2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Specs and Changes

By | 11/12/2014

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid will be released next year during fall. The new model will be an excellent addition to the ever growing green market as its features will be truly impressive. The new green model will come with some rather interesting novelties. Let’s start with the appearance. The 2016 Outlander PHEV will come with a modern and somewhat futuristic appeal. Its design will be based on the current lines, so the new Outlander will keep some similarities to its predecessors, but it will also be improved so that it looks bold and adventurous. In addition, the new model will have an improved interior, as well. Since the model will look quite modern on the outside, the manufacturer decided to offer the same feeling in the inside as well. The new Outlander PHEV will be equipped with newest gadgets, and it will provide all the comfort and space you need. However, these cosmetic changes won’t be the most important feature of the new model. Reportedly, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid will come with excellent powertrain. Its hybrid setup will be improved, so the new model will offer better performance than its predecessor. All these features will surely make the new model one of the most prominent ones on the market, no matter how tough the competition is. Add to that the fact that the manufacturer kept the pricing reasonable, and you get an excellent choice for all green-car lovers.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-in Hybrid SUV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exterior Improvements

Like we already mentioned, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will come with improved exterior. The new model’s appearance will be based on the current design language, but it will also be fresh and interesting. The manufacturer’s intention with the new Outlander was to offer an urban and modern vehicle, so everything about it is designed in that manner. The exterior is not an exception. The new Outlander has a bold and futuristic appearance. Though there are some similarities between this model and its current counterpart, it is clear from a first glance that the 2016 model is much bolder and more impressive. Reportedly, the new model will feature a brand new grille and restyled headlights, so the model will look more attractive and interesting. Also, its rear end will be changed in a similar manner. There will be a redesigned rear bumper and slightly changed taillights. The whole exterior will have a new appeal with its new aforementioned features, but it will keep the recognizable shape, lines and overall design.

Interior Changes

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid will also feature a redesigned interior. The new model will come with completely restyled upholstery, which will be more modern and attractive. In addition, the new model will come with the latest technology gadgets, and will be fully equipped. There will be a new audio system and an updated infotainment system, among others, so there is no doubt that the interior of the new model will be a big plus to is overall impression.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Interior

2016 Mitsubishi PHEV Powertrain

As for the powertrain, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid will have a rather interesting setup. Its hybrid system will consist of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The motors will use the power provided by a 12-kWh battery pack. This lithium-ion battery will be quite powerful, enabling the new model to travel for 35 miles when on all-electric drive. Also, while in all-electric mode, the new model will be able to develop a top speed of 75 mph. In addition, the 2016 Outlander PHEV’s total driving range will be 500 miles, thanks to the i-MiEV technology. This is an impressive result. It will also come with a CHAdeMO system, which improves the charging time for the battery. Thanks to this technology, the new model will fully recharge its battery pack in approximately thirty minutes.

Release and Price

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid will be released on the fall of 2015. As for the price, it is a bit too early to say, but some sources claim that the new model will come at a price of around $40,000. Considering all the fantastic features that come with the new model, the 2016 Outlander PHEV is a true bargain.

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