Mitsubishi revealed teaser image and it says the plug-in Outlander will "share its architecture with the soon-to-be-launched New Outlander's ICE editions. "Mitsubishi also asserts the Outlander will "be the first permanent 4WD electric cars in sequence manufacture."
The latest Outlander PHEV will have 3 drive modes, all of which are 4 WD: Pure (all-electric drive), Series (electric drive, supported by the gas generator) and Parallel (ICE engine supported by Twin Motor 4WD). Mitsubishi says the New Outlander PHEV will have a total driving range of 800 km (497 miles) and emit fewer than 50 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
As formerly noted, the PHEV version of the Outlander should appear in the spring of 2013. Given the coming pack of plug-in crossovers if Mitsubishi can get the cost moderately low, compared to the Nissan Leaf, without creating it quite as spartan, this thing could carve out a niche for itself. For the instant, although, it sounds like Mitsubishi is only leaving to sell the new Outlander PHEV in Europe.