Published on 09 Jul 2012 by Elxwave
The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV won’t be the only car with a low environmental impact in the Mitsubishi’s new line-up. Lance Bradley, Managing Director at Mitsubishi UK, has revealed that within the next four years all models will be offered with a hybrid or electric powertrain, as an alternative to the more traditional internal combustion engine. The first car to receive this treatment will be the Outlander PhEV, for which we can expect performance similar to a 3.0-litre V6 combined to manageable running costs.
Bradley has not yet revealed which cars will receive an electric motor and which a hybrid system. However, Autocar speculates that medium to larger models – i.e. the Mitsubishi ASX - will mount plug-in hybrid platforms, while compact cars will be equipped with electrical units. Specifically speaking, the aforementioned ASX and the Lancer will benefit from such a powertrain, while the Mirage city car will be offered as an EV. A hybrid or electric system will also be available for commercial vehicles and pick-ups such as the L200.