Introduced for the first time in 2012 at Paris Motor Show, the refreshed Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019 has been confirmed its world debut at 2018 Geneva International Motor Show next month. According to the carmaker, the new plug-in hybrid SUV will feature a plethora of updates, in which the most important is in the powertrain.
The refreshed Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019 has been confirmed its world debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month
To commence with, the new Outlander PHEV will be armed with a 2.4L Atkinson cycle petrol mill as a generator instead of the outgoing 2.0L Otto cycle. This power plant is expected to deliver higher power and torque and better performance as well.
Regarding the lithium-ion battery, its capacity has been increased to 13.8 kWh when compared to 12 kWh of the previous model’s. On both front and rear axles, two independent electric motors are retained.
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Specific output figures of the motors and engine have not been announced though, it is said that total output of the rear motor and generator has been upped by 10%. Based on the fact that the outgoing Outlander PHEV’s two permanent magnet synchronous motors each can generate 60 kWh, the rear motor promises to muster around 66 kWh.
The new Outlander PHEV will be armed with a 2.4L Atkinson cycle petrol engine
Speaking of the torque, the figures should likewise be boosted. In the current vehicle, the rear motor currently gives 195 Nm of torque while the front unit just cranks out 137 Nm.
The upgraded Outlander PHEV will be a four-wheel drive vehicle with two additional driving modes: Snow and Sport in addition to the existing 4WD Lock and Normal modes.
The Outlander PHEV 2019 facelift also features an exterior makeover and slight modifications to the inside
Besides mechanical changes, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019 facelift also features an exterior makeover and slight modifications to the inside. Correspondingly, the outer is tweaked with a new front grille sided by LED headlights, a new front skid plate, rectangular fog lamp bezels, a larger rear spoiler, 18-inch alloys and especially, new two-tone design.
As to the interior, the hybrid SUV is fitted with new quilted fine leather upholstery, a redesigned instrument panel along with new hip-hugging front seats. Other amenities include new trim, modified switchgear and rear air vents.
Know more about Mitsubishi Outlander 2021
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the latest entry of the brand into the Philippine market's clean energy crossover. It features a twin electric motor system that provides the vehicle four-wheel-drive. It can send power to the rear and front wheels separately. The Japanese crossover’s electric motor also benefits the vehicle of near-instantaneous torque and zero emissions. Under the hood of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV lies a naturally aspirated 2.4L gasoline engine that generates 128 horsepower and 199 Newton-meter of torque paired to a hybrid system. The electric motor generates 137 Newton-meter of torque – sufficient energy to keep the eco-friendly SUV going. The vehicle's electric motor and battery pack provide the Japanese crossover an excellent fuel efficiency. Another attractive characteristic of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is its 5-star NCAP safety rating that will provide users with worry-free driving. The vehicle's additional safety features are forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam, blind-spot warning, ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system, and rear cross-traffic alert. Mitsubishi Philippines offers the Outlander PHEV in a single variant. The starting price of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 PHEV is Php 2,998,000 with six different color options to choose from: Ruby Black Pearl, Quartz Brown, Rally Red, Pearl White Alloy, Mercury Grey, and Alloy Silver.
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