Mitsubishi announced recently that a new Outlander plug-in will debut this year in the US. Though an Outlander PHEV has existed in Europe for some time, Mitsubishi has stalled in introducing her; but now, thanks to the massive success of the Outlander in the US market, the time has come.
The plug-in Outlander has a number of parts powering it, with its engine, front motor, Power Drive Unit, and generator situated in the front under the hood. The drive battery and rear motor are located along the bottom of the vehicle under the seats.
The new Outlander isn’t the only plug-in Mitsubishi coming to the US. Mitsubishi plans to introduce a small crossover in 2017 as a midpoint between the Outlander and compact Outlander Sport. And the Outlander and Outlander Sport are both due for major redesigns in 2017 and 2019. All three of these, including the new crossover, will be available as plug-in hybrids.