The quest for cleaner vehicles but the desire for SUV vehicles was in the opposite direction. But the Mitsubishi figure-out a way to solve the problem with the Outlander PHEV.
The 2016 model of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV marked the second generation of the electrified SUV from the Japanese car-maker. It was unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. It was the answer not only for all of those who were looking for an ecological vehicle but also for all of those who were looking for a car good for everything.
The styling was upgraded when compared with its predecessor, with a new front fascia. Its appearance looked more modern, with some chromed details on and around the grille. The smaller headlights were available with LED light, which not only lights better, but they also are using less electricity to run. The rest of the car still looked like a jacked-up station-wagon.
Inside, there was enough room for up to five passengers. Unlike the older Outlander, which was available with seven seats, the PHEV had to carry the batteries and those are stored under the floor. There are 80 cells there and the 12kWh batteries take some space. Mitsubishi managed to install three true seats in the back, with enough legroom and headroom.
The PHEV stands Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Basically, the car is intended to be charged at home and start the day with the batteries fully charged. On regular home-outlet power supply, that would take up to 5 hours.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.0 MIVEC CVT (203 HP)
|Power:||89 KW @ 4500 RPM|
121 HP @ 4500 RPM
119 BHP @ 4500 RPM
|Torque:||140 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM|
190 Nm @ 4500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||106 mph (171 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||11 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Length:||184.8 in (4694 mm)|
|Width:||70.9 in (1801 mm)|
|Height:||67.3 in (1709 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||60.6/60.6 in (1,539/1,539 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||105.1 in (2670 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||8.5 in (216 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||16.4 cuFT (464 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||4068 lbs (1845 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||5159 lbs (2340 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|Combined:||130.7 mpg US (1.8 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||42 g/km|
|Plug-in Hybrid System|
Front electric motor power: 60 kW (82 HP)
Front electric motor torque: 137 Nm (101 lb-ft)
Rear electric motor power: 60 kW (82 HP)
Rear electric motor torque: 195 Nm (144 lb-ft)
Total system power: 149 kW (203 HP)
Battery: Lithium-ion 300 V 12 kWh
Charging time: regular - 5 hours; quick 30 min (up to 80% capacity)
EV driving range: 52 km (32 miles)