Cutting Edge Design
Concept GR-HEV continues with this tradition adding a strong dose of aerodynamic chunkiness while escaping the square-rigged look that seems to prevail in the segment.
On the contrary, over its long 5.42 m long dual-cab body, MMC Design produced a very muscular athletic shape, highlighted by a sharp blade-like character line, starting from the headlamps and progressing to form a very dynamic upswept beltline.
Carrying over a theme first developed for today’s L200, Concept GR-HEV offers a total (pick-up) look whereby the long load bed is the visual continuation of the passenger cabin, simply delimited by a graphic J-shutline, itself serving as support to integrated running boards.
Further rear, this load bed extends the 3D-sculptured shape of the cabin, whether in the wide open trapezoidal wheel arches (and their asymmetrical flat moulding, suggesting motion), in the shapely tailgate or in the helix-complex rear combination lamps. With their “scattered diamond” LED design, they give an impression of precision-cut jewellery and premium quality appearance of the tail. Topping it up, the upper structure is no less dramatic with a low roofline highlighted by twin elongated satin-finished side mouldings. Arching over the cabin, they extend to flying buttresses over the backlight, connected by a twin-boom aerofoil. As a clear statement of (tough) intent, the integrated bed cover intersects sharply all the curves.
At the front, the aerodynamic blades of the grille seem milled directly from solid brass as if to shield the Three-Diamond logo, in-between the sculptured wraparound diamond-shaped headlamps – an overall effect of width, stability and solidity. Finishing touch, Concept GR-HEV rides on dynamically styled 3-spoke alloy road wheels using lightweight non-alloy spokes. Taking Mitsubishi’s Three-Diamond corporate emblem as the design theme, they suggest strength.
- Dimensions (L x W x H) - 5420 x 1930 x 1775 mm
- Wheelbase - 3000 mm
- Seating capacity - 5
- Powertrain - 2.5 Clean Diesel engine/Single electric motor (w/AC supply function)/Automatic - gearbox
- Drive - 4WD
- Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC)
- Emissions - Below 149 g/km