2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - Main

The facelifted 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been unveiled in Japan, following the introduction of the US-spec Outlander at last April’s New York Auto Show. Set to arrive in showrooms this coming July, the plug-in hybrid brings upgraded body, chassis and powertrain along with newfangled styling both inside and out.

While sporting the same ‘dynamic shield’ design theme as the regular Outlander, the PHEV is distinguished by a slightly different bumper extensions, side garnish as well as a few other embellishments. The SUV also gets the new Ruby Black Pearl and Quartz Brown metallic exclusive exterior colours and two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels.

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Inside, the Outlander PHEV features a leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel with heater function and chrome finish, redesigned seats, leather upholstery with contrasting stitching as well as power driver’s seat as standard. Other variants are equipped with a three-spoke steering wheel with piano black trim and fabric upholstery.

Apart from improvements to its NVH, steering, ride and handling, the Outlander PHEV has also been tuned to be more efficient than before. The SUV now returns 20.2 km per litre (eight percent improvement) while its electric range has been extended by 0.6 km to 60.8 km. Acceleration from a standing start and throttle response have also been refined thanks to the retuned electric motor.

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The vehicle will come with a host of new safety features, including Multi-around View Monitor and Unintentional Move Off Control system, which diminishes impact damage by controlling speed in reverse or forward gear when the driver presses the accelerator by mistake and inadvertently moves toward another vehicle or obstacle.

 

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

 

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

 

 



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