2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVJuly 16, 2018
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has 46g/km CO2 emissions, 139mpg, and an EV range of 28 miles based on the new, more realistic real-world WLTP fuel economy test.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which goes on sale in the UK on 1 August , has made the switch from the old NEDC fuel economy and emissions ratings to the new, more realistic real-world WLTP ratings and reassures business users that they can continue to enjoy the BIK benefits and low running costs associated with plug-in hybrids well in the future.
While many current plug-in hybrid models will no longer be classified as ultra-low emission vehicles, or qualify for the Plug-in Car Grant, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comfortably qualifies for a Category 2 Plug in Car Grant thanks to its WLTP emissions of 46g/km and EV range of 28 miles.
The 2019 Mitsubishi offers users all the benefits of driving an ultra-clean vehicle including the lowest possible BIK rate of 13 percent (2018-2019), London congestion charge exemption and WLTP fuel economy of 139mpg.
Thanks to its new, 2.4-litre petrol engine, which uses its MIVEC variable-valve timing system to seamlessly switch between Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles depending on the driving situation, the engine produces more power (135hp vs 121hp) and more torque across a wider rev range (211Nm vs 190Nm).
The Mitsubishi PHEV’s electric powertrain has also increased, with the rear electric motor now producing 95hp and drive battery with a 10% higher output and increased capacity to 13.8kWh. Top speed in EV mode increases to 84mph (up from 78mph) where legally permitted while the 0-62mph acceleration benchmark is dispatched in 10.5 seconds, some 0.5 seconds faster than before.
To complement the drivetrain enhancements, there are also a number of other changes. Shock absorbers have been revised to improve low-speed ride and a new “Sport Mode” brings with it sharper throttle responsiveness and more grip via the Super All-Wheel Control system. The steering rack has been quickened and the power steering ECU re-mapped to offer more responsiveness and feel, while larger front brake discs boost stopping power. There’s also a new “Snow Mode” to improve low-grip launching and cornering abilities on slippery surfaces, while the traction control system has been revised to improve hill-climbing performance by carefully managing rear motor torque without compromising stability.
The new Mitsubishi is also quieter and more refined, with more comfort and supportive front seats, new switchgear, a revised instrument cluster, the addition of rear ventilation vents, more convenient USB ports and new interior accent trim. A new front end with a redesigned grille, new bumper extension and new lighting help distinguish the MY19 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, while the rear is enhanced with a redesigned rear bumper extension and a large roof spoiler.
The new Mitsubishi goes on sale in the UK in August with pricing and UK specifications announced shortly.