2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV revealed
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been revealed although local pricing and specifications haven’t been announced.
THE 2016 MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV will go on-sale in Japan from 9 July with sales around the world to follow. Mitsubishi Australia hasn’t said when we’ll see the refreshed Outlander PHEV Down Under, or whether we can expect a change to the price.
Featuring body, chassis and power train tweaks, along with front- and rear-end cosmetic enhancements, the 2016 Outlander PHEV which follows the recent launch of the non-hybrid Outlander, Mitsubishi says “changes to the 2016 Outlander PHEV are designed to deliver better hybrid fuel efficiency (down by 8%) and acceleration feel and throttle response, while cosmetic improvements – including design features unique to PHEV – give Mitsubishi’s flagship electric vehicle a more upmarket, high-grade appearance inside and out”.
The Outlander PHEV will see new active safety features, including Unintentional Move Off Control system and Multi-around View Monitor, “which gives the driver a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle to assist with parking or negotiating tight spaces”. The Outlander PHEV exterior colour range has been expanded with new colours including Ruby Black Pearl and Quartz Brown metallic. Ruby Black Pearl is unique to PHEV models, and features a black pearl paint with contrasting ruby red flecks.
Mitsubishi claims that improvements to the hybrid drivetrain have not only improved fuel consumption, but added around 600m to the electric-only range, giving a total of 60.8km.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia says it will announce details of local specification and availability closer to its local launch.