel-hybrid-pickup-concept-next-gen-ev-fo/">Mitsubishi previews diesel hybrid pickup concept, next-gen EV for Geneva</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:30:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/13/mitsubishi-previews-diesel-hybrid-pickup-concept-next-gen-ev-fo/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20460590/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/13/mitsubishi-previews-diesel-hybrid-pickup-concept-next-gen-ev-fo/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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