Mitsubishi will launch a plug-in hybrid SUV in 2013

Mitsubishi will launch a SUV in 2013 with plug-in hybrid technology. The model will be the series version of PX-MiEV concept, exposed at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009, said Yoshikazu Nakamura, in an interview for Automotive News. The hybrid SUV proposed by the Japanese house will measure approximately 450cm in length and will have AWD.

The model will be powered by a 1.6 liter gasoline engine combined with two electric engines. PX-MiEV series version will only run 50 km with electric units. The car will be sold in countries such as China, India and Brazil. Thereafter, the hybrid technology will debut on next-generation of Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Those from Mitsubishi were the first to launch a mass-produced electric model, namely i-MiEV. On the same platform are also developed French versions of Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn with the same technical assumptions: the electric motor develops 64 hp and 180 Nm of torque.

The model offers the autonomy of 150 km, with the possibility of rapid recharging of batteries (80%) in about 30 minutes and a maximum speed of 130 km/h.

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