Japanese launch of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set for Jan 24

Release Date: January 2014
Battery Pack Size: 12 kWh
Electric Range: 37.4 miles (on Japan's test cycle)
MPGe: 157.6 MPGe (on Japan's test cycle)
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV concept front view

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is set to launch on January 24th in Japan. Touted as the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV provides an all-in-one electric vehicle, 4wd, and SUV experience.

On January 24, 2013, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid will go on sale at dealerships throughout Japan with a suggested retail price of ¥3,324,000 – ¥4,297,000 (including consumption tax) which converts to between US$38,800 and $50,200, with a post government incentives price of somewhere around $33,000.

Being the first plug-in hybrid SUV in the world, the Outlander PHEV “represents a fusion of the EV technologies developed by Mistubishi Motor Corporation for models such as the i-MiEV, 4wd technologies honed in the Lancer Evolution, and SUV know-how gained from the Montero.” With a combination of those technologies, the Outlander plug-in has the environmental performance and quietness of an electric vehicle along with the stability and handling of a 4wd and the practicality of an SUV.

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has an all-electric range of 37 miles thanks to a 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Using three driving modes, the EV drive mode, the Series Hybrid Mode, and the Parallel Hybrid mode, the plug-in achieves 157MPGe on the Japanese JC08 test cycle (which is an easier test cycle than the US EPA test).

The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid will become available in Europe and North America following the Japanese launch.

6 Comments on "Japanese launch of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set for Jan 24"

  1. This car just makes sense if it will be for 7 passengers. Unless the Volvo PHEV will be for sure the better choice. Does anybody know about Outlander PHEV and amount of passengers?

  2. Will the new Mitsubishi Outlander Phev use low level plug in household connectors? If so will this change the consumers electricity rates during peak or non peak times?

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