Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV going to Paris Motor Show image

The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has recently announced its plans to introduce the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.

According to the car manufacturer, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, or PHEV, as it is also being known, has been based on the PX-MiEV II concept, but the production version will get a petrol engine and two electric motors, one for each axle, which will allow the “green” crossover to get an all-wheel drive system with three driving modes: Pure (full electric), Series (electric motors running and petrol engine recharging the battery) and Parallel (both electric motors and petrol engine running).

Mitsubishi is saying that the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle will hit the market next year, after it will be officially presented to the public during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which will open its gates in September. The full production version of the Japanese crossover will have similar specifications to the concept, which means that the average fuel consumption will stand at an impressive 1.7 liters burned every 100 km (141.1 mpg US / 169.5 mpg UK). The “green” Outlander will have a total range of 800 km (497 miles) and it will emit less than 50 g/km. More details on the model will be announced at the French event this autumn.