Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II SUV – Green light for Production.
Indications from Mitsubishi are that the PHEV and BEV product line up continues to grow momentum in line with the world shift away from old Internal Combustion Engine technology.
This month we received confirmation from Mitsubishi that in addition to the new Outlander PHEV we will see the new eX all electric model compact SUV with a 400km range and a 45kWh drive battery. The new eX should be released in Australia in 2018 and will compete with vehicles like the new Tesla Model 3 at a mass market price bracket.
New XR Midsize PHEV from Mitsubishi.
The other big news was that instead of an ASX PHEV model in the midsize bracket, Mitsubishi will be producing the new XR-PHEV II concept as an ASX sized PHEV and it should hit the road by 2019.
Mitsubishi and Nissan join Forces.
Recent announcements Nissan taking a 34% interest in Mitsubishi. The Renault-Nissan group now combining with Mitsubishi will to accelerate PHEV and BEV product developments. Big signals are emerging that senior management are stepping up moves to ensure both companies are well positioned with products in the Plug-In Vehicle market.
Nissan and Mitsubishi are both developing new long range battery technologies and will combine their capabilities to accelerate in a highly dynamic world demanding low – zero emission vehicles. Nissan will now access Mitsubishi’s PHEV expertise and it won’t be long before we see a line up of Nissan PHEV SUV’s and workhorses like the Nissan Pathfinder and Navarra.