Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S at 2014 Paris motor show

Published: 02 September 2014

This is the first – somewhat restricted – look at the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, due to be unveiled at this autumn’s Paris motor show.

It’s a smarter adaptation of the existing Outlander plug-in hybrid road car.

Mitsubishi describes it thus: ‘The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model MMC proposes as a special package of the Outlander PHEV production model that has a refined interior and exterior design that magnifies the Outlander PHEV’s unique driving experience.’

Not a huge amount to go on then.

‘The Outlander PHEV Concept-S takes “Sporty and Sophisticated” as the theme for its design,’ continues today’s announcement. ‘This refined design expresses the unique combination of spirited 4×4 performance from its twin-motor PHEV system, soothing silent running, and superior on-road performance.’

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: a quick history lesson

It’s two years since Mitsubishi unveiled the production Outlander PHEV at the 2012 Paris show.

Looks to us like a smarter repositioning of the clever-clogs Outlander to reflect better its cutting-edge hybrid power train.

The PHEV uses a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a pair of electric motors. Combined result? Around 200bhp, a claimed 148mpg economy figure and CO2 output of just 44g/km.

Mitsubishi charges between £28,249 and £34,999 for the Outlander PHEV in the UK, after the government incentive.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet