Evolution of Mitsubishi's 2013 XR-PHEV will be powered by an updated plug-in hybrid system
3 March 2015

Mitsubishi has revealed its XR-PHEV II concept car at the Geneva motor show.

The crossover concept, which is described as a “declaration of intent” for the brand, is an evolution of 2013’s XR-PHEV concept and points towards a future performance crossover that would sit below the Outlander PHEV.

Measuring 4.49m long, 1.89m wide and 1.62m high, the XR-PHEV II concept gets Mitsubishi’s large central grille design, as well as traditional SUV styling traits.

Mitsubishi says the two-wheel-drive concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain designed for front-engine, front-wheel-drive models and will come with a “high-output” electric motor offering a “low environmental impact, dynamic agility and athletic design”.

The updated plug-in hybrid system, which combines a conventional internal combustion engine with a newly developed electric motor and 12kWh battery, emits 40g/km of CO2 and produces 160bhp.

Depending on driving conditions and remaining battery charge, the system automatically switches between all-electric, 'series hybrid' or 'parallel hybrid' modes. The driver can also manually select the driving mode by switching between 'battery save' or 'battery charge' modes.

Inside, the XR-PHEV II features an aluminium frame that spreads out sideways from the centre console, while Mitsubishi says the cockpit is driver-focused with controls falling close to hand.

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27 January 2015
The important bit here is "operate on electric power alone for 53 miles". Most Hybrids go around 30 miles max to be eligible for the gov. grant so it's good to see the range getting extended to the point of 80% of the journey for 90% (in my case anyhow) of the time before any petrol gets burnt. By the way I see lots of PHEV Outlanders so they must be doing something right, and not just a healthy tax saving.

 

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26 February 2015
Sorry but I can't find "operate on electric power alone for 53 miles" anywhere in the article? Or anywhere else online.

27 February 2015
Check the date of my post out, the article was different then. Most people know there's been problems with old posts against updated articles.

 

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