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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

After a long wait, America will see the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV land on our shores this fall as a 2017 model. The plug-in hybrid is already the top-selling PHEV in Europe, according to Mitsubishi. It uses a two-electric motor hybrid power system joined by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine.

European models have an electric-only range of about 32 miles, but figures for the U.S. version (using U.S. measuring standards) have yet to be released. The Mitsubishi hybrid system uses one electric motor and the gasoline engine to provide power to the front wheels, while a second electric motor powers the rear wheels, balancing power to provide optimal traction in varying driving conditions.