Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV City Cruiser Rides Low, Slow


The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won’t arrive in the U.S. until 2015, but it already has sales traction in Japan and the Japanese automaker brought a custom version to the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Customizing hybrids and electric vehicles is popular in Japan, where the electrified vehicles have become more common than in the U.S. This example, called the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV City Cruiser, proves that there’s an aftermarket for everything.

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Lowered on HKS Hipermax coilovers, the Outlander PHEV features 20-inch wheels from Rays wrapped with Toyo tires. The exterior has been accented with a more aggressive front add-on while the interior benefits from a set of Bride seats.

Last year, Mitsubishi sold 8,100 Outlander PHEVs in Japan, which is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a pair of electric motors and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It’s good for an all-electric range of 34 miles with a total driving range of 547 miles.

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