2016 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV
With an expected launch date in the U.S. in May 2016, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has taken both by storm. The Outlander PHEV is the most popular plug-in hybrid in Europe and Japan and has potential for a lot of success once it arrives in the U.S.
Representing a revolutionary approach to the hybrid vehicle, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a four-wheel drive vehicle that offers the performance and capabilities of an SUV with the fuel economy and environmental protection of a hybrid sedan.The Outlander PHEV illustrates the highly respected engineering and design prowess and the concern for quality that is Mitsubishi Motors.
In all respects, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a truly smart vehicle.
Built as a multi-purpose and very capable vehicle, the Outlander PHEV has three different engine modes that allow drivers maximum performance and distance. In the EV mode, the Outlander uses only electric power which results in a quiet drive and zero carbon emissions. In this system, the vehicle has a maximum speed of 74 MPH.
When the vehicle is in the hybrid mode, it uses a combination of the engine and the battery. This system uses the engine to generate electricity and is used when the battery level is low and to increase power when accelerating rapidly or climbing hills. In this mode the vehicle has very low emissions and has a combined energy-fuel efficiency of 1.8 litre/100 km or .47 gallons/62 miles.
THE THIRD POWER SYSTEM IS THE PARALLEL HYBRID MODE. IN THIS MODE, THE ENGINE IS THE PRIMARY POWER PROVIDER AND THIS SYSTEM IS TYPICALLY USED AT HIGH SPEEDS OR WHEN EXTRA POWER IS REQUIRED.
The Outlander PHEV can be plugged in for recharging at home and will charge in as little as five hours. In addition, the Outlander PHEV can be fast charged at local charging stations with the charging time for 80 percent capacity being in as little as thirty minutes. This alone offers a great deal of flexibility in determining how and when to charge the automobile.
To further increase fuel-efficiency, regenerating braking, which returns braking energy back to the motors, is also a standard feature on the PHEV. The Outlander PHEV has four wheel drive and super-all wheel drive all controlled from the internal control panel. All aspects from battery charge and condition to environmental controls are clearly indicated and placed for easy access by the driver. There is an additional remote control for external driver access as well.
With all the discussion of power packs and performance, it might be easy to assume that there are deficiencies in style and comfort. However Mitsubishi has not let style and comfort fall by the wayside. The spacious interior offers plenty of room for five people sit comfortably. The dual-zone 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV interiorenvironmental system further promotes optimal comfort for both rear passengers and driver and passenger. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comes in four different trims and is available in seven different colors.
Beyond style, comfort with power packed performance, the Outlander PHEV is geared for safety and has won several awards for safety in Europe. Filled with safety features including traction and stability controls and air bags, there are a number of safety features in the different models. Hill assist and adaptive cruise control are two of the vehicle’s main features, as well as an all-around monitor system, a forward collision mitigation system and lane departure warning.
Additionally, there is an ultrasonic miss-acceleration feature that will assist with parking by alerting the driver to close objects and potential hazards. Coupled with the uniquely designed internal steel cage that is designed to offer superior energy migration away from the occupants and the seven internal air bags, the Outlander PHEV is one of the safest vehicles on the road.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a revolution in automotive technology. The fusion of style and comfort with the power and capability of a fueled engine with the performance of electric motors, create an environmentally sound, safety conscious vehicle that has fuel economy of a hybrid sedan with the flexibility and room of a SUV. From short trips around town to long driving trips, the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is a perfect automobile for any situation.
WHERE CAN YOU GET ONE?
University Mitsubishi is one of South Florida’s leading Mitsubishi dealerships and we can’t wait to get the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on our lot — we’ll keep you posted!