2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is currently among the top three comfortable, nicely styled and versatile midsized SUVs. In countries, such as Africa and India, Outlander PHEV is on the road to becoming a staple. Once it arrives in early 2016, the Outlander PHEV will likely become the next big thing in midsized SUVs for families. The best part is that as long as you drive it within urban centers, you will not require any gasoline. It will also handle off-road driving in complete silence and with ease.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV front view

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Engine

In Japan, it was back in 2013 when this midsized SUV was launched. To date, up to 33,000 sales have already been made all over the globe, half of which were in Europe. From the outset, this SUV had been designed to offer hybrid powder, which is among the things that make it stand out.

The back and front axels support both support an electric motor, with a total of 80 horsepower. As a result, the Outlander PHEV is provided with all-wheel drive, permanent electric capability. Flawless handling and outstanding driving stability are further ensured by the Super All Wheel Control (SAWC).

The 120 horsepower is produced by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, providing enough gasoline power. 249 pound-feet and 200 horsepower of torque is also delivered by the Outlander PHEV. An important feature of this midsized SUV is its 1,500 kg towing capacity, which it can easily pull a boat or a small trailer.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV interior

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Specs, Review

Like most other SUVs that are gasoline powered, driving the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will feel much the same. Of course, in EV mode it is far more silent, making an apparent difference, while it will also accommodate plenty of passengers and allow things to be piled in the back as well.

This midsized SUV will offer three driving modes. Battery power will be used in the EV Drive Mode so there will be CO2 emissions since no fuel will be consumed. Electric power that the gasoline engine will generate will be provided in the Series Hybrid Mode. It will charge the batteries and provide greater power for hard or steep acceleration. Power generated with the gasoline engine will be provided in the Parallel Hybrid Mode while the extra EV power will only be used when needed.

Up to five adults can comfortably site inside the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV quite comfortably. Real-time details are provided about battery levels, drive mode, energy flow, PHEV systems and more by a distinct 4.2 inch multi-information display. The display is both easy to read and intuitive.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rear view

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Release Date

The typical cruise control, regenerative braking level and sound adjustments are featured on a three-spoke steering wheel. Seats are covered in quality materials and are supportive. The interior of 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a minimalist refined elegance to it, with a touch of practically SUVs are known to have. A specific release date has not been announced by Mitsubishi, but this model is indeed coming in 2016. In the midsize SUV market, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will become a strong contender.

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