2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV specifications

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been revealed, with the new plug-in hybrid SUV getting a new engine, sharper styling and more all wheel drive modes.

Mitsubishi says the new Outlander PHEV is “more SUV and more EV than ever”, thanks to a redesign of the entire powertrain, revised suspension and upgrades to the interior.

While a lot of the vehicle is familiar, the changes under the skin are what comprise the biggest transformation.

Gone is the old 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder, replaced by an Atkinson-cycle 2.4-litre petrol four-cylinder. While Mitsubishi hasn’t given us the power and torque figures for the new ICE motor, the company promises that there is more torque than before, and given the engine’s larger size, that certainly makes sense.

There’s a new 13.8kWh battery which offers 15 per cent more capacity than previous – again adding to the extra torque – while the rear 66kW electric motor is 10 per cent more powerful than the last Outlander PHEV’s rear motor. Curiously, the front electric motor’s outputs weren’t mentioned.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV interior

The all-wheel-drive system has also come in for an upgrade. While the “Normal” and “4WD Lock” modes have been retained as you’d expect, Mitsubishi has also added a “Sport” mode to help give the PHEV a bit more pep in its step.

In addition, there’s a new “Snow” mode which puts the stability control on high alert as well as retarding throttle response to make it easier to drive on slippery roads. Handy in winter time, for sure.



The exterior styling has brought the “Dynamic Shield” design language to the front of the Outlander PHEV, giving it a more angular look to align it to the rest of the Outlander range, unlike the last PHEV which looked a bit dowdy in comparison.

LED headlights, rectangular fog-light bezels, a skid plate at the front, a new rear spoiler and fancier 18-inch wheels round out the styling upgrade.

Inside,  the seats get quilted leather (a first for Mitsubishi in this segment), more bolstered  front seats, new switchgear, a worked over instrument panel, and  rear air-con outlets.

Full details are set to be announced once the Outlander PHEV gets its reveal at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV specifications

L x W x H(mm)
4695 x 1800 x 1710
Wheelbase(mm)
2670
Track F/R(mm)
1540/1540
Engine
4 cylinder 2.4L Atkinson cycle petrol 16-valve DOHC with MIVEC
Electric motors
Front x 1, rear x 1
Drive battery
Lithium-ion
Battery capacity(kWh)
13.8
More data will be released at launch time.

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