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Outander Going Green: Mitsubishi Confirms Plug-In Hybrid SUV for 2013


Mitsubishi PX-MiEV front three-quarter view dynamic
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Mitsubishi PX-MiEV rear three-quarter view
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North American-spec Mitsubishi i MiEV front three-quarter view
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North American-spec Mitsubishi i MiEV rear three-quarter view
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Yoshikazu Nakamura, Mitsubishi’s general manager of global electric vehicles, told Automotive News that the final product will be similar to the PX-MiEV concept shown at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Show. We’ve no idea just how much of the PX’s styling will carry through to the production vehicle, but it’s a safe bet the powertrain will be roughly the same. The show car was fitted with a small 1.6-liter I-4, but two electric motors — one on the front and rear axle, respectively — provide the majority of propulsion.

In its pure EV mode, Mitsubishi estimated the PX concept could travel roughly 30 miles before calling upon the little four-banger to serve as a generator. Nakamura didn’t provide any range estimate for new production vehicle, but noted the PHEV — which will likely be labeled with Mitsubishi’s MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) moniker — is in its final stages of development.

Read more: motortrend.com

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