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It's like the plug-in Outlander is cursed.

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Minister of Internal Affairs hopes for a 652nd.

Ukraine is replacing its aging, Russian-made police vehicles with a greener option from Japan.

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It's coming to the US right quick.

Before it even arrives in the US, the Mitsubishi Outlander has sold 100,000 units. It's tremendously popular in Europe and Japan, and we'll get it soon.

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Any future Mitsubishi plug-in will likely be a CUV.

The arrival of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been pushed back so many times we've lost count. But now it's really only a few months away. Hopefully.

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally makes its way to the US at the New York Auto Show, and the plug-in hybrid crossover arrives at dealers this fall.

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Mitsubishi is heading to the Makuhari Messe for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon with a quartet of off-road concepts based on the Outlander PHEV crossover and Delica D5 minivan.

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And So Will The Mirage G4 Sedan

Mitsubishi will finally launch the Outlander plug-in hybrid in the US. The production model will bow at the New York Auto Show in March.

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Mitsubishi will axe the i-MiEV but will launch a trio of new or updated crossovers in the US before the end of the decade with EV or PHEV variants.

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Mitsubishi giving the refreshed Outlander PHEV its European debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Mitsubishi's save-the-date for the 2015 New York Auto Show in April gives the first official tease of the restyled Outlander.

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Poor exchange rates put a stop to Mitsubishi's plan to import a South Korean-buit midsize sedan from the Renault-Nissan Alliance into the US. However, the Japanese brand is not giving up on selling a future four-door here quite yet.

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Plug-In SUV Selling Like Gangbusters Everywhere Else

After multiple delays, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is being pushed back yet again for its US debut. The crossover is now set to launch on these shores in April 2016.

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Sometimes you need a second chance to get things right. Technologically, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a pretty cool vehicle, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and additional electric motors providing more thrust. However, the CUV never really looked the part for all of its innovation. The Mitsubishi designers are taking another crack with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and the vehicle shows what a massive improvement some tweaks can make.

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rumored to finally come to the US next fall as a 2016 model. In the meantime, the Japanese brand is showing off a concept for an Outlander plug-in at the Paris Motor Show in October with a massive improvement in styling and material quality that the automaker calls the "Sporty and Sophisticated" design theme.

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High Demand From Europe, Japan Mean No US Version For Now

It can be difficult to see from the US, where the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is not yet available, but the all-wheel drive SUV is a big hit in Europe and Japan. In fact, we learned at the Plug In 2014 Conference in San Jose, CA this week that Mitsubishi has sold over 33,000 copies of the PHEV around the world.

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While attending the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with Mitsubishi we got a chance to speak to three Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) executives about the Outlander PHEV, how the brand is strengthening its lineup and how it plans to promote that.

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It seems every time the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV makes the news the information concerns a delay, and the reason always centers on its batteries. Four months ago the culprit was restricted battery supply from Lithium Energy Japan, pushing the arrival to 2015. This time it's no different, with Automotive News reporting that a battery-related request made by California state regulators will push the Outlander PHEV arrival back to "late 2015 or early 2016."

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For UK buyers who are interested in a plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV just got a little bit sweeter. The reason is that the base model of the vehicle will be available with or without a plug for the same price at the base diesel model.

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The World Green Car of the Year will be announced at the New York Auto Show on April 17 – and it looks like hats may be tipping toward the BMW i3. Not only did it make the top five finalist list for World Green Car, it was also named a finalist for 2014 World Car of the Year and the World Car Design of the Year.

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Mitsubishi resumed full-scale battery production in August after a five-month shutdown due to a safety investigation. Supplier Lithium Energy Japan has been delivering 4,000 battery packs each month since September, but that's apparently still not enough to fill the overseas inventory pipeline for the Outlander PHEV and i subcompact EV while launching the Outlander PHEV here in the US. So instead of the previous tentative launch date of Fall 2014, the plug-in hybrid's Stateside on-sale date has

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Thanks to a production stoppage caused by battery issues and high demand from Japan and Europe, the US will just have to wait its turn to get the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. That's the news from Green Car Reports, which spoke to Bryan Arnett, senior manager of product strategy for Mitsubishi Motors North America, and learned that "a year from now" is the earliest that the plug-in hybrid SUV could reach our shores. That still fits into the original timeline for US sales, which were only promised a

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