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MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid

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Mitsubishi Corp has already made in the EV (electric vehicle) market its i-MiEV for urban motoring its 160km range.

It is now extending its friendly motoring to include the (plug-in hybrid electric

This is the Outlander 4WD PHEV won the Innovation Award in the Japan Car of the 2013-2014 for the SUV’s sustainable role in modern motoring.

The PHEV is already being in Japan alongside the standard

The difference in price between the and the conventional model is about yen or about RM26,400, but with the subsidy for clean vehicle the difference is reduced to 400,000

The PHEV is more of an electric than the hybrid that we locally in the Toyota Prius and c, and the Honda Insight, Jazz and CR-Z hybrid.

It runs mainly on electric and the internal combustion 2.0-litre kicks in when it is required to more electricity for overtaking, up a steep incline or other duty’ needs.

The PHEV Mitsubishi has developed is intended for use in and larger vehicles that a longer cruising range.

The comprises a lithium-ion battery centrally under the vehicle’s in front are the engine, electric drive unit, generator, and electric motor, while the has the fuel tank, rear motor, and electric motor unit.

Engine bay of the Mitsubishi PHEV


Mitsubishi says this layout under the floor is to optimise weight distribution and the Outlander a low centre of gravity, enhancing its handling and stability.

two electric motors to drive the is considered a better approach. On power, the Outlander PHEV can 60km, but its combined total is almost 900km.

The Mitsubishi had all the controls for the drive battery, engine and 4WD system integrated and

the automatically selects the optimum mode — EV Drive Series Hybrid Mode or Hybrid Mode — on driving conditions and the drive power.

In EV Drive Mode, the two power the vehicle using from the battery, while in Hybrid Mode,

the motors the vehicle using electricity by the engine when climbing or rapidly accelerating.

This is indicated on the central screen on the dashboard in an engine which goes off once the SUV electric mobility.

Parallel Mode is activated when at high speed or cruising on and the engine mainly powers the with the electric motors assistance when passing vehicles, going up steep and so on.

When the drive battery low, the engine functions a generator to provide additional

Electricity is also generated deceleration and braking through the means usually employed in cars.

In low and mid-range speeds and 60-65kph respectively), the Outlander acceleration performance is quicker its conventional siblings, both the and 3.0-litre variants.

MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid

Two of the three vehicle concepts Mitsubishi displayed for the first at the recent 43rd Tokyo Show will have the system when they production models.

Mitsubishi entered the Outlander PHEV in the FIA Cross Country Rally that ran from Thailand to in August, which was a ‘successful in that it completed the gruelling event.

The Outlander PHEV is a drive with a difference: the front and rear have with a single-speed ratio are not interlinked as in the conventional Outlander 4WD

You can still lock all four for driving through rough terrain and the system is assisted by the (Super AllWheel Control) includes Active Stability and Active Yaw Control.

In output, the engine, serving mainly as a puts out a modest 118PS at and 186Nm at the same engine

Each of the electric motor 82PS, while the front delivers 137Nm and the bigger at the rear puts out 195Nm.

The fuel efficiency is rated at per litre while the hybrid fuel efficiency is 18.6km/l. The top on electric power is 120kph which the engine takes

Mitsubishi arranged for the international to get a drive impression of the Outlander at the Mobara twin circuit in the Prefecture, about 30km Tokyo.

To get there, we had the experience of through a tunnel under the for almost 10km across the Bay before emerging halfway an elevated highway.

We had three each on the near-2km circuit a single 300m straight goes uphill.

Like a good electric should, the Outlander PHEV off quickly with the strong torque the moment we stepped on the pedal.

Unlike the electric we had driven so far (including the i-MiEV), was a distinct whirring sound pervaded the interior.

MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid
MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid
MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid

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