Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors continues its ambitious plan for launching a new generation of products friendly to the environment, through a series of several premier international scheduled during the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile 2012/27 September to 14 October 2012). Among the key moments of this offensive is the world premiere of a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV).New frontiers
New Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV is not only an adaptation of an existing vehicle with an internal combustion engine or purposeful demonstration of plug-in hybrid technology, but a vehicle that shares the same essence with the new design, already the third generation of the popular Outlander. This will be specified in the fall in our market with a conventional combustion engine.
As such, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV first car designed for a wide range of customers distributed large automaker, which was from the very beginning so constructed so that it could be used in the normal combustion engine or plug-in hybrid drive.
New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV addition to the primacy of the above will be characterized by the following attributes:
It will be the first car with plug-in hybrid engine from Mitsubishi Motors, based on electric drive, which can be supplemented if necessary gasoline-powered engine, so it is a solution in the global offering a wider use than diesel. During its development experience were used by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) in the field of electric and electronics.
It will be the first mass-produced electric car in the permanent all-wheel drive (4WD), thanks to reap the long-standing reputable know-how Mitsubishi Motors in the 4x4.
The unique combination of powertrain consisting of a front + rear electric motor + petrol engine as the front drive / electric generator to select three driving modes:
Net ("pure") - 4WD drive front and rear motor,
Series ("Series") - Drive 4WD front and rear electric, aided by gasoline engine as a generator of electricity,
Parallel ("Parallel") - Drive 4WD front and rear electric motor, complete with front-wheel drive gasoline engine at higher speeds. Electric motors provide brisk acceleration without shifting.
Plug-in hybrid system based on the Mitsubishi electric car and used the new Outlander will allow long range and very low emissions comparable to the concept PX-MiEV II, ie. operating range of over 800 km and CO2 emissions below 50 g / km.
While the new third generation Mitsubishi Outlander with a conventional combustion engine will go on sale in the markets of Western and Eastern Europe in autumn 2012, the PHEV version in Europe will be shown in the course of 2013.
In addition to a completely new family favorite SUV Mitsubishi Outlander will present at this year's Paris Motor Show next models aimed at European customers. For details very soon.
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