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Mitsubishi previews the US version of the Outlander PHEV and says it will launch in August


Mitsubishi Motors confirmed that its popular Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid will finally go on sales in the U.S. in August, or about 3 years after its initial launch.

The Outlander PHEV was first launched in Japan in January 2013, now exported to 48 countries. It currently as over 70,000 cumulative sales and often tops the list of best-selling plug-ins in the markets where it is sold.

It’s equipped with a twin motor 4WD drivetrain and a 12 kWh battery pack for about 32 NEDC-rated all-electric miles on a single charge. Mitsubishi plans to introduce new li-ion cells in its hybrid lineup, which could increase the range of the vehicle.

Autonews was at the sneak peek and reports that the company refused to reveal any specs of the US version, only a quick peek at the car itself, which at first glance isn’t very different than its international version. The US pricing is also unknown, but the Outlander PHEV starts at £34,304 ($51,600) in the UK.

Here’s the US version:

Mitsubishi outlander US

Picture via Autonews

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