Mitsubishi and military veterans’ nonprofit Record the Journey (RTJ) joined hands at last year’s Rebelle Rally. This made it possible for the first adaptive athlete ever to participate in the off-road event. The two are teaming up again this year. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace that has made it easy to buy a certified used Mitsubishi in UAE, did some research to share all the details with you.
Rebelle organizers warm up to the idea of using electrified vehicles
The Rebelle Rally is unique in that it’s the first all-women off-road navigational rally raid in the US. Moreover, it’s the longest rally of its kind in 48 states. It started in 2016 and features two types of competitions: 4 x 4 and Crossover.
Team RTJ used a lightly modified Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross last year and piloted it to second place in the Crossover category. Mitsubishi donated the ride, which is named “Rosie the Riveter”, to Record the Journey after the event and it now serves as a support vehicle for charity programming.
This year, Mitsubishi and RTJ will again take part in the 10-day, 2,000 km navigational rally and the vehicle of choice is the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Rebelle will add battery-powered electric vehicles (BEV) and hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in both classes. Allowances will be made for replenishing the battery during the rally.
Like last year, U.S. combat veteran Rachael Ridenour will lead the team. Air Force veteran Karah Behrend will be behind the wheel.
The event will run from October 8 through October 17 and will start on the slopes of Lake Tahoe, California, and end in the Imperial Dunes of Glamis, east of San Diego. If the Mitsubishi Outlander sets the fastest time in the upcoming Rebelle Rally, it will have the honors of becoming the first electrified off-roader to finish first in its category.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Specifications
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine which is mated with a 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The pack could be charged in 25 minutes and juicing it up once will get you up to 22 miles of all-electric range. The car can produce 190 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque.
It is a five-seater and a seven-seat version is also available. The price starts at $36,295. It is available in various colors including Ruby Black Pearl, Pearl White, Alloy Silver Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Red Diamond, and Quartz Brown Metallic. It also features different safety-related features such as Forward Collision Mitigation and Pedestrian Detection System. The company also touts a comfortable journey which is made possible with Power Driver Lumbar Support and redesigned second-row seats.The easiest way to find and buy a reliable, inspected, and well-maintained used Mitsubishi in UAE is through CarSwitch.com, which can help you find a vehicle that fits your budget easily.