Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in to Be Revealed in Paris, 30 All Electric 4WD Miles

5 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 5

Mitsubishi has just announced they will take the cover off a pre-production, extended range, Outlander P-HEV at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.  That event opens to the press on September 27, 2012, with public viewings two days later.

Mitsubishi Teases the 2013 Plug-In Outlander

Using technology learned from their supermini i-MiEV (kei car), the Outlander plug-in hybrid will allow drivers to select between an all electric and a hybrid mode, enabling the user to best pick his (or her) optimal spot to maximize the little 4WD SUV’s estimated 30 electric miles.

The Mitsubishi uses two electric motors, one to drive the front axle and one to drive the rear. Besides a pure electric mode, there will be 2 hybrid modes.  In Series mode, the Twin Motor 4WD EV is supported by an internal combustion engine, while in Parallel mode, the Twin Motor 4WD EV supplemented by afront wheel drive-powered ICE.

The Outlander P-HEV was first seen as the PX-MiEV in 2009, and will finally make its way to production as a 2013 model.  No pricing as of yet as been announced, but we expect all the details will be released after the curtain raising in September.  Mitsubishi is targeting a total driving range of over 500 miles for the vehicle.

The new petrol version of the Outlander debuted at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show this past March.  If you are interested in acquiring either version of the new Outlander, the petrol edition will launch this fall, with the plug-in hybrid to follow “later” in 2013.

The Standard (Non Plug-In) Outlander Goes On Sale This Fall

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5 responses to "Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in to Be Revealed in Paris, 30 All Electric 4WD Miles"

  1. MrEnergyCzar says:

    Too bad Toyota or other major brands didn’t do this. I was hoping the Ford Escaped test program would become a real plug-in SUV…

    MrEnergyCzar

  2. Bob Jordan says:

    I was interested until I read the range is 30 miles. Sorry, that doesn’t cut it.

  3. Go Green says:

    Targeted Hybrid Range is 500 miles in a day… however on pure electric power – 30 miles. Good enough for many to commute to work or to the store or about town, yet having the extended hybrid mix range / flexibility to go on trips as well.

  4. Airton says:

    and not just 30 electric miles “30 4WD electric miles” that is very good.
    I wonder if there will be a Eco mode that utilizes only one of the electric motors to extend ev range?

  5. DelS says:

    Finally a 4x plug-in hybrid so my driving and hauling around town will be ‘free’ since my electric co will be sending us a refund CHECK at the end of the year because of our solar panels. And I can drive the Outlander to Tahoe on one tank for skiing. I’m so in.