Mitsubishi’s ground-breaking plug-in hybrid electric SUV, the Outlander PHEV, has been updated for the Australian market in line with recent changes to the Outlander range.

Mitsubishi has tweaked the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV with refreshed styling, which includes an updated Dynamic Shield grille and front bumper design along with new-style 18-inch alloy wheels and revised rear bumper.

For 2019, the freshened Outlander PHEV line-up will include the luxury Exceed variant, equipped with 360 degree Multi Around Monitor, Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and entry-level ES with an optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) safety pack, replacing the Outlander PHEV LS.

The $1500 optional ADAS safety pack introduces Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

The 2019 Outlander PHEV range also gains one-touch power window operation from the driver’s door for all windows, illuminated power window switches, improved seat cushion design, soft leather-look centre console lid and rear seat air-conditioning outlets. 

A quick ratio steering configuration improves responsiveness and steering feel while larger diameter front struts and rear shock absorbers has increased ride comfort and body control.

Dynamic performance is also enhanced thanks to new structural bonding which has increased rigidity.

MMAL CEO John Signoriello said Outlander PHEV offers a smooth and efficient driving experience while enabling drivers to minimise their environmental impact.

“Outlander PHEV is a great demonstration of Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid capability and a fantastic EV solution for busy Australian urban lifestyles.”

“Thanks to its high-performance petrol-electric system, the Outlander PHEV delivers EV fuel economy alongside SUV practicality, providing a low-emission alternative for families and those requiring the flexibility and versatility of an SUV.”

The 2019 Outlander PHEV range is available at Mitsubishi dealers with Recommended Retail Pricing of $45,990 for the ES or $47,490 with optional ADAS safety pack and Exceed for $53,990.

2019 Outlander Range


Model

Drivetrain

Engine

Seats

RRP

ES

S-AWC AWD

Twin electric motors,
2.0-litre MIVEC petrol

5

$45,990

ADAS option

     

$1,500

Exceed

S-AWC AWD

Twin electric motors,
2.0-litre MIVEC petrol

5

$53,990

What’s New for 2019:

  • Front and rear bumper styling
  • New-look twin-blade grille
  • 18-inch alloy wheel design
  • Centre console with soft pad leather armrest
  • One-touch power window operation (driver’s door)
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • New design seats
  • Rear air-conditioning outlet
  • Speed limiter

ES:

  • Silver pinstripe detailing on dash on door trim
  • New leatherette and microsuede seat trim

Optional ADAS safety pack:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)
  • Electro-chromatic mirror

Exceed:

  • High beam LED headlamp
  • LED fog lamp bezel change
  • High grade leather seat
  • Carbon fibre design and silver pinstripe dash and door trim
  • Black headliner

The popular Mitsubishi Outlander has been updated to deliver a more refined and functional vehicle with a number of specification changes across the range.

The 2019 model year Outlander is distinguished by a new-look twin-blade grille, front bumper and rear bumper design combined with a new 18-inch alloy wheel design.

On LS and Exceed models, a rear spoiler provides improved aerodynamics which in combination with the new front and rear bumper design also reduces wind noise.

Inside, the front seats have been revised to increase side support and incorporate new seat trims.
On CVT and automatic equipped models, rear seat passengers have improved ventilation with rear seat vents in the centre console plus a powered USB input.

Adjustable speed limiting with steering wheel controls, illuminated window control switches and one-touch power window operation from the driver’s door for all windows are standard across the 2019 Outlander range.

All models now adopt a quick ratio steering configuration to improve responsiveness and steering feel while larger diameter front struts and rear shock absorbers improve ride comfort and body control. To further enhance the dynamic performance new structural bonding has increased rigidity while changes to exhaust manifold catalytic converter has also reduced engine noise.

The 2019 Outlander range is now available at Mitsubishi dealers.

2019 Outlander Range Pricing


Model

Drivetrain

Engine

Seats

RRP

ES MAN

2WD

2.0-litre petrol

5

$29,290

ES CVT

2WD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$31,290

ES EDAS CVT

2WD

2.4-litre petrol

5

$32,790

ES CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$33,790

ES EDAS CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

5

$35,290

LS CVT

2WD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$33,790

LS CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$36,290

LS AT

AWD

2.2-litre diesel

7

$39,790

Exceed CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$42,290

Exceed AT

AWD

2.2-litre diesel

7

$45,790

New for Model Year 2019:

  • New-design 18-inch alloy wheels
  • New front bumper, fog lamp surround, grille with black mesh inserts and silver garnish
  • New rear bumper design
  • Rear seat air vents in centre console (CVT and AT models)
  • Electric park brake (CVT and AT models)
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • One-touch power window operation on all windows from driver’s side controls
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • New seat cushion design
  • 4-way power seat adjustment (LS)
  • Leather-look seat and door trim inserts (LS)
  • Updated  trims (LS and Exceed)
  • Rear spoiler (LS, Exceed)

Mitsubishi Motors’ new Outlander PHEV has arrived in Australia with a revised design, new technology, increased refinement and additional fast charging flexibility.

