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Friday, December 30, 2011

By Pranjal Gera

Mitsubishi Outlander based new hybrid crossover in the making, expected in 2013

Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi is said to be in the process of bringing in a plug-in hybrid make based on the Mitsubishi Outlander. Though it is in the making, it will be in final shape by April 2013.

The crossover is believed to be powered by an electric motor and a petrol engine at varying speeds. This hybrid car could be the PX-MiEV II that Mitsubishi revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show as it has a lot of resemblances to Mitsubishi Outlander.

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The Mitsubishi Outlander based concept is designed to run on electric motor as well as a petrol engine. The petrol powertrain is expected to be a 2L petrol engine while there will also be a 80 HP, 60Kw electric motor to its help making the car really fuel efficient. As per reports, the new Mitsubishi car will run on electric motor for the first 50 kms and then as soon as the batteries start discharging, it will automatically switch to petrol mode thus recharging the battery.

Mitsubishi Outlander Pictures

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In long distance travels, the concept car enters the hybrid mode wherein the car is powered by both the electric motor and the fuel engine. With the hybrid technology in place, Mitsubishi could make the PX-MiEV II to go for 60 kms in one litre petrol and to a range of 800 km. This could be the smartest mileage from a crossover and it seems that this could be the future of crossovers across globe. However, it is in the test phase and will be launched in April 2013.

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Besides this, Mitsubishi also has invested its resources in the development of an electric powered light commercial truck. This will be a great option for intra city commercial transport and for farmers. This will see the dawn approximately in 2016.

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