Mitsubishi Motors lineup at Moscow International Automobile Salon

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Mitsubishi Motors lineup at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) presented the world’s first four-wheel drive (4WD) SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV at the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014*1(Moscow International Motor Show). The sales of the Outlander PHEV will start in Russia from September, 2014. In addition two concept models, the MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV*2 and MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV*3, will also be displayed, for a total of 12 models.
The Outlander PHEV comes with the advanced Plug-in Hybrid EV System based on the electric vehicle (EV) technology of the 100% electric i-MiEV, achieving superior environmental performance together with great economic efficiency, offering environmentally-friendly all-electric operation for everyday use and mainly motor-powered hybrid operation for longer journeys. Through its Twin Motor 4WD system with independent motors in front and rear, smooth acceleration and quietness of a luxury car are achieved.
Outlander PHEV (Russia-spec)
Outlander PHEV (Russia-spec)
In addition to the Outlander PHEV, MMC presents two more options utilizing PHEV systems suitable for different markets or segments through two PHEV concept models:
Concept GC-PHEV: a next-generation full-size PHEV SUV with full-time 4WD. Its front-engine, rear-wheel drive PHEV architecture includes a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC*4 petrol engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, a high-output motor and a high-capacity battery to deliver all-terrain performance truly worthy of an all-round SUV.
Concept XR-PHEV: a next-generation compact plug-in hybrid electric crossover, which offers “driving pleasure” through use of a front-wheel drive layout PHEV system including a 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC petrol engine, a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor and a high-capacity battery.
At today’s media briefing Mr. Tetsuro Aikawa, President and COO of MMC touched on the significance of the Russian market: “Like the title of our New Stage 2016 business plan, we are working toward a ‘new stage of growth’ and Russia is one the most important markets in achieving the business plan’s goals.” Then Mr. Aikawa spoke on the Outlander PHEV: “The Outlander PHEV is the culmination of our electric vehicle technology, SUV knowhow, and four-wheel drive/four-wheel drive control technologies. This is the only twin-motor four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in the world.”
*1:August 27 through September 7 (opens to the general public on August 28). For more information please visit
*2:GC: Grand Cruiser. Named to bring the vision of an imposing yet eco-friendly vehicle speeding across a vast terrain
*3:XR: X(cross)over Runner. Naming combines the concept’s stylish crossover lines with peppy and dimple performance around town.
*4:Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system

Mitsubishi Motors lineup at Moscow International Automobile Salon

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