Best-selling PHEV SUV gets a good amount of updates

The revised 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is set to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and It’s about time. The SUV has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle since 2015, an achievement it earned after selling more than 100,000 units in the continent in the last three years. Globally, over 140,000 units of the Outlander PHEV have been sold since the model arrived back in 2013.

Mitsubishi to Showcase New Outlander PHEV in Geneva with Better Tech, Revised Looks
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The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers a lot of updates and potential, including Mitsubishi’s promise of increasing battery capacity by 15 percent and battery output by 10 percent

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers a lot of updates and potential, including Mitsubishi’s promise of increasing battery capacity by 15 percent and battery output by 10 percent. Likewise, the electric motor’s output will also net a 10-percent improvement, all without sacrificing range. Even the SUV’s ICE unit is getting an improvement in the form of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Atkinson engine. According to Mitsubishi, the new engine will provide higher torque and improved efficiency. Two new driving modes — SPORT and SNOW — are also on the table.

On the side of aesthetics, the Outlander PHEV is also getting a number of new and improved components. A more significant front grille is on the menu, as is a large rear spoiler, and a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, Mitsubishi’s going premium with the addition of quilted leather, hip-hugging seats, a new instrument panel, and a revised switchgear.

Mitsubishi to Showcase New Outlander PHEV in Geneva with Better Tech, Revised Looks
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A more significant front grille is on the menu, as is a large rear spoiler, and a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

As far as improvements go, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has enough to warrant some love in Geneva. More importantly, these improvements should help the SUV retain its title as the best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV in the market. The full details of the Outlander PHEV will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, including its price tag. For now, take comfort knowing that the price of the new Outlander PHEV shouldn’t be too far away from the outgoing to model, which sells from £34,805, or around $48,700 based on current exchange rates.

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