The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will stand for a plug-in hybrid SUV. This SUV is considered to be environment-friendly and a wallet saviour since it can run on an electronic motor or petrol engine. Surprisingly this car is substantially cheaper compared to other models of the same size with low CO2 emissions.
Mitsubishi confirmed that the previous model represented 50 percent of sales in the hybrid and electric car market. It overshadows its predecessor by some minor changes such as increased range of one mile to 33 miles. It also comes with an electronic parking brake and a brake auto hold button which replaces handbrake.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV body will remain pretty much the same as that of the existing model. The front fascia will be changed with new redesigned grille and bumper. Mitsubishi has used chrome styling in the front and rear. However, the taillights and tailgate remain unchanged. The suspension and dampers are revised where you can charge around 80% in less than 25 minutes using rapid charging as opposed to 30 minutes. The PHEV comes with auto lights and wipers, panoramic roof and 360-degree camera.
Inside, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV cabin incorporates soft-touch materials, a navigation system, and a redesigned steering wheel. The door panels and dashboard have wood trim embellishments while the centre console and gauge cluster are chrome trimmed. The standard safety technologies in this car include tire pressure monitoring, blind spot warning, multi-stage airbags, lane-keeping aid, electronic vehicle stability control and adaptive cruise control. All-round visibility is great with the help of large windows and a high-up seating position where you can peer over the long bonnet. Its boot space is capable of holding 463 litres where one can fold rear seats for long items.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Engine and Performance
It offers a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine which is a six-speed automatic transmission and two 60kW electric motors ((one at the front and one at the back). The electric motors located under the floor are energised by a 12kWh lithium-ion battery and can supply up to 300V. The front wheel can be powered by these motors with a torque of more than 144 lb-ft. You can cruise silently using the electric motors for about 20 miles although it gets noisy when you demand full power. The 2018 Outlander PHEV offers an option of choosing between all wheel drive system or
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers an option of choosing between all wheel drive system or front-wheel drive. It is equipped with 166 hp and 140 lb-ft torque where the engine comes with the latest CVT-8 transmission with modified shift control. For fuel economy the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has some improvements by 6.4% with 36 mpg on highways, 38 mpg in the city and 40 mpg combined.
Its performance is impressive where it can build speed without the help of petrol engine. It becomes less enthusiastic above 40mph. It is can accelerate from 0-62mph in 11 seconds faster with two seconds to spare than its predecessor. Its top speed is limited to 106 mph.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the base price for this vehicle stands at $25,998. However, you can pay up to $38,498 if you choose 224 hp V6 engine. This new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2018 is likely to be released around the first half of 2018.