2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV USA, Review and Specs

The Japanese automakers have announced the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vehicle, which will certainly push the boundaries of SUV efficiency. This model was launched in Europe a couple of years back and rapidly turned into the top-rated module car.

This PHEV is considered to be environment-friendly and low-priced as it can run on the electric motor or petrol engine. It is cheaper compared to other models of the same size with low CO2 emissions. The vehicle offers the space and capability needed to drive around with the family while consuming plenty of fuel to make it extremely affordable for everyday driving.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV front view

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Changes and Updates

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is expected to have minor, but dramatic changes compared to its predecessor. The car will probably retain the same shape with a couple of changes in the back and front zones. Its front fascia will hold a new stainless and gold coated grille and a redesigned bumper. The grille will be adorned with the famous logo of Mitsubishi. Extensive use of chrome styling for both front and rear gives it an attractive and charming look.

The headlights will have sportier look with LED fitting. However, the tailgate and tail lights are likely to remain unchanged. This hybrid also comes with auto lights and wipers, panoramic roof and 360-degree camera.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander will be lighter in weight since aluminum will be the dormant metal used for its production. The combination of less weight with aerodynamic lines will enhance the power and performance of the PHEV.

Luxurious Cabin

Inside the cabin, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is as luxurious as the standard Outlander already is. The upholstery would definitely be upgraded to give a superior feel. Its dashboard and door panels will get wood trim embellishments while its steering wheel, gauge cluster and center console will get chrome trims. Added features will include larger infotainment screen, better speakers, a digital instrument cluster and even sliding middle seats.

The standard safety features will include Multi-stage airbags, Blind Spot Warning, Electronic Vehicle Stability Control, Lane Keeping Aid, Tire Pressure Monitoring and Adaptive Cruise Control.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV interior view

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Powered by two 60kW electric motors

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder and two 60kW electric motors (one at the front and one at the back). The two electric controlled fueled engines associated with the 12 kWh battery electrical power which will supply 300V. The motors will power the front wheel with a torque of more than 144 lb-ft.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission system for the smooth transition in shifting. This vehicle will cruise silently for about 14 miles with these motors, however, it gets noisy when full power is demanded. The model comes with the total output of 197 HP.

The SUV can accelerate 0 to 62 mph sprint in less than 11 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 106 mph. The fuel economy can go as 38 mpg city, 36 mpg highways and 40 mpg combined. The vehicle is offered two different driving modes: hybrid and all-electric.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rear view

Rumors Date and Expected Price of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

This redesigned 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is expected to be released in the U.S in the early 2018 and is likely to be priced around $35,000 or more.

The 2018 Outlander PHEV will delight you with savings at the pump and hybrid technology, combined with a spacious and secure passenger compartment. The crossovers are a huge hit with buyers, and the combination of plug-in and crossover, like the Outlander, can be a gold mine.

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