MITSUBISHI chief Shiraji-san says PHEVs, EVs and SUVs are what now define the company.
At the Paris Motor Show – where the firm unveiled the PHEV Ground Tourer Concept car which points towards the look of the next generation Outlander hybrid – Shiraji-san revealed the firm had now sold 1110,000 PHEVs worldwide.
‘To our great delight the Outlander was the best-selling PHEV in Europe last year and continues to be number one this year,’ he said.
He also revealed that the firm will soon launch a pure electric SUV with a range of 240 miles based on the eX Concept car.
He said: ‘Electric vehicle technology is evolving so fast. We will launch a pure electric SUV in the near future with a 400km range based on this concept car.’
He added that Mitsubishi believes demand for electric-powered SUVs will only continue to grow and that its model line-up will cater for this.
The Mitsubishi GT PHEV concept. Look it’s all twirly and everything https://t.co/y9nv1czrij
— James Baggott (@CarDealerEd) September 29, 2016
The new GT PHEV Grand Tourer concept, pictured at top and above, which debuted on the firm’s stand, is a possible look at what the next plug-in hybrid will look like from Mitsubishi.
Shiraji-san said that with a 120km range and triple motor 4wd, it’s a car that can be enjoyed every day and mostly driven as a pure EV on a single drive. In total, the car will have a 1,000km range when driven on a combination of electric and engine drive.
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