To give sleepless nights to it’s rivals Mitsubishi has debuted the world’s first production plug-in hybrid SUV, 2014 Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Auto show which will hit U.S market by Jan 2014 priced at $38,000 while Australian market by June 2013 priced at $52,730. It’s already on sale in Japanese market priced between $38,818 –$50,181. It will take on Chevrolet Volt($40,000) in U.S market.
The new 2014 Outlander PHEV uses MMC’s own Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain derived from 100% electric systems used on the i-MiEV and other MMC all-electric vehicles comes in 5 trims is powered by a next generation 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with two 60-kWh electric motors all-electric range up to 55 kilometers(34 miles) for a total range of 547 miles combined fuel efficiency of 61 km/liter (143 mpg). The charging time is only 30 minutes having power to rocket from 0-100 km/h in 11 sec. It’s Overall length x width x height is 4655 x 1800 x 1680mm
It also combines Twin Motor 4WD system comprising independent electric motors to drive the front and rear wheels integrated with the brand’s S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control). It also offers you three Automatic Selection of Three Drive Modes for Optimal Efficiency as EV Drive Mode, Series Hybrid Mode and Parallel Hybrid Mode.
At last I would like to say that new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is coming to rock the U.S market. What you think? Please be open to give your view.