Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander PHEV at the 2012 Paris Motor Show happening this September 27. The Outlander PHEV uses the Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain developed by MMC and derived from its lineup of all-electric models.

Outlander PHEV will be the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV and offers the best of three worlds: the environmental performance of an electric vehicle (EV), the cruising range of a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, and the on- and off-road performance of an SUV.

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Alongside the Outlander PHEV, MMC will be displaying a total of 11 vehicles on its stand at the Paris Motor Show, including the new European version of MMC’s global compact car, the Mirage; the ASX compact crossover which has been refreshed for the 2013 model year; and a display model of the i-MiEV Evolution 100% electric race-car which took part in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb held in the United States in August.

MMC will introduce Outlander PHEV in the Japanese market in early 2013 followed by Europe, North America, and other markets around the world.