2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front 3/4 view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear 3/4 view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front 3/4 view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear 3/4 view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander side view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander headlight
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander wheel
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander wheel detail
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander side mirror
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander taillight
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander badge
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander engine
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander engine
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander interior
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander interior
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander interior
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front seats
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear seats
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear cargo area
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear cargo area
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear cargo area
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear cargo area
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Mitsubishi is betting big on crossovers and EVs, and some promising stuff is in store for the end of this decade. But in the very near future, the first product in Mitsubishi's EV/CUV strategy will launch in the US: the 2017 Outlander PHEV will finally bow at the New York Auto Show in March.

I say "finally" because Mitsubishi already offers a plug-in Outlander in other markets, and overseas the PHEV crossover is off to a great start. Mitsubishi is seeing "great success in Europe," according to Ken Konieczka, the company's VP of sales operations. And when the Outlander PHEV launches in the US later this year, Konieczka thinks it'll attract a lot of new buyers to the Mitsubishi brand.

I got to see the 2017 Outlander PHEV at a small event in Detroit on Thursday. It's the only one in the country, and still has to undergo some more testing and development before the CUV ready for the spotlight. Perhaps that's why Mitsubishi parked it in a dark corner of Detroit's Garden Theater. Compared to the regular Outlander you see pictured here, the PHEV doesn't look all that different save some badges on the tailgate and front fenders and, of course, the charging port.

But that's not all Mitsubishi has in store for New York. The Mirage G4 sedan will also bow at that show, after its Canadian introduction at the Toronto Auto Show in February. Like the Outlander PHEV, the Mirage G4 already exists in other markets, and Mitsubishi says it has the largest interior volume of any sedan in its class.

More information about both models – including pricing and specifications – will be available when both cars hit the Javits Center stage in March.

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