Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014
Tokyo, August 27, 2014 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) presented the world's first fourwheel drive
(4WD) SUV plugin hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV at the Moscow International
Automobile Salon 2014*1 (Moscow International Motor Show). The sales of the Outlander PHEV will start in
Russia from September, 2014. In addition two concept models, the MITSUBISHI Concept GCPHEV*2
andMITSUBISHI Concept XRPHEV*3, will also be displayed, for a total of 12 models.
The Outlander PHEV comes with the advanced Plugin Hybrid EV System based on the electric vehicle (EV)
technology of the 100% electric iMiEV, achieving superior environmental performance together with great
economic efficiency, offering environmentallyfriendly allelectric operation for everyday use and mainly
motorpowered hybrid operation for longer journeys. Through its Twin Motor 4WD system with independent
motors in front and rear, smooth acceleration and quietness of a luxury car are achieved.
In addition to the Outlander PHEV, MMC presents two more options utilizing PHEV systems suitable for
different markets or segments through two PHEV concept models:
● Concept GCPHEV: a nextgeneration fullsize PHEV SUV with fulltime 4WD. Its frontengine,
rearwheel drive PHEV architecture includes a 3.0liter V6 supercharged MIVEC*4 petrol engine
mated to an eightspeed automatic gearbox, a highoutput motor and a highcapacity battery to
deliver allterrain performance truly worthy of an allround SUV.
● Concept XRPHEV: a nextgeneration compact plugin hybrid electric crossover, which offers
"driving pleasure" through use of a frontwheel drive layout PHEV system including a 1.1liter
directinjection turbocharged MIVEC petrol engine, a lightweight, compact and highefficiency
motor and a highcapacity battery.
At today's media briefing Mr. Tetsuro Aikawa, President and COO of MMC touched on the significance of
the Russian market: "Like the title of our New Stage 2016 business plan, we are working toward a 'new
stage of growth' and Russia is one the most important markets in achieving the business plan's goals." Then
Mr. Aikawa spoke on the Outlander PHEV: "The Outlander PHEV is the culmination of our electric vehicle
technology, SUV knowhow, and fourwheel drive/fourwheel drive control technologies. This is the only
twinmotor fourwheel drive plugin hybrid in the world."