Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Revealed

Mitsubishi is the latest automaker to come out with a concept car destined for the virtual racetracks of Gran Turismo 6. It’s called the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo, and it’s a high-performance, four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid with aggressive, rally-car looks.

The XR-PHEV Evolution takes its basic design from the compact crossover-like XR-PHEV concept that Mitsubishi showed at last year’s Tokyo auto show. Compared to that relatively mainstream-looking concept, though, the Evolution Vision takes things to a new level with its menacing wide body kit, huge rear spoiler, race car-like rear diffuser, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. Mitsubishi also says that the XR-PHEV Evolution’s front grille shape previews the look of future Mitsubishi products; for better or for worse, we think it looks a lot like the polarizing Lexus spindle grille.

Even though the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision exists only in Gran Turismo 6, the company still announced mechanical details for this car. It’s powered by a plug-in hybrid system that combines a gasoline engine and electric motors to route power through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This puts the power down through Mitsubishi’s S-AWC four-wheel-drive system.

If recent rumors are any indication, this concept may also vaguely preview a new generation of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the replacement for which could reportedly be a performance-oriented plug-in hybrid. Stay tuned for more news about this future model from Mitsubishi, as plug-in hybrids will be a big part of the automaker’s lineup going forward.

In the meantime, check out the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision that’s playable in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3.

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