Mitsubishi will reveal its Outlander plug-in hybrid at the Paris Motor Show in September ahead of its UK launch next year.
The Japanese brand says the 4WD model will be an EV-based vehicle supplemented by a petrol engine when needed – which it believes is a solution “more suited to global markets than diesel”.
The model will feature a PHEV drive train combination of front electric motor, rear electric motor and front traction/generator petrol engine which will give customers a choice of three driving modes.
Mitsubishi says its plug-in hybrid system will give a driving range of over 500 miles and a tailpipe CO2 target of below 50g/km.
Mitsubishi will also be showing off “further premieres” at the show aimed at European customers which will likely be a production version of its new small car model codenamed Mirage which will replace the Colt.