With the ability to accommodate up to seven passengers, an initial price of less than $ 25,000 and excellent safety ratings, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev is a good option for families on a budget. It is also one of the few crossover SUV on the market offering a third row. The 2018 model year has already appeared and has made some improvements, the most important of which is the new hybrid plugin variant. On the other hand, the manufacturer is preparing the latest version of this model. It will enter the dealerships like the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev.
Mitsubishi does not give the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev a profound transformation, but a set of simple but effective modifications that prevent the passage of the three rows from becoming obsolete. The front receives most updates, the grid taking a slightly different form; a bolder “sliding plate” along the lower edge of the front bumper; LED headlights; and the fog lights receive new rectangular glasses that connect to the vertical accents under the headlights. The new 18 inch alloy wheels with their “two tone” design are the only changes made to the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev flanks. At the rear, the tailgate rear spoiler is now larger, probably for aerodynamic reasons.
Inside, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev now features better quality leather seats, redesigned front hubs with thicker reinforcements, reworked buttons on the dashboard, a new set of gauges, new trim panels and new HVAV vents for the rear passengers. Mitsubishi has not released images of the new interior. We will have to wait for the Geneva Motor Show for our first official appearance. Nevertheless, we do not expect any significant changes in things like the seating arrangement 2 + 3 + 2.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev will be available with traditional hybrid and plugin transmissions. The base will be a 2.4 liter 2.4 liter engine. This unit can generate 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It will be associated with a continuously variable transmission. With front wheel drive, he gets 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. With AWD, it has a power rating of 24/29 mpg. The next option is a 3.0 liter V-6 producing 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be coupled to a six speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel economy, it is estimated that they are 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Finally, the plugin hybrid engine will combine a 2.0 liter line, electric motors and a 12 kWh battery. A fully electric range of this unit will be up to 22 miles.
Mitsubishi did not release the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev model, but we know what the 2018 model is all about. It starts at $ 34,595 in its SEL base. By choosing the GT, the initial price was $ 40,295. Expect a slight increase in the price of the 2019 model, but not much given the unstable situation of Mitsubishi in the United States.