Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is A Hi-Tech Hybrid SUV

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The European release of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid off-road vehicle was timed to coincide with a car manufacturer from Japan to the 66th auto show in Frankfurt this year, despite the fact that the first rumors about this model appeared two years ago.

Fresh and Nice Design

Similar to the standard model, the novelty is made according to the “Dynamic Shield” design. As evidenced by the presence of a massive radiator grille, made in an X-shaped style. Frontal lighting and body kit have a filling of LEDs. The car received fog lights in round form with chrome finish.

The shape of the air intakes has also become completely different. Attractive “chrome” is also available on the lower areas of the doors of the new car. On the roof there are metal rails. On the rearview mirrors there are turn signals. Discs of light alloy, having a size of 18 inches, differ in a combination of black and gray.

The rear area is literally stuffed with “chrome”, and also has attractive LED headlights. For this novelty two new body colors are prepared – brown “metalic” and ruby-black. Throughout the body, there are often decorative finishing elements that give the exterior a sporty look.

Highest Quality Interior

The stylish and attractive salon features a very high quality finish from premium materials. The amount of free space inside the car has increased, mainly in width, thus the legroom for passengers has become much larger. The developers shared information that thanks to thirty innovations and improvements, it was possible to improve vibration and noise insulation.

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Summarizing the overall assessment of the interior of the machine, we can say that there is an incredible array of all kinds of innovative developments, systems and technologies to satisfy any desire, even the most severe drivers: Pillows; Premium audio system; Illumination of LEDs; Navigation; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; USB ports; A lot of elements made of wood and metal.

In the presence of a brown premium upholstery with an attractive contrast stitching. The four-spoke steering wheel is covered with leather. The seats are incredibly comfortable, they repeat the anatomical position of the person and are electrically adjustable. The instrument panel is decorated with a floor piano lacquer. A multimedia complex will not allow boredom for passengers, even going the long way.

Hybrid SUV

Under the hood of the luxury SUV is a hybrid two-liter engine with a power of 121 hp, which drives the front wheel pair and two 86-horsepower electric motors, the task of which is the rotation of the rear axle, the battery, power motors, is under the hood of the cabin and its power output corresponds to 12 kW.

The developers have designed it so that it is within the wheelbase, thanks to this, the capacity of the luggage compartment has been preserved. This power plant reduced the need for hydrocarbon fuel consumption, and this contributed to reducing emissions of harmful substances into the environment.

At only electric traction, the new Mitsubishi is able to cover a distance of 34 miles. In addition, the novelty has got the technology Vehicle to home, which allows you to charge the battery from a regular network, and if necessary, to return back the share of energy received (this manipulation will require the installation of additional equipment).

The acceleration to the first sixty is eleven seconds. At the same distance you need five liters of fuel. In general, in terms of its characteristics, the power unit is similar to a unit with a capacity of 1.6 liters with a top speed of 105 mph. It takes about five hours to fully charge, but there is a special “express charge”, which allows you to get 80% of the charge in 30 minutes.

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Summary

The new plug-in hybrid SUV based on the current generation 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander won't be different from the previous generation in terms of power unit

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