Prices and specs revealed for revised Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
02 August 2018
Author: Sean Keywood
Mitsubishi has confirmed prices and specifications for its facelifted Outlander PHEV.
Prices for the plug-in hybrid SUV, on sale now, start at £34,255 for entry-level Juro trim, rising to £37,000 for mid-range 4h trim, and £39,100 for range-topping 4hs trim.
All those prices include a £2,500 government plug-in car grant.
An updated powertrain pairs a 2.4-litre, 135hp petrol engine - up from 121hp in the outgoing model - with two electric motors producing 82hp and 95hp.
The new drivetrain allows the revised Outlander to achieve an official combined fuel economy of 139mpg and CO2 emissions of 46g/km under the incoming Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).
The NEDC-correlated figures currently being used for tax purposes are 159.5mpg and 40g/km respectively.
The car's range on electric power only is 28 miles under WLTP testing, and 33 miles with the NEDC-correlated procedure.
In other mechanical changes, Mitsubishi says the front and rear shock absorbers have been revised to improve the Outlander's low-speed ride. A new Sport mode has been installed, delivering sharper throttle response and more grip via the Super All-Wheel Control system.
The steering ratio has also been revised and the power steering ECU re-mapped, to provide greater responsiveness and feel. Larger front brake discs have also been fitted.
A new Snow mode is designed to improve acceleration and cornering on slippery surfaces.
Exterior styling changes include a redesigned grille, revised front and rear bumpers, new headlights, a roof spoiler and two-tone 18in alloy wheels. Inside there are new front seats, new switchgear, a revised instrument cluster, new rear ventilation vents and relocated USB ports.
Standard equipment on all Outlanders includes Smartphone Link Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an electric pre-heater and air-con function, heated front seats, a heated windscreen, dual-zone climate control, keyless operation, front foglights and LED daytime running lights.
Added features with 4h trim include a 360 degree camera system, blindspot warning system, rear cross traffic alert, an eight-way electrically powered driver's seat, heated steering wheel, powered tailgate, LED headlights, LED high beam and LED front foglights.
Stepping up to 4hs trim also adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, auto high beam and an unintended acceleration mitigation system.