PHEV PUSH IN NEXT MOD­ELS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - News -

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.

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