Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – details released image

Mitsubishi has released the first details on the Outlander PHEV, which will be officially presented to the public later on this month during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been based on the PX-MiEV II Concept, and this final production version of the model is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, two electric motors, one for the front and one for the rear, along with a 12kWh lithium-ion battery. Mitsubishi says that the electric motors generate 81 HP (82 PS / 60 kW0 and 195 Nm of torque (144 lb-ft).

The two electric motors allow the crossover to travel on electric power alone for up to 55 km or 34 miles and give it a total range of up to 880 km (547 miles). The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is burning an average of 1.6 liters of fuel every 100 km (143.5 mpg US / 172.3 mpg UK / 61 km/liter).

The car manufacturer says that in order for the Outlander PHEV to achieve that impressive fuel consumption mentioned above, the model has three driving modes, Pure (electric only), Series (petrol engine recharging the electric motors) and Parallel (both electric motors and petrol engine working together) The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will go on sale in Japan in early 2013 and it will be launched after in Europe and in the U.S. too.