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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:37 pm

mxp wrote:Just wondering if anyone else here find the position of the charging port in the rear quarter panel to be problematic.

I don't understand why the vehicle designers had to pick the rear quarter panel. The MiEV has it in the same location.... :-(
Agreed that is an issue. I've seen some PiP's at work, which also have their port in the rear quarter, have to back into charging spaces to get the cord to reach. Many EVSE have 18' cords which barely reach the back. My Volt has also been a bit an issue at times as well, with its front left location, when I've had to park in the left spot of a public charger. A couple times I've had to stretch the cord over my hood. I definitely have to give Nissan credit for their location on the Leaf right front and center.

Still, this would only be a minor issue for me with the Outlander.
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:18 pm

If I may quote from the movie Napoleon Dynamite :lol: -"I want that." Too bad I just bought a 2013 Ford Escape.

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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:32 pm

JouleThief wrote:
mxp wrote:Just wondering if anyone else here find the position of the charging port in the rear quarter panel to be problematic.

I don't understand why the vehicle designers had to pick the rear quarter panel. The MiEV has it in the same location.... :-(
Having the PiP charging port on the right rear panel has worked out great for us. The LEAF takes the right parking position in the driveway, the PiP takes the left. We park the cars in a slightly off set manner so that the cable can be drawn from the Blink on the back of the house across in front of the LEAF and into the port of the PiP. No shifting around of cars required.
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:05 pm

Rear port is a problem. For us even the side port would be a problem - since after putting cars, the space is tight. The side port would mean we can easily walk between the two cars or on the side (carrying stuff). Leaf's front charging port is truly out of the way, even though connecting it is somehwat cumbersome.
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:27 pm

JouleThief wrote:Mitsubishi said it will be released here in Jan 2014. I agree it would be nice if it came sooner, they claim it's due to the additional regulatory requirements here.

I don't think they're in the same position as the MiEV, however. There is no other comparable vehicle currently scheduled to intercept the market earlier. GM may be positioned to reveal a Voltec based SUV but given there haven't been any announcments to that effect it would seem unlikely they will have anything sooner than Mitsu
That is possible. I guess, currently only GM would be the competitor - unless Toyota suddenly announces a plugin Rav4 or Honda does that with CRV.

One thing that happened last time was the unexpected Leaf announcement that derailed Mitsu plans for i.
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:43 pm

FYI, Mitsubishi Motors North America headquarters on Katella in Cypress had a 2014 Outlander GT in their parking lot this morning! I grabbed a couple of shots as I was L3 charging. Pictures in this post. Anybody want to stop by during business hours and see if they can talk someone into a test drive? Pretty please? And bring a tape measure to get (and post!) the interior head- & legroom... :D
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:13 pm

Here's another Mitsubishi website with information on the (non-PHEV) Outlander - this time in English (New Zealand). Still no passenger specs (head/legroom), alas, but more pretty pictures and a downloadable brochure (and more detailed cargo area specs).

The wait goes on... :|
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:30 pm

BTW, Statik thinks the price will be well north of 40k. If so, a lot of us will be disappointed.
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:42 pm

evnow wrote:BTW, Statik thinks the price will be well north of 40k. If so, a lot of us will be disappointed.
I wonder why he thinks that? So far it's been priced below the Volt in other markets.
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to come by Mar-2013

Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:54 pm

evnow wrote:BTW, Statik thinks the price will be well north of 40k. If so, a lot of us will be disappointed.
Who is "Statik" and what is "well north of 40k"? So far it's all just speculations. According to this article they are planning to target in below Volt pricing in Australia (which is 59k)

http://www.caradvice.com.au/204550/mits ... ug-in-suv/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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