Mitsubishi has staged the North American debut of the GC-PHEV concept at the Chicago Auto Show.

Mitsubishi has staged the North American debut of the GC-PHEV concept at the Chicago Auto Show.

While the concept was originally introduced at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi brought the model to the windy city because it showcases the "aggressive styling" and "level of refinement" that will be coming to future Mitsubishi vehicles.

As Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President Don Swearingen explained, "All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander, which will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April."

As a refresher, the GC-PHEV concept has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, a "high-output" electric motor and a "high-capacity" battery.

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