2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Mitsubishi is updating its range, and the Outlander PHEV is no exception. It’s especially technically that the Japanese rechargeable hybrid SUV is changing the most, including a change in size on its electric operation.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Redesign
We won’t lie outside as inside, one will not distinguish an Outlander 2016 2017. The style is particularly impressive. He was also quite quickly noticed in the mirrors with its wide chrome grille. Still, overall appears as rectangular.
Each will be a notice on the beast, which however still has its followers, and strangely too few taxis, which are not usually a customer attracted by the SUV. At least we come across little. And when this is the case, for the most part it’s PHEV.
Interior Of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, it is closer to the crossover as the penetrator. Most of the plastics are rather hard, but we note efforts of quality for some of them, and also on presentation has nothing of the adventurer of the sands. In addition, it is full of technological equipment, which are sometimes a touchpad, including little difficult to grasp. It suddenly comes to hand to take, when one wants to do.
The driving position is not unpleasant, it dominates pretty easily what is happening around you, which is essential for a vehicle with these sides. But let’s go immediately in the thick of it, with a new ‘EV’ mode, which did not exist before.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Engine Specs
On the old version, when you frankly pushed on the accelerator, the engine 2.0 essence of 121 ch started. So did have an egg under the foot to take advantage of the electric capacity. Now, you can force it, and roll at motorway pace if desired, although this has little interest, given the speed at which we empty the battery in this specific case. Methods to preserve the stored energy, force the recharge and the optimization of consumption are still present.
Given our environment, namely the roads of the coastal terrain to the South of the France, it did not necessarily enjoy long powerful electric motors. With a battery that was not charged to 100%, we will be able to hold still more than 25 km. According to our projections, we could connect some 40 km 100% full (54 km advertised). Some phases of descent and the anticipation of delays will have even allowed us to recover energy, which was very useful for the rest to us.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive
Meanwhile, a ballerina is not the hands, it makes sense. However, precisely because of its tri-motorisation (two electric motors, a thermal), he is not without spirit, and sees its rather dynamic times! And it’s always fun, especially when you’re driving a car of this size. A getaway on roads shut by 10 cm of snow allowed us to see that mountain does not scare him. There is, therefore, an SUV widely versatile, which should be well enough for most tasks except the parking. However it is facilitated by a 360 on the central screen vision, it’s something.
Just before arriving in the city, we left the hybrid mode. It enabled us to quietly win some energy points. In this way, with a battery at roughly a quarter before initiating this program, the optimization of consumption gave us a figure around 6 liters. History of finish mode 0 show once in the city, we forced the load for 20 kilometers, with this time a figure everything just below 10 liters.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Price and Conclusion
Again, as with most plug-in hybrids, it is difficult to draw Price teachings with a pure average consumption. In 100% electric, the almost 30 km of actual autonomy can drive without burning a drop of fuel for the ride homework. Provided it does not hang to go on holiday or weekend, compared to an electric. Here, we’ll win in versatility because it is an SUV that does not mind getting dirty, and it’s also roomy.
On the other hand, it will be difficult to hook it up to a kiosk of autolib, see clutter. The painful publicity 38 900 euros, is hardly more expensive now than the Diesel version. Except that the latter is entitled to no tax advantage, with even a malus of 410 euros. Therefore, the Outlander PHEV appears much more interesting than previously, given its new benefits and its tariff.