1917 Mitsubishi refitted with modern Outlander plug-in hybrid powertrain

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What’s outdated is new once more, at the very least at Mitsubishi.

The three-diamond model is celebrating its centennial this 12 months. To mark the event, the model tapped West Coast Customs to construct a 1917 Mannequin A—Mitsubishi’s first automotive, as its identify implies—with a plug-in hybrid powertrain plucked from the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Fittingly, it is known as the Mitsubishi Re-Mannequin A.

The brass-era automotive with a contemporary coronary heart will make its debut on the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Present in November, however it can first seem on a particular episode of “Inside West Coast Customs” on November 6.

The ultimate product will function the unique Mannequin A’s whole body, however beneath, will probably be fairly trendy. Two electrical motors and a 12-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery will present energy alongside a 2.Zero-liter inline-Four engine for a mixed output of 197 horsepower whereas Mitsubishi’s Tremendous All-Wheel Management system will deal with energy supply. The Re-Mannequin A venture coincides with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s arrival within the U.S. this December.

The Re-Mannequin A will embody extra trendy applied sciences reminiscent of automated emergency braking and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Forward of the particular Mannequin A venture, Mitsubishi will preview the longer term with the e-Evolution idea car. The battery-electric SUV will debut on the 2017 Tokyo Motor Present later this month.

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