With a long-standing tradition of pioneering technologies and a presence in 160+ world markets, Mitsubishi is very well equipped to embrace the structural re-shaping affecting the global auto industry, whether geographical or environmental.
From the specific demands of the newly emerging markets (affordable, robust yet contemporary vehicles) to the renewed interest of mature areas (down-sized / lighter / more fuel-efficient automobiles), Mitsubishi has pragmatically committed its engineering resources to satisfy these new needs, as highlighted in its “Jump 2013” business plan with clear targets (20% of EVs and PHEVs by 2020).
Unveiled last September at the Paris Motor Show and retailed in Japan since January, Outlander PHEV will be launched in Europe from the summer of this year:
- The first mainstream car from a major manufacturer developed from the outset with built-in provisions for either ICE or PHEV power-trains.
- Similar interior and cargo space as Outlander ICE (463 l or a decrease of only 14 litres – 5-seater).
- EV-based architecture:
- At the front:
- 2.0 liter (87 kW) petrol engine
- 60 kW electric motor + inverter – 137 Nm
- 70 kW generator
- In the middle, under the floor:
- 12 kWh, 80 cells, Lithium-Ion battery pack
- At the rear:
- 60 kW electric motor + inverter – 195 Nm
- No gearbox (as for EVs).
- Front wheels driven by petrol engine through gear train (when in Parallel Hybrid Mode).
- Permanent electric 4WD (“Twin-motor 4WD“) w/ each motor driving its own axle independently for optimal Fr/Rr torque split.
- Lancer Evolution-derived S-AWC (“Super All Wheel Control“) for smooth, seamless driving and increased active safety.
- Low centre of gravity and excellent Fr/Rr weight distribution (55% – 45%).
- Towing capacity of ± 1,500 kg
- Automatic selection of Drive Modes, all engaged alternatively according to driving conditions – i.e. not sequentially:
- Pure EV
- Series Hybrid
- Parallel Hybrid
- Multiple charging possibilities :
- Plug-in normal charging (4 hours for a full charge – 240V – 15 A).
- Plug-in normal quick (30 mn for to 80% charge – CHAdeMO standard).
- On the go in Series and Parallel Hybrid modes.
- Through Regenerative Braking.
- « Battery Charge Mode » – autonomous charging through the petrol engine when no power source is available (e.g. outdoors).
- In addition, Outlander PHEV also features:
- « Battery Save Mode» – switch on the centre console.
- « B – Mode» w/paddles, to increase regenerative breaking.
- WiFi charging monitoring through Smartphone.
- Minimum impact
- 44 g/km – tailpipe CO2 emissions.
- 1.9 l/100 km.
- Maximum usability :
- 52 km of range / over 120 km/h (where legal) in Pure EV Mode.
- 897 km of total range (as per Japan’s JC08 mode)
|- Front engine:||2.0 l petrol (87 kW)|
|- Front motor + inverter:||60 kW (82 ps) / 137 Nm|
|- Generator:||70 kW (95 ps)|
|- Drive battery pack:||300V – 12 kWh, 80 cells, Lithium-Ion|
|- Rear motor + inverter:||60 kW (82 ps) / 195 Nm|
- Permanent electric ”Twin Motor 4WD”
- Electronically-controlled drive from motors to wheels – independent front to rear
- Integrated ”Super All Wheel Drive Control” module
- Front wheels also driven by petrol engine through gear train (Parallel Hybrid Mode only)
- On the move :
- Regenerative braking
- « Battery Charge Mode » autonomous charging
- Network :
- 4 hours – normal charging (240V / 15A)
- 30 minutes – quick charging / up to 80% (CHAdeMO standard)
- Maximum driving range: 897 km
- Range in Pure EV Mode: 52 km
- Fuel consumption: 1.9 l/100 km
- CO2emissions: 44 g/km
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h