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Mitsubishi Unveils XR-PHEV II Concept Ahead of Geneva

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/25/2015 Conner Golden
Mitsubishi Unveils XR-PHEV II Concept Ahead of Geneva

Mitsubishi pulled the covers off an updated plug-in hybrid electric concept crossover SUV ahead of the official debut at the 2015 Geneva auto show. Called the XR-PHEV II, the crossover is an evolution on the XR-PHEV, which debuted at the 2013 Paris auto show (pictured below).


Visually, the changes from the original XR-PHEV are minor. Close inspection reveals the front grille now has a trapezoidal section in the lower portion, and there are some new chrome-accented vents. Revised headlights and wheels round out the slight changes to the concept.

According to Mitsubishi, the XR-PHEV II previews a future crossover model situated beneath the current Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. The XR-PHEV II, should it see full production, would be the second plug-in hybrid vehicle from Mitsubishi after the Outlander PHEV.

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Mitsubishi XR PHEV II Geneva© Provided by MotorTrend Mitsubishi XR PHEV II Geneva

Details on the powertrain of the XR-PHEV II are meager, aside from confirmation that the XR is front-wheel drive. It uses a 160-hp electric motor paired to a traditional combustion engine, which serves its purpose primarily as a generator for the battery when the battery is depleted. If needed, the engine can also supply power to help drive the front wheels.

Mitsubishi seems focused on developing a full range of PHEV and full-blown plug-in electric vehicles. Their off-beat i-MiEV electric car is still on sale, despite lackluster sales. Mitsubishi announced package updates for the 2016 i-MiEV, including an all-new navigation package.

The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II makes its official debut at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

Source: Mitsubishi

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