Paris 2014: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Unveiled

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Mitsubishi has taken its Outlander PHEV upscale with the debut of the Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

A demonstration of what a future upscale offering will entail, the Concept-S has chrome accents, wrap-around headlamps, black woodgrain, leather seats and a center console meant to invoke traditional Japanese lacquered boxes.

Aside from the premium options, the Concept-S is like the other Outlander PHEVs with its 2-liter four-pot and twin-electric motors linked to a lithium-ion pack. Electric-only mode delivers a range of 32.5 miles, and offers 148 MPGe on the European cycle. The Outlander can also charge its battery pack while on the go.

Alas, it’ll be until 2016 at the earliest before North America finally receives its invitation to the Outlander PHEV party.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Stumpaster Stumpaster on Oct 02, 2014

    It ain't Grand Cherokee but the lines are nice and straight, nothing like Toyotas or lord forbid Lexuses. Now please tell me why it should totally suck because of some mechanical ailment.

  • RHD RHD on Oct 03, 2014

    The front end looks like they hit a flying squirrel at top speed.

  • THX1136 While reading the article a thought crossed my mind. Does Mexico have a fairly good charging infrastructure in place? Knowing that it is a bit poorer economy than the US relatively speaking, that thought along with who's buying came to mind.
  • Lou_BC Maybe if I ever buy a new car or CUV
  • Lou_BC How about telling China and Mexico, we'll accept 1 EV for every illegal you take off our hands ;)
  • Analoggrotto The original Tassos was likely conceived in one of these.
  • Lorenzo The unspoken killer is that batteries can't be repaired after a fender-bender and the cars are totaled by insurance companies. Very quickly, insurance premiums will be bigger than the the monthly payment, killing all sales. People will be snapping up all the clunkers Tim Healey can find.