Mitsubishi reveals new design package for 2015 Outlander PHEV

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S 1 Mitsubishi reveals new design package for 2015 Outlander PHEV

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S 2 Mitsubishi reveals new design package for 2015 Outlander PHEV

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S Interior 1 Mitsubishi reveals new design package for 2015 Outlander PHEV

The ‘Outlander’ mid-size CUV was first launched in 2001 by Japanese car maker Mitsubishi. Its success encouraged Mitsubishi to launch a second generation in 2005 and a third generation in 2012. Since its release it has remained a top selling model in Japan and has also sold in good numbers in Europe and USA. Apart from the regular models, the Japanese manufacturer also produced a plug-in-hybrid model called the ‘P-HEV’ in 2013. Since release the ‘P-HEV’ has sold in good numbers. Till date around 33,000 units of the plug-in hybrid variant has sold world over, making it the world’s second highest selling electric plug-in car after the ‘Nissan Leaf’. However it is yet to be introduced in the US market. Mitsubishi is hopeful that after entering the US market, the model will receive similar success. The ‘Mitsubishi Outlander P-HEV’ was also nominated for the ‘World Green Car of the Year’ award.

At present, Mitsubishi is getting ready to debut the ‘Outlander PHEV Concept-S’ at the Paris Motor Show. Before the public debut Mitsubishi has officially revealed the car. It is not exactly a new model. The ‘PHEV Concept S’ is actually a ‘design package’ that can be applied to the ‘Outlander PHEV’ model. The package has features like- X-shaped front fascia, new bumpers and headlights. Another difference between the concept model and the production model is the chrome front radiator grille.

The interior of the concept car cabin has been given a black and red color theme and black trim with woodgrain finish. There are also silver accents for stylization and leather seats for comfortable seating. THe new central console has been given a black finish.

Synchronous permanent magnet motors run both the rear and the front axles. The powertrain consists of a lithium ion battery (12 kWh) and a four cylinder 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC engine.

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