After winning the hearts of many motorists around the world, the Mitsubishi's first Plug-In Hybrid SUV arrives in Canada, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. We would like to give you an overview of the various advantages of this 2018 Outlander PHEV and its autonomy.
Equipped with both an electric engine and a petrol engine, this Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the first hybrid vehicle offered by the Japanese brand.
It first appeared in March 2014 but had not been planned for Canada until then. This will be done in early 2018!
This new SUV will be equipped with an internal combustion engine and two electric motors.
The petrol engine will be Mitsubishi's 2.0L 4-cylinder MIVEC 2.0L engine.It provides 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have 2 electric motors located on each axle. Thus, this hybrid SUV will be able to use the 4-wheel drive even when driving in 100% electric mode.
In 100% electric driving, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can travel up to 35 kilometers according to the official Mitsubishi figures.
In fact, if we refer to real tests, autonomy could be more important than that. For example, we can expect to drive more than 45 kilometres in 100% electric mode on the highway with a constant speed of 90 km/hour.
With the use of the hybrid system, the Outlander PHEV offers an incredible fuel consumption per 100km. For this new generation SUV, fuel consumption is only 3.2L per 100 km by alternating electric motor and combustion engine.
With the petrol engine alone, fuel consumption should be below 9 L/100km.
Standard on this 2018 Outlander PHEV, the Mitsubishi S-AWC system enables you to benefit from an outstanding handling. Recognized for its efficiency, this AWD system will prove to be your best ally in difficult weather conditions.
This hybrid SUV will only be available for 5 people. The manufacturer has not announced the possibility of a 7-seater version. The battery and charging system take up a lot of space, so it is not easy to equip this Outlander PHEV with 2 additional seats.
Equipped with a Mitsubishi CVT transmission, this Outlander PHEV will have only one speed. The manufacturer did not want to equip this hybrid SUV with simulated ratios like the other models.
In addition to this system, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV should have several safety features:
In addition, the Outlander PHEV RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) bodywork is made of high-tension steel. Thus, this considerably reduces the consequences of impacts by dispersing energy efficiently, and maintaining an important cabin integrity.
As for the entire 2018 Mitsubishi range, the Japanese manufacturer has also focused on connectivity. This should result in a 7-inch touch screen, making navigation faster and smoother. It will also be equipped with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The touch audio system will also be equipped with SiriusXM satellite radio, which is expected to be available for free for the first 3 months on the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
The SE S-AWC version should offer several standard equipment such as:
Other versions with finishes will also be available such as the GT version, which will be the only one to offer leather seats and leather steering wheel.
Yes, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is be able to pull loads. Its maximum load capacity can reach up to 1500 pounds according to the manufacturer.
After all these years of waiting, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be released in Canada in early 2018. It will be available for a test drive at your John Scotti Mitsubishi dealership in Montreal.
As for the price, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is expected to be sold starting at $42,998 in Canada. Taxes, transportation and preparation are not included in this price.
The Quebec government is proposing a program to help purchase and lease an electric vehicle. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can thus make you benefit from this discount which can go up to $4 000.
Available in January 2018 at John Scotti Mitsubishi, we invite you to book your Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV test drive today. You will be able to discover the first Plug-in Hybrid SUV made by Mitsubishi.
Available on order! You can visit us at John Scotti Mitsubishi dealership in Montreal or contact us by email.
In terms of features, this new 2018 Outlander PHEV will operate autonomously in hybrid technology. However, to increase your driving experience, it will be possible to choose between 3 driving modes:
- Priority EV mode: by selecting this option, the Outlander PHEV will be 100% electric. This vehicle doesn't use the petrol engine except in case of strong need (exceeding 120km/h, abruptly presses on the accelerator or the low charge of battery)
- Battery charge: with this driving mode, the petrol engine will be requested. It will replace the battery and recharging it while driving
- Battery saving mode: this mode will allow you to use only the petrol mode and thus maintain the level of the battery of your Outlander PHEV.
Allowing the owner to choose his driving style, it will allow him not only to increase his driving pleasure but also to adapt the use of the Outlander PHEV's electrical function according to his journey. A gasoline engine is more efficient on the highway and the electric engine is more preferable in the city, the driver will be able to preserve the level of charge of his battery for the zones most favorable to its use.
Also, find out our complete article on recharging the Outlander PHEV battery and answering all the questions you might have about this new hybrid SUV.
In 2016, the worldwide sales of rechargeable vehicles (100% electric and hybrid vehicles) grew 20 times faster than the general market. These vehicles are now 2 million on the world roads.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the world's 5 best-selling rechargeable vehicles and is now the world's best-known all-wheel-drive hybrid SUV.
100,000 Outlander PHEV have been sold worldwide since January 2013.
This new SUV is made in Japan. Mitsubishi opened a special factory to manufacture this hybrid model.
Presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Outlander PHEV 2019 will be presented with several aesthetic modifications next year. However, engine or battery modifications have not yet been programmed for Canada (the standards in Europe and North America are not the same).
The following enhancements do apply for the Canadian market:
However, the following enhancements do not apply for the Canadian market:
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