Mitsubishi's Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUV will be hitting our shores this fall. Across the Pond, however, it's heading into more no-nonsense territory. That's because the Japanese automaker is making a commercial van variant of the plug-in hybrid for the UK.

Mitsubishi will start selling a model called the Outlander PHEV GX3h 4Work in the UK, Motoring Research says. Like the SUV, the model will pair a 2.0-liter gas engine with an electric motor and will have an all-electric range of 32 miles. The difference is that the back seats will be taken out and the glass will be blacked out. Hardcore, we say. The model will be priced at 36,905 British pounds (about $61,000), though buyers are eligible for a government grant worth 7,381 pounds ($12,200).

Mitsubishi plans to start selling the Outlander PHEV stateside in Fall 2015. The company said earlier this summer that the US version will be substantially different from the current version, with updates for everything from exterior and interior styling to powertrain efficiency improvements. The model had some battery-melting issues last year in Japan, though Mitsubishi ramped up its production once those problems were solved. Mitsubishi representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the commercial-van variant from AutoblogGreen, but we expect to be hearing more about it soon.


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      thecommentator2013
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      Voltec IS the platform!! Told ya'!!!
      jimmy_james44
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Good to see success for the most advanced Hybrid SUV out there.
      Actionable Mango
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      "Mitsubishi's Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUV will be hitting our shores this fall." "Mitsubishi plans to start selling the Outlander PHEV stateside in Fall 2015." Unless I've seriously lost track of time, this fall is not Fall 2015.
        DaveMart
        • 4 Hours Ago
        @Actionable Mango
        Designed by Professor Emmett Brown, perhaps? 'Great Scot!'