Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the world debut of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model based on the Outlander PHEV 4WD SUV plug-in hybrid vehicle.
MMC also will be displaying total of 11 vehicles (5 on press day) including the Outlander PHEV rally car that competed in the FIA Asia Cross Country Rally 2014, European specification production models, the i-MiEV and other electric powered vehicles (electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV)).
The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV. The exterior and interior design are created under "Sporty and Sophisticated" design theme. The design expresses driving pleasure by delivering powerful and agile driving performance as well as quiet, advanced and high quality driving performance provided by its Twin Motor 4WD and Plug-in Hybrid EV System.
Meant to symbolize the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to Mitsubishi Motors’ SUVs, the front end design shields the Three-Diamond mark with bold chromed accent moldings on either side - a three dimensional effect - in a further suggestion of motion.
Wraparound headlamps contribute themselves to a sense of dynamism sweeping gently up and outwards.
This “protective theme” continues at the rear where similar symbolic chrome accents – topped by elongated combination lamps - run from tailgate to wings meant to express dynamic and innovative styling as if bracing the vehicle for better safety. The body color uses a brilliant “Platinum White” with glass flake finish.
Contrary to the sparkling exterior design, the “Black & Burgundy” color scheme interior design offers a refined quality passenger compartment.
In particular, Concept-S’ interior design makes use of painstakingly executed detailing to express precision, quality, craftsmanship and sophistication such as:
Furthermore, the seat upholstery forms a three-dimensional surface with horizontally-ribbed cushioning providing superior fit, while the use of trimming lines is formed so as to gently follow the body contours holding occupants snugly in place.
Silver accents of the trimming lines, curving around the seat, further enhance the perceived quality of the interior.
|Powertrain||Plug-in Hybrid EV System
(2 permanent magnet synchronous motors,
Lithimun-ion battery (12kWh),
2.0-liter 4-cyl. DOHC MIVEC gasoline engine)
|Drivetrain||Twin Motor 4WD|
MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV / Concept car.
The optimally honed body reveals sophisticated sensibility.
This athletic SUV creates driving pleasure with its whole body.
Nimble, smart and highly protective, the MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV boasts an athletic body with dynamic front-to-side character lines. Its newly developed FF-type Plug-in Hybrid EV System and more advanced active safety technology, made possible by Connected Car technology, deliver excellent agility, safety and eco performance. It’s a unique and spirited urban driving encounter. Experience the reliability and satisfaction of driving the MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV .
With the best of our accumulated electric vehicle technology, proven 4WD expertise and SUV know-how gathered, we created Outlander PHEV - the world’s first*1 4WD SUV Plug-in Hybrid EV. With high-output motors in the front and rear, the Outlander PHEV offers a new driving experience that no conventional 4WD vehicle can match.
※１As of November 2013, according to a Mitsubishi Motors survey
Controls for the drive battery, motors, engine and 4WD system are all integrated and the vehicle automatically selects the optimum drive mode (EV Drive Mode, Series Hybrid Mode or Parallel Hybrid Mode) depending on driving conditions and remaining drive battery power. With the EV Drive Mode selected,
the motors power the vehicle using electricity from the battery. In the Series Hybrid Mode, the motors power the vehicle using electricity generated by the engine when climbing hills or rapidly accelerating. In the Parallel Hybrid Mode, which activates when driving at high speed, the engine mainly powers the vehicle and the motors provide assistance when passing other vehicles, climbing steep hills, etc. So robust, clean driving can be appreciated at any time. When the drive battery runs low, the engine generates electricity to power the vehicle.
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