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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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No PHEV for Eclipse Cross

independent.ie posted an article about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and they say that there will not be a PHEV (Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) but there will be an "electric solution"

Does that just mean a full EV is going to be on the way or does that mean that instead of a PHEV there could be a HEV?

What would you rather see?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 05:40 PM
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It sure doesn't seem like Mitsubishi has the budget to afford a unique EV and instead would use an existing model, much like what we seen with VW and the e-Golf. Unlike most brands they are solo, no partnerships, although they might have some strong investors.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Nissan took majority stake of Mitsubishi so now with that merger. Carlos Ghosn could be what they needed and the backing in order to push them through it. He already said that his goal was to steer them back in the right direction and right now, that direction is EV if he's thinking long run
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 04:37 PM
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Nissan took majority stake of Mitsubishi so now with that merger. Carlos Ghosn could be what they needed and the backing in order to push them through it. He already said that his goal was to steer them back in the right direction and right now, that direction is EV if he's thinking long run
now that has me thinking if both brands will be sharing platforms in the future since that is one way Mitsubishi can ensure they create products all while remaining cost efficient during the R&D process
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 10:41 PM
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EV and PHEV are the future and not moving with the trend would negatively affect a brand in the future. Gas may still be relatively cheap, but people are becoming more environmentally conscious, or they want even longer drive range which purely gas cars can't deliver.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2017, 01:31 PM
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EV and PHEV are the future and not moving with the trend would negatively affect a brand in the future. Gas may still be relatively cheap, but people are becoming more environmentally conscious, or they want even longer drive range which purely gas cars can't deliver.
That and there's the fact that by 2040 a lot of countries will want to stop selling gasoline vehicles. Give it about 20 years after that and it will be hard to see a gasoline car on the road. Even around 2040 it will be clear how the next 10 years will play out.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 12:19 PM
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Maybe we'll see a mild hybrid version of the Mitsubishi Eclipse even if we don't see a PHEV variant. There are other ways to increase fuel economy aside from going pure EV or a plug-in.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-09-2017, 03:15 AM
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Hybrids are nothing new to Mitsu, they already have the Outlander PHEV so its just a matter of time till we hear the announcement here for the EC, once we do, immediate release should follow. If not i will be surprised because that's not the way to approach the hybrid market.
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The hybrid market is just so profitable these days with the premium they charge compared to the pure gas variants. Even if they don't think it's profitable now, hybrid models will set the precedence for future releases.
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The hybrid market is just so profitable these days with the premium they charge compared to the pure gas variants. Even if they don't think it's profitable now, hybrid models will set the precedence for future releases.
well thats just for starters and it helps that we live during a time where hybrids are being pushed from all angles, from governments and car makers, its the way of the future. Just look at some of the aggressive regulations coming out....some require only EV's to be sold new by 2040.
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