New 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVFebruary 20, 2018
The Geneva Motor Show will see the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which will be introduced to the European market towards the end of 2018.
The 2019 Outlander will feature a larger (2.4-litre) petrol engine, replacing the previous 2.0-litre engine, resulting in greater efficiency.
Mitsubishi launched the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric Twin Motor SUV in 2013, drawing on a background of 80 years of 4WD expertise, 50 years of electro-mobility R&D, and 30 years of rally winning all-wheel control technology,
Since then, Mitsubishi says that the Outlander PHEV has turned from a vehicle for early adopters into MMC’s core business, boosted by positive market response and supported by continuous improvement.
The Outlander has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2015, 2016 and 2017. More than 100,000 units have been sold in Europe so far. With cumulative sales of over 140,000 units worldwide, the Outlander is classed as the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV.
Bringing together the very best of Mitsubishi technology, the Outlander PHEV is MMC’s flagship model. Its PHEV technology delivered important breakthroughs in cruising range, still a bottleneck in the EV category. The Outlander is the answer to customers who want to extend the range of their EV car journeys, and who want to go on other adventures rather than hunt for chargers.
The 2019 model year Outlander PHEV features a next generation system with both EV and SUV breakthroughs. More SUV and more EV than ever, the newest iteration unveiled in Geneva will feature a complete redesign of its powertrain, with sharper dynamics, a more refined interior, and a subtle design evolution.
THE PHEV SYSTEM: PHEV 2.0
- A 2.4-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine replaces the previous regular Otto cycle 2.0-litre. It allows for higher torque, smoother operation, and overall higher efficiency.
- The generator output is increased by 10%.
- The rear motor output is increased by 10%.
- The drive battery capacity is increased by 15%.
- The drive battery output is increased by 10%.
THE 4WD SYSTEM: MORE MODES
The NORMAL and 4WD LOCK modes of previous models are joined by two additional driving modes. A SPORT mode gives the driver more direct control for greater driving enjoyment on winding roads. A SNOW mode provides greater confidence on snow-covered, or slippery surfaces.
The vehicle exterior and interior have also been enhanced.