2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Features — Refreshed Green SUV
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid is going to be released sometime during fall 2015. Although the appearance is important, the green SUV will have a hybrid powertrain that will certainly outshine every other feature. Of course, the automaker will change the Outlander’s exterior in order to harmonize its appearance and the modern technology and make it more appealing for the market. The style will be changed in an evolutionary way. That’s why the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won’t diverge from the predecessors’ design language. However, the manufacturer’s intention to keep the Outlander’s heritage alive shouldn’t be interpreted as a conservative approach. Au contraire, the 2016 Outlander PHEV will be modern and attractive, able to compete against the most serious rivals on the market, such as the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrids. With amazing drive range and great performance, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will probably be one of the most attractive choices within the market niche. It’s price will also be very competitive. Of course, the official 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starting price isn’t known, but some estimates say that it could start from around $40,000.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exterior And Interior Changes
The exterior and the new design language will express the modernity and the advanced technology of the plug-in hybrid SUV. The automaker won’t hesitate to incorporate some details which could be taken as futuristic. However, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won’t be a futuristic concept introduced as a production model. As we already mentioned, they’re going to make the redesign evolutionary. The basic, recognizable design language will be kept and interpreted in a new way. The front fascia will probably get the new brand’s grille and a pair of restyled headlights. Add a redesigned front bumper and you’ll get a completely new face of the SUV. Of course, they won’t stop here. The rear end of the 2016 Outlander PHEV will also be changed. According to some early unofficial reports, the rear bumper and the taillights will also be redesigned.
As for the interior, the automaker decided to introduce brand new upholstery. Aside from this change, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will get the latest technology – an updated infotainment system and a new audio system.
Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain – Drive Range & Advanced Technology
The most important aspect of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be its powertrain. The plug-in hybrid setup will have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors connected to the 12-kWh battery pack. Thanks to the lithium-ion batteries, the SUV will be able to travel 35 miles in all-electric mode. When in all-electric mode, the 2016 Outlander PHEV can reach top speed of 75 mph. On the other hand, total drive range is 500 miles which is a really good result. The SUV employs the i-MiEV technology which provides such an amazing drive range. There’s also the CHAdeMO technology. Thanks to this technology, the lithium-ion battery pack can be charged in approximately half an hour.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Release And Price Estimation
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is going to be released in the last quarter of 2015. As we already said, its price isn’t known at this point, but the estimates are that the base price will be around $40,000.