Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Hits the Stage in Tokyo – Live Images + Video

NOV 21 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

Mitsubishi Concept XR

Mitsubishi Concept XR

The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV made its world debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and, with our crazy be-in-ten-places-at-one-time skills, we’ve managed to capture it live on the stage.

Concept XR

Concept XR

Here’s what Mitsubishi says of the Concept XR-PHEV:

“The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.”

But wait, there’s more (including a model posing for the camera).

Concept XR

Concept XR

This Concept previews the next-generation Outlander Sport, which is due to launch within 3 years.

The Outlander Sport is a compact crossover and is Mitsubishi’s #1 seller in the US.  It’s made in the US, too (Normal, Illinois).

The Concept that hit the stage in Tokyo sports seating for four, a claimed electric-only range of 52 miles and features a 1.1-liter, three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged engine and a 120-kW electric motor. Mitsu says the XR-PHEV returns 66 mpg under Japanese testing methods.

Look for the Concept XR-PHEV to evolve over the next couple of years into a direct replacement for the Outlander Sport.  It seems likely to us that the next-gen Outlander Sport will be offered in two versions: gas-only and plug-in hybrid.

Concept XR

Concept XR

Mitsubishi Booth in Tokyo

Mitsubishi Booth in Tokyo

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4 Comments on "Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Hits the Stage in Tokyo – Live Images + Video"

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Aaron

I’ll take the XR and the girl. 😉

I like that they’re sticking with the same design language as the CA-MiEV.

Any word if the will build the PHEV in Normal also? If the PHEVs are import only, that will hurt the pricing.

This should be popular in the US.
(the looks somewhat remind me of the original Volt concept)

Dan Frederiksen

Never use japanese designers.