Upgrades for the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

July 16th, 2019 by


The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, is a plug-in hybrid SUV that is changing the way people look at Mitsubishi Motors. With the Mitsubishi Outlander as the flagship of the automaker, often mistaken as a luxury SUV, it was also the perfect choice when it came to entering the alternative fuel market without going all in, as Mitsubishi Motors did with the Mitsubishi i-MieV, the first highway-capable electric car. It took some time, with the Outlander PHEV being overseas, but once the Outlander PHEV did come to America, consumers had a lot of great things to say. Now with model years going into 2020 and new concepts from Mitsubishi, like the Engelberg Tourer, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will need some help to compete.

Gearing Up

During the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Mitsubishi debuted the Engelberg Tourer concept. This is another PHEV set for the Mitsubishi Motors lineup, but whether or not the concept will receive a prototype is left to be seen. The automaker has been toying with many ideas, like the Mitsubishi e-evolution concept and the new Mitsubishi Lancer for some time now, so it’s anyone’s guess which will get the most focus after this debut.

Around the same time, Mitsubishi unveiled the Dendo Drive House (DDH), an eco-friendly house designed to absorb energy with solar panels and then use that energy to power the house and even one’s automobile. Stating that such houses can get the equipment and battery installed by the end of 2019, Alliance Ventures (a funding campaign Mitsubishi Motors is a part of with Renault-Nissan) made a recent investment with The Mobility House. Just like the DDH, “The goal of The Mobility House is to create a zero-emission energy and mobility future.” The Engelberg Tourer was the obvious choice during the demonstration to use with the DDH during the demonstration at Geneva, but if this concept doesn’t come to pass, the next best choice is the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander.

But the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander shouldn’t be “next best choice”. It should be the best choice. To do that, Mitsubishi Motors needs to sweeten that pot. Back in April, one of our writers had the chance to interview an Uber driver about their Mitsubishi Outlander, and one thing that stood out to them was many people mistook the Outlander for a luxury SUV. Well, if it already looks like a luxury SUV, why not embrace it? The 2020 Outlander PHEV will be offering a new Premium Interior Package specifically for the new GT trim.

Offering a more luxurious appearance, the new Premium Interior Package is a great choice for consumers who want some high-class style. Also added to the 2020 model year is a new Red Diamond premium color for the paint job. A new Mitsubishi Power Sound System also comes on the GT trim, and consumers can get a new second-generation Smartphone-link Display Audio system on the GT and SEL trim. The SEL trim also gets some upgrades in 2020 with safety, adding Forward Collision Mitigation, Automatic High Beams, and Lane Departure Warning.

Maybe the new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV isn’t just the next best choice after all. Find your new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at University Mitsubishi.

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