Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Goes Up-Market

Mike Schlee
by Mike Schlee

Mitsubishi is showing off a preview of what will eventually become a more premium version of the company’s Plug-In Hybrid Outlander Crossover.

Up front, chrome accents and wraparound headlamps have been added to this upscale Outlander. The rear also receives a refresh that includes more chrome accents and taillights that run the entire length of the lift gate.

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The inside is altered thanks to a “Black & Burgundy” coloring scheme. Highlights include black woodgrain, a center console designed to look like traditional Japanese lacquered boxes and upgrade leather seats.

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Like current road-going versions of the Outlander PHEV (a vehicle that has yet to go on sale in North America), the premium model will still use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine along with two electric motors and a lithium ion battery pack. Solely powered by electricity, it can travel up to 32.5 miles and offers 148 MPGe according to the European test cycle. Best of all, the Outlander can recharge its own battery while driving.

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Mike Schlee
Mike Schlee

A 20+ year industry veteran, Mike rejoins the AutoGuide team as the Managing Editor. He started his career at a young age working at dealerships, car rentals, and used car advertisers. He then found his true passion, automotive writing. After contributing to multiple websites for several years, he spent the next six years working at the head office of an automotive OEM, before returning back to the field he loves. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). He's the recipient of a feature writing of the year award and multiple video of the year awards.

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