The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has become a certifiable hit in Europe, thanks to its ability to hold seven-passengers and deliver car-like fuel economy. Mitsubishi seems ready to highlight the performance benefits of the Outlander PHEV now, with the upcoming “Concept-S” promising to be “Sporty & Sophisticated”.
Mitsubishi is currently readying an Outlander PHEV for the US market that has higher-quality materials American consumers have come to expect, but over in Europe they’re already working a performance version of the plug-in hybrid SUV.
Details on the Outlander PHEV Concept-S are limited to the above teaser picture, as well as a brief press release that talks about a “refined” interior and exterior design and the “unique driving experience” of the dual-powertrain Outlander PHEV.
Personally, i’m hoping the 4×4 system gets played up, as well as Mitsubishi’s recent rally successes with mildly modified versions of the Outlander PHEV. Few automakers have been willing to expose their hybrids to the extreme elements the way Mitsubishi has, which I think speaks volumes about their confidence in their product.
The Outlander PHEV Concept-S will debut at the Paris Auto Show in October, and the regular Outlander PHEV will hopefully reach American shores next year.