Futuristic Mitsubishi bakkie teased

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IOL mot feb13 mitsubishi bakkie concept . The GR-HEV concept wants to prove that bakkies can be green.

We don't often associate 'green' vehicle technology with bakkies, but Mitsubishi has hinted that it is thinking in this direction by giving us a sneak peek at its GR-HEV concept that will debut in Geneva in March.

Given that it's a one-tonner, the concept could be a foretaste of how the next Triton one-tonner will be styled.

Mitsubishi describes it as a Sport Utility Hybrid Truck that adapts hybrid technology to the demands of a large, tough and sporty vehicle designed with both work and leisure in mind.

No specifications have been released, but Mitsubishi has mentioned a 'clean diesel' engine that works in tandem with electric motors. A CO2 emissions figure of less than 149g/km has been targeted.

The GR-HEV also uses the company's S-AWC permanent four-wheel drive system, which is not something that die-hard off-roaders would appreciate but it will at least ensure better on-road stability.

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