The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is finally coming to the U.S.-market. After making its official debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle should be available to the buyers this fall. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of the top-selling plug-in hybrids in Europe, which pushed the manufacturer towards the decision of offering it across the seas. The new model should be just as successful on American soil, as well. The Mitsubishi combined modern, green technology with a crossover, currently the biggest market segment there is, so their chances of failing are virtually non-existent. The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will offer green and satisfying performance, modern and assertive appeal and comfortable drive. Moreover, this premiere crushes all the rumors about the possible Mitsubishi retreat from the U.S-market.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Powertrain
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and two electric motors. The motors are attached at the front and rear axle. The 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack will store the energy. There is also a special, Super All-Wheel Control system which will synchronize the behavior of each part (the same system is used for the Lancer Evolution). The new crossover will also come with regenerative braking system. The power output of this setup is currently unknown, as well as other details. They should be announced soon, as the release date gets close. In addition, the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will offer three driving modes. The first one is called EV and is a full-electric mode. The next one is parallel hybrid, where the electric motors and a gasoline engine work together, and the last one is series hybrid, where the combustion engine works as a generator for the battery pack. The all-electric drive mode is rumored to offer a driving range of around 25 miles.
Other Novelties with 2017 Outlander PHEV
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will probably wear the same design solution as the conventional model – there are no drastic changes here. However, the new hybrid crossover will offer some interesting systems inside the vehicle. To start with, the new plug-in comes with a multi-view camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and numerous safety features. Some of them are Forward Collision Mitigation with pedestrian-detection system and automatic emergency braking and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. On the other hand, the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will only come as a five-passenger crossover, meaning the third row seat configuration will not be offered.
Premiere, Release Date & Price
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV had its premiere at the 2016 NY Auto Show. The crossover should be released this fall. As for the price, no official announcement have been made yet. However, some sources believe its price should start at around $40,000.