Paris Motor Show LIVE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV image

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been officially presented to the public for the first time during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

After the Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has released the first details of the Outlander PHEV earlier this month, the model is ending up in our news once again. Mitsubishi says that the “green” SUV has been based on the PX-MiEV II Concept and it’s a final production version. 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 axle), along with a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motors produce 81 HP (82 PS / 60 kW) and 195 Nm of torque (144 lb-ft).

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can travel on electric power alone up to 55 km (34 miles) and it has a total range of 880 km (547 miles), burning an average of 1.6 liters of fuel every 100 km (61 km/L / 172.3 mpg UK / 143.5 mpg US). The Outlander PHEV will go on sale in Japan in early 2013 and right after that it will be launched in Europe and eventually in the United States.