If you’re considering a premium and a safe family vehicle that’s great for the environment, then you might want to check out the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
We say safe because according to the extensive testing of the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP), this crossover scores very high for both adult occupant protection (AOP) and child occupant protection (COP).
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
For AOP, the Outlander got high marks for both the frontal impact and side-impact tests. As such, it was given a non-weighted score of 33.06 out of 36 in this category.
Your little tykes are also safe aboard the Mitsubishi-made crossover since it also did well in the frontal and side-impact tests for children. For this test category, it acquired a non-weighted score of 40.48 out of a perfect score of 49.
On top of its excellent crashworthiness, the Mitsubishi Outlander is also pretty well equipped with an active safety system.
As such, the ASEAN NCAP also gave this vehicle a non-weighted score of 12.21 out of 18 for the safety assist category. To be more specific, the organization gave it a perfect 8 out of 8 for effective braking and avoidance.
The Outlander PHEV undergoing crash testing
To sum it all up, the Outlander PHEV has a total score of 83.54 out of 100. That’s equivalent to a five star ASEAN NCAP safety rating based on the organization’s 2021-2025 safety testing protocols.
Currently, the Philippines-spec version of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is equipped with dual front airbags, front and second-row curtain airbags, and driver’s knee airbags.
For active safety, the said vehicle comes standard with active stability and traction control, eight corner sensors, blind-spot warning, lane change assist, forward collision mitigation, multi-around monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Like most modern cars sold today, it also comes with anti-lock braking with electronic brake distribution.
Does the Outlander PHEV tick all your boxes for a family vehicle?
As we’ve said earlier, the Outlander PHEV is great for the environment since it’s a plug-in hybrid. Its powertrain consists of a 2.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine paired with a permanent magnet synchronous motor that’s powered by a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The aforementioned gasoline engine produces up to 126 horsepower and 199 Nm of torque, while the electronic motor churns out 137 Nm on its own. Power is sent to all four wheels via a single-speed transmission.
The current entry-level price of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sits at Php 2,998,000 with slightly more for the special variants in Ruby Black, White pearl, and Red Diamond colors.
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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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Cesar G.B. Miguel