Mitsubishi today starts retail sales of its Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (or “PHEV”) with the first units reaching The Netherlands.
Much expected by dealers and customers in a region forecasted to be its largest global market, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has already achieved over 10,000 signed orders across Europe since December 2012.
Managing a fine balance between production capacity and overall demand, Mitsubishi will launch Outlander PHEV sequentially in Europe, starting with selected PHEV markets (The Netherlands, Nordic countries, etc) from this month onwards.
Quite competitive (purchase price and running costs), the EU-specs Outlander PHEV only differs from its Japanese market equivalent in complying with mandatory EU regulations and with a chassis fine-tuned to better suit European driving style.
As a reminder, essential EU market performance figures for the (permanent electric ”Twin Motor 4WD”) Outlander PHEV include:
- Maximum driving range : 824 km
- Range in Pure EV Mode : 52 km
- Fuel consumption : 1.9 l/100 km
- CO2 emissions: 44 g/km
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h
- 5 hours – normal charging
- 30 minutes – quick charging / up to 80%
- Towing capacity: 1,500 kg (w/brakes)
- Curb weight: 1810 kg