Unlike in Australia and Japan, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will be released in the U.S. in the spring of 2016. Mitsubishi wants to offer a completely revised Outlander PHEV for the U.S. market.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Design
The new model will be completely different, it will receive a new styling both outside and inside. We can expect a revised front grille and bumper, as well as the rear bumper, new side skirts and fenders. It’s going to have the most eye catching exterior design of animated surfaces and bold curves. The interior design of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will consist of a cabin engineered from the point of view of the passenger to put everything you’ll need at your fingerprints giving you a pleasurable and dynamic driving experience. The whole infotainment system and audio system will be also upgraded, and new satellite navigation will be featured.
Hybrid Engine, Specs, Fuel Consumption
The system of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will have the capacity to determine from the three configurations — engine to battery charging, engine to wheels power, or pure electric, which is the most effective at any driving situation. This way it will provide you with safety, efficiency and flexibly that is not available in other models.
It will come with a lithium battery that’s gonna be capable of storing adequate energy to provide around 40 miles of an electric drive. It has been in the past inundated with battery drawbacks which have now been rectified. Once the batteries are depleted, the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine will kick to either supply power to the wheels or charge the depleted batteries. The PHEV will use two motors that will provide the vehicle with greatest four-wheel-drive steadiness that you can ever dream of.
Although European commission has not released the fuel consumption details of the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, we could expect about 150 miles for every gallon, but in a test for fuel efficiency in Japan, the vehicle was given a rating of 125 mpg. It is worth noting that this SUV will be the first seven-seat AWD plug-in hybrid that travels at a speed of around 80 mph through electric propulsion only.
Outlander PHEV Price, Release Date
Pricing of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid would probably be the most competitive. In Australia, where this model was launched back in 2013, it went on sale for between $40,000 and $50,000. This was relatively affordable, given the ability of plug-in to go for long distance without charge. Outlander has gradually gained popularity in the regions such as Japan and Australia, and is now selling in thousands of units. Mitsubishi is really committed to further develop their products to meet customers’ automotive needs. This PHEV will be hitting the retail stores in the spring of 2016. The reason for delay was challenges in producing battery and demand by California that the vehicle should be designed with battery degradation monitoring system.
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