The Japanese automaker, which has not shown us any new models lately, has moved to publish two teaser shots of the upcoming Outlander PHEV Concept-S, which will be officially revealed during October’s Paris Motor Show.
A small carmaker with a troubled financial history recently, Mitsubishi has enjoyed some appreciation on the European market from eco conscious drivers, enticed by the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model – the Outlander PHEV. The combination between a family-oriented SUV and the possibility to recharge its batteries from home or public outlets proved very enticing – especially in European countries that have a developed eco culture.
Now, the Concept-S is a “special package” for the standard model, which brings a host of exterior and interior styling updates “that magnify the Outlander PHEV’s unique driving experience.”
We expect no powertrain changes to the current Outlander PHEV setup, so clients will get the same 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that combines with two electric motors and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total output reaches 200 bhp (149 kW) and 249 lb-ft (337 Nm), good for 106 mph (170 km/h) and a 34 miles (55 km) range in electric mode or 547 miles (800 km) when driving as a normal hybrid.