Mitsubishi electrical pickup, a number of EVs teased in product plan

Mitsubishi on Friday introduced a medium-term product plan that can see the automaker launch 16 automobiles globally over the following 5 years, 9 of which shall be electrified. Amongst these fashions shall be an electrical pickup truck.

The automaker sees the 2023 to 2025 interval as a “turning level to a serious transition period,” with an elevated deal with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV gross sales. Mitsubishi sees these fashions as comprising most of its international gross sales from 2028 on, though it nonetheless seeks solely 50% of its product combine to be electrified by 2030 and 100% by 2035.

The 9 electrified fashions to be launched over the following 5 years, collectively badged “xEV” by Mitsubishi, embrace an all-electric pickup and two-row SUV, plus a pair of EVs sourced from Mitsubishi’s alliance companions Renault and Nissan.

Mitsubishi to launch nine electrified vehicles by end of 2028

Mitsubishi to launch 9 electrified automobiles by finish of 2028

Mitsubishi did not present any additional particulars on the pickup, nevertheless it did spotlight North America, Europe, and China as “Superior Know-how Promotion Areas” with an expanded xEV lineup. The automaker’s final U.S.-market pickup was the Dodge Dakota-based Raider mid-size truck, which was discontinued after the 2009 mannequin yr. Mitsubishi at the moment sells the mid-size Triton (also called the L200 in some markets) abroad.

It is unclear whether or not this electrical truck may be associated to the Nissan one which’s been into consideration for a while—previewed maybe by the Max-Out idea in late 2021.

The stability of the rollout features a two-row hybrid SUV and a pair of hybrid minivans, an electrified model of the Colt subcompact, and the already-launched ASX crossover, a rebadged model of the Renault Captur that options mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Mitsubishi to launch nine electrified vehicles by end of 2028

Mitsubishi to launch 9 electrified automobiles by finish of 2028

A few of these EVs are a part of the “Alliance to 2030” plan that included a $23 billion funding over 5 years. It features a new shared platform for compact automobiles for use throughout the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s a number of manufacturers.

This previous yr additionally marked the arrival of a brand new Outlander PHEV providing 38 miles of EPA-rated electrical vary—and fast-charging that will give it a bonus over the 42-mile Toyota RAV4 Prime.

It is value remembering that Mitsubishi is not new to EVs, and in reality was one of many pioneers of the fashionable EV period within the U.S. with the i-MiEV. Though Mitsubishi stopped promoting the quirky i-MiEV after the 2017 mannequin yr within the U.S., it saved promoting it globally till 2021.