Presumably this autumn in the Russian market should see the world’s first electric crossover 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which has already managed to get several prestigious awards, including «RJC Technology of the Year 2014″, and also took part in the race «Renewable Energies» in Monte -Karl.
The Japanese company’s new product is positioned as electric vehicle with extended-range, but according to the standard classification should be considered a new crossover hybrid car, so we break the common rules will not.
Visually the hybrid crossover 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander the PHEV does not differ from the updated standard 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander third generation, which in our market is already sold.
The main difference – it is understated in a hybrid version 1.5 centimeters high ground clearance (up to 19 centimeters).
This stems from the installed batteries under the floor.
Another visible difference from the usual crossover is to have a special name plate on the tailgate.
In addition, hybrid 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the basic version is equipped with a fully equip the rear LED optics, which differs completely transparent lenses.
Making electric cabin also copied to the standard version of the crossover.
However, the Japanese engineers have installed in the center console more “hybrid” controls, put another dashboard, and significantly improved sound insulation, so that the cabin could not hear extraneous noise that standard crossover simply drowned out the engine running.
In connection with the transition to a hybrid traction Japanese engineers had to sacrifice volume of the luggage compartment, which is reduced to 463 liters.
In addition, 10 liters capacity decreased and the fuel tank.
The main feature of the new crossover is in a power plant, and the principle of its work.
Electric 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be the first in the domestic market model that combines serial and parallel principles of the hybrid power plant.
This means that the machine is able to ride both on electricity, using the motor as a generator podzaryadochnogo and combining the transmission of thrust from the electric motors and internal combustion engine to the wheels.
We now turn directly to the technical stuffing of the car.
New 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is equipped with a 4-cylinder gasoline 2-liter engine from the usual Outlander, but this deforsirovan engine to 121 horsepower.
Peak torque is 186 Newton here-meters.
When it comes to motors, then on each axis is set in one synchronized 82-horsepower electric motor with permanent magnets.
Maximum torque is 137 Nm are at the front and 195 Nm at the rear.
As a result, Hybrid 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is able to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in about 11 seconds.
Its top speed reaches 170 kilometers / hour.
On only the most electric-powered model is able to overcome about 55 kilometers, while accelerating to 120 km / h speed.
As stated in the Japanese company, without refueling fuel total stock of cars running is about 875 kilometers.
Crossover received lithium-ion battery capacity of 12 kW / h, that of the home network is fully charged in about 5 hours and are charged at 80 per cent in just 30 minutes on a special battery stations.
At the core of the new 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the chassis of the standard Outlander crossover, but with the use of electric Twin Motor 4WD, combined with a complete S-AWC drive without a propeller shaft.
This is not yet known how the car changed permeability, but the Japanese have assured that the off-road quality trends remained the same.
It is worth noting that the Russian market will be available with a crossover migrated suspension, auxiliary heating and improved insulation.
In our country, the novelty has already passed all the necessary tests, her debut in the Moscow International Motor Show, and already in the beginning of autumn will begin official sales in August 2014 year.
Russian version of the hybrid cost 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is not yet announced, but many experts agree on the figure of the order of 2 million rubles.