The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV represents the most technically advanced SUV ever produced by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC).
First launched in the UK in 2014, the Outlander PHEV made an immediate impact in the UK – the previous year fewer than 1,000 plug-in hybrids were sold in the UK but by the end of 2014 Mitsubishi had sold more than 10,000 Outlander PHEVs, driven by the public’s desire to drive greener vehicles combined with the increasing appetite for SUV and 4X4 vehicles.
By November 2015 the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV had passed 50,000 sales across Europe and by January 2018 it passed the 100,000 milestone. In fact, despite a growing number of competitors it remained Europe’s best selling plug-in hybrid vehicle three years in a row from 2015 – 2017 and it also remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle – hybrid or electric – in the UK.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in detail:
Key to the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is that it doesn’t ask its owners to make any compromises. For people wanting an SUV, it offers the same space and practicality, as well as the all-important elevated driving position, as any of its competitors. The battery pack doesn’t devour boot space or compromise the dynamics – it is integrated into the floor, keeping the centre of gravity low and ensuring that the Outlander PHEV retains the practical advantages of a large boot and fold-flat rear seats. For those looking for a four-wheel drive vehicle, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers the unique solution of having an electric motor for each axle which means that even in EV mode, the Outlander PHEV remains a true 4X4 at all times.
In terms of exterior style, the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV benefits from a new front end with a redesigned grille, new bumper extension, new fog lamp bezels and all-new “technical look” LED headlamps. The rear is enhanced with a redesigned rear bumper extension and a large roof spoiler while new, 18-inch multi-spoke alloys complete the exterior revisions.
Enhanced Driving Experience
Since its launch in 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has continuously evolved to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of the plug-in hybrid segment. Whereas its 2016 redesign focused on giving the vehicle the upmarket look and feel its advanced architecture and technology warranted, and 2017 brought more safety and technical features, the changes made for the 2019 Outlander PHEV are focussed on ensuring it remains a leader in terms of efficiency and performance while also improving every aspect of the driving experience – all in response to customer feedback.