PHEV PUSH IN NEXT MODELS
IT will be a long time between drinks for the Mitsubishi line-up. Literally for the Outlander PHEV, which claims 1.9L/100km, but also unfortunately for fresh product.
There will be a new Triton ute later this year, a Pajero next year ... and don’t hold your breath for the Lancer to replace the CJ series that’s been around since 2007.
On the brighter side, Mitsubishi Motors reckons plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles will account for about 20 per cent of its production by 2020.
The next-generation Pajero will borrow heavily from the GC-PHEV seen at the Tokyo show with 3.0-litre supercharged V6, 70kW electric motor and eight-speed auto. It promises 40km EV range and hybrid thirst of 6.6L/100km.
The next ASX, ostensibly model year 2015, was previewed in the compact XR-PHEV concept, with 85km electric-only range and claimed 3.5L/100km.