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Mitsubishi | The plug-in Outlander gains autonomy

Mitsubishi recently lifted the veil on a whole new generation of its plug-in Outlander. It still relies on a configuration similar to that of the Toyota RAV4 Prime while increasing its range to no doubt hope to grab some sales in the process.

A cousin of the Nissan Rogue, this latest generation of the SUV, which in a way bridges the gap between compact and mid-size players, is making the transition to a configuration with two electric motors in its plug-in hybrid version. Thus, there is at the rear an independent engine of 100 kW (134 hp), while at the front, it is the combined duo of a four-cylinder 2.4 L of 131 hp and a second electric motor of 85 kW (114 hp).

The battery capacity grows from 13.4 kWh to 20 kWh, providing an estimated range of 87 km, a figure calculated according to the European cycle (WLTP). This figure will be revised downwards following the application of the North American protocol. Interestingly, the plug-in Outlander will be able to power electronic devices in a house in the event of a failure when its occupants are equipped with the necessary installation.

On sale from the second quarter of 2022.

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