Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV is the worlds first plug-in hybrid SUV

Mitsubishi has revealed details of its Outlander PHEV ahead of its debut at the Paris Auto Show, making it the first plug-in hybrid SUV offering the advantages of driving electric, coupled with the range of a gasoline vehicle, and the performance of a 4 wheel drive SUV.

In a preview of the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled some details of the Outlander PHEV. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the worlds first plug-in hybrid SUV, is based on the new Outlander platform, and has a very flexible plug-in hybrid-electric drive train offering 30 miles or so of all electric driving.

While several companies have made hybrid SUV's, the Outlander PHEV will be the first of these to support plugging in to recharge the battery pack. It offers the best of three worlds, the cleanliness of an electric drive train, the cruising range of gasoline powered vehicles, and the on- and off-road performance of an SUV.

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