Mitsubishi are teasing a new model for the Geneva Motor Show in March. Could it a be new Outlander based on the recent PX-MiEV II Concepts?
We’ve only just got over the Detroit Motor Show reveals, and car makers are already queuing up to tease us with offerings for the Geneva in March. Today it’s Mitsubishi’s turn with what they’re calling ‘…the world premiere of a strategic and innovative premium vehicle’. So what is it?
All we have to go on is Mitsubishi’s press release and the single image above. And apart from the line about an innovative premium vehicle, all Mitsubishi want to say is that this new car will ‘…reflect a gradual transformation in Mitsubishi’s design language’.
We could be completely wrong, but the teaser photo above does have more than a passing resemblance to the PX-MiEV concept we saw a couple of years ago, shown as the Mitsubishi PX-MiEV II in a mildly updated form at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show in November.
At the time we commented that Mitsubishi must be getting serious about the PX-MiEV with a second concept turning up, so we reckoned the production model – as a new Mitsubishi Outlander – would be close. And it looks like this could be it.
That will mean a new Outlander with an electric motor at each corner and a 1.6 litre four-pot as a range-extender all running through Mitsubishi’s S-AWC with claims of an 800km range and official average of 140mpg. Mitsubishi also claims the plug-in hybrid setup has the oomph of a 3.0 litre V6.
No doubt the Mitsubishi tease will reveal all in the next few weeks.