They are showing us the PHEV version of the Outlander. That’s really it.
This is what MMC say about their car: “The Outlander PHEV was first launched in Japan in January 2013 as the world’s first plug-in hybrid 4WD SUV. Now exported to 48 countries including those in Europe, it is the world’s fastest selling PHEV with cumulative sales of some 70,000 units.” I didn’t know that but also don’t know enough about the subject to detect PR blather. I had to do some research to see what else Mitsubishi is offering. There are nine vehicles as listed at their website: New Outlander PHEV, the
New Outlander PHEV Baja Portalegre 500 rally car, New Outlander, L200 (Double Cab), i-MiEV, Space Star, Pajero, ASX , Lancer Sportback. At random I had a look to see what the ASX is. It’s an RVR under another name.
Don’t Mitsubishi have an odd range? They are in transition from petrol engines to hybrids and electric cars and this is where they are at now. Being a Mitsubishi dealer must be difficult. As ever, I went to the Japanese part of the internet and found a wider range of cars than is offered in the EU. It is just strange. This is the Lancer Cargo:
The Proudia Dignity sits strangely among the rest of the cars. There are electric cars, PHEV’s, Kei cars, the nearly-dead Lancer Evolution, a pick-up truck, vans and microbuses. And then a big, ornate, four-door saloon. Imagine seeing a top hat on sale with work boots, protective gloves, ear plugs and boilersuits.