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MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid

Next-gen Outlander set to power in

8, 2012, 6:14 am Richard Yahoo! New Zealand

Optimum of just 1.6 litres per 100km, a of up to 55km at more than in pure electric mode and running between servo overall – and ultimately 20 percent of all volume.

These are the predicted associated with a plug-in electric version of the next-generation of the Outlander. The PHEV edition unveiled at the Paris motor is expected to be here in June seven months after the editions, in diesel and petrol, on sale.

Daniel Cook, of sales and marketing strategy for New Zealand, has shared his sales exclusively with Yahoo!

We’re really excited the PHEV model, Cook from the firm’s Porirua

We see it being a really significant for us and I don’t think we’re too optimistic in thinking that it take up to 20 percent of Outlander

Cook is drawing comparison the Holden Volt, the range-extender that is launching here month for $85,000, largely on the that the technology that these cars is broadly Essentially, they rely on electric motors, with a engine working in backup.

it cost as much as the Volt? has hinted that the aim is to achieve a and attainable price.

We’re a way from that pricing but we believe that, in dollar it will not be too far from the i-MiEV $60,000 i-Car-derived city-restricted electric runabout that has here for a year).

The PHEV version of Outlander is the first production hybrid utility with plug-in capability. Mitsubishi’s decision to use the of this SUV for an electric adventure a prudent idea.

Medium wagons have been big here for more than a and all industry analysts seem in thinking that this will continue. Outlander has made its mark, being cemented as the country’s favourite SUV with more than sold here.

Cook is the all-new third-generation car will that pace. It has been to deliver a premium vehicle with technology to assist pleasure, passenger safety and economy.

Outlander is the first Mitsubishi ever designed, from the for petrol and diesel engines and hybrid technology.

The December cars come with 2-litre and 2.4-litre petrol that use up to 19 percent less than current models a Peugeot-supplied 2.2 litre diesel, all in with a six-speed auto. that it has taken Outlander 11 to adopt a diesel, and it’s one will be familiar to patrons of the Peugeot 4007.

MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV – 2.0 Plug-in Petrol Hybrid

The diesel and petrol both make and some models, including the have stop-start to eke out maximum Nonetheless, the pre-Christmas cars be utterly outshone by the PHEV, in ideal conditions is supposed to just 1.6 litres per 100km — a record for any car on this by some margin.

The car’s drivetrain comprises a electric motor powering the wheels, a rear electric sending power to the rear and a 2.0-litre petrol engine can power the car’s front It uses a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery sited under the floor so as not to the interior’s three-row, seven packaging.

It can be plugged in to a power to recharge though, unlike the ability to hook into a household socket, the PHEV the i-MiEV (and Nissan in demanding a specialist 15-Amp spa pool) socket. Mitsubishi the battery pack can also be 80 recharged in just 30 minutes.

It has a EV setting, as well as settings for Hybrid and Parallel hybrid. In Hybrid mode the engine to generate electricity to the electric – just like the Volt while in Parallel Hybrid the engine does most of the to accelerate the vehicle, while assisted by the electric motors.

The location of the battery pack in a relatively neutral 55/45-percent weight distribution and a lower of gravity. The twin electric effectively give the PHEV

Like other hybrids, the braking system adds a amount of charge to the batteries to reduce consumption. A battery mode is selected via the PHEV-exclusive lever to generate additional charge.

Mitsubishi has yet to give for the petrol engine but says the motors each create and the generator is good for 70kW. The electric motor produces more torque than the unit, for a total of 195Nm.

As today’s images show, the PHEV differs little its conventionally-powered sibling, save for a front grille serve.

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


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