Jose Altoveros / Mitsubishi Motors | October 17, 2017 18:07
Mitsubushi Model A receives Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid powertrain
To celebrate Mitsubishi's 100 year anniversary, the Japanese automaker has teamed up with West Coast Custom to build a special vehicle, in order to commemorate this historic event called the Re-Model A.
The Re-Model A is based on two Mitusbishi vehicles from different eras – A 1917 Model A and a more current Outlander PHEV. As the name suggest, the Re-Model A will use the platform of the modern Outlander PHEV, but use the Model A's classic design as a body. All of the modern day technology found on the Outlander PHEV will also be carried over such as the All-Wheel Control system, Plug-In charging capabilities, Forward Collision Mitigation and Smartphone Display Audio.
It will be built at the West Coast Customs facility in California and will make its debut in a special episode of Inside West Coast Customs show. Those interested in seeing the Model A and the Outland PHEV can catch the show when it premieres on November 6. The show will hightlight the complete build of the Re-Model A from conceptualizing it to the first drive.
Following its on-air premiere, the Re-Model A will then be displayed at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show this coming December. It is likely that it will be displayed together with the upcoming Outlander PHEV which is could make its US debut at the same time.
Once revealed, the Re-Model A is said to combine both past and present at Mitsubishi Motors; the union of heritage and innovation of over 100 years of Mitsubishi. Watch the teaser trailer above to see how West Coast Customs combines the Outlander PHEV and the Model A into one.