The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now officially on sale in Europe. Production of the European version began in August, and the first vehicles are just landing in the Netherlands now.
According to Mitsubishi, Europe will be the largest market for the plug-in hybrid SUV. The Netherlands is the designated launch country in Europe, with Nordic countries and the rest of Europe to follow. According to some reports, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will go on sale in the UK in March 2014.
Since pre-orders for the Outlander opened up last December, Mitsubishi has received more than 10,000 signed orders for the plug-in. Mitsubishi says the roll-out will be gradual as they are behind and struggling to keep up with demand. “Managing a fine balance between production capacity and overall demand, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will launch the Outlander PHEV sequentially in Europe.”
The European version of the Outlander PHEV is the same as the Japanese spec version, but differs slightly to comply “with mandatory EU regulations” and has a “chassis fine-tuned to better suit European driving style.”
European Outlander PHEV specs are listed as follows:
- Combined driving range is 824 km
- Electric only range is 52 km
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h
- Weight: 1,810 kg
- Charging time is 5 hours on 240V, and 30 minutes to 80% capacity on CHAdeMO quick charging standard
Mitsubishi Motors in the Netherlands also announced the addition of 2 Outlander PHEV models: the Business Edition, and the Executive Edition.