In a comprehensive update to the best-selling EV in the Australian market, the new Outlander PHEV has adopted the styling changes from the Model Year 2017 Outlander range while introducing new technology and increased convenience.

The Outlander PHEV was developed from the ground up to be driven by either an internal combustion engine or hybrid technology and as a result there are no compromises in terms of packaging, practicality or driving dynamics.

Available in two specification grades, LS and Exceed, both come with new features such as; Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Link Display Audio with Apple CarPlayTM1 and Android Auto2 integration and Digital Radio (DAB+), electric folding and heated exterior mirrors, LED headlamps with auto levelling and an electronically controlled park brake with Auto Hold function and a DC fast charging socket.

New safety features available as standard on Exceed include, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation with human detection, Multi Around Monitor, Auto High Beam, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System.

For 2017 Mitsubishi introduces a new EV Priority Mode across all variants. The new EV switch is located below the 4WD button and once activated, it allows the driver to operate the vehicle in EV mode without the engine starting, provided there is sufficient charge in the batteries. 

The electronic parking brake’s auto hold button function which, when activated, holds the vehicle in traffic or on an incline the same way a handbrake would, allows the driver to release the footbrake.

Its stylish and functional interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, new accent trim, improved seating comfort with premium finishes and materials to give the cabin a more sophisticated feel.

The new Outlander PHEV delivers a smooth, more responsive on-road performance with improvements to noise levels, ride, handling and throttle response.

Ride quality and comfort have been enhanced with increased structural rigidity in the body, revised suspension design, new Electric Power Steering calibration and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) throughout the vehicle.

The new Outlander PHEV retains its predecessor’s outstanding safety and environmental performance through the use of cutting-edge four-wheel drive, passive safety technology as well as fuel-efficient engine technology. 

Pure EV range extends up to a maximum of 54km, while overall fuel economy has been reduced to 1.7-litre per 100km based on the ADR 81/02 fuel economy cycle.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the new Outlander PHEV builds on the model success in this market.

“The Outlander PHEV is now more stylish, refined and has increased practicality with the addition of a DC fast charge socket capable of recharging the battery to 80 per cent capacity in around 25 minutes,” said Principe.

“Of course, if owners can’t find a recharging station, they don’t have to change their plans as the Outlander PHEV is not limited by the availability of recharging infrastructure.”

Exterior

‘Dynamic Shield’ front design including dark chrome and silver plated grille, silver skid plate, LED headlamps, Day time Running Lamps (DRL) and fog lamps with chrome bezel complete the front design of the new Outlander PHEV.

The sharper rear styling features a new design bumper and silver skid plate. The shark fin antenna, chrome tailgate garnish with LED rear combination lamps and rear fog lamp to complement the front design.

Outlander’s new exterior design is unified overall through the use of wheel arch mouldings, silver roof rails and chrome door sill garnish. New look 18-inch black and polished alloy wheel design complete the modern exterior.

Interior

The new Outlander PHEV gets a fresh design update to the interior space incorporating stylish yet functional features.

The interior is embellished with soft touch features and premium grade materials at every contact point. A new design four spoke steering wheel features gloss black bezel and new accent trim has been applied to the doors, dash and centre console. New material headlining, subtle stitching highlights on the instrument panel and a soft centre armrest enhance the sophisticated feel of the cabin. 

Seating comfort has been greatly enhanced with improved lateral support and an increase in side bolster stiffness. The LS seats feature black Sports cloth trim with leather look bolsters, while the Exceed’s new style leather facings complement the new interior look.

Performance

The new Outlander PHEV boasts improved handling dynamics and greatly reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) along with increased body and structural rigidity for a super quiet and composed ride.

NVH improvements have been developed in part from the application of extensive sound insulation and isolation damping materials throughout the vehicle. Engine noise, cabin boom, road and wind noise are all reduced due to noise-isolating windscreen glass, improved weather stripping, new tyres, damper tuning and modified suspension mounts.

Its low centre of gravity and excellent weight distribution make for exceptional driving dynamics, further enhanced with suspension updates. The Outlander PHEV offers an ultra-smooth driving experience, with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a seamless transition between three driving modes (EV, series hybrid, parallel hybrid), which combine to deliver optimum performance regardless of driving conditions.

Outlander PHEV’s dynamic performance continues to be refined with a number of suspension changes to enhance overall ride comfort and stability. New shock valves advance linearity and body control, while new rear toe link bushes provide improved lateral rigidity. Lower friction front struts and larger rear shock absorbers with new damping contribute to improved steering linearity, while rear shocks have been tweaked to boost stability and ride comfort.

The Outlander PHEV is unique in offering adaptive four-wheel drive with twin electric motors driving the wheels. The front and rear axles are each equipped with their own high-output motor to deliver powerful acceleration when needed, while maintaining an incredibly responsive 4WD performance.

The Outlander PHEV maintains its five-star ANCAP safety rating thanks to its combination of active and passive safety features.

The Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body structure is further bolstered with a suite of active safety features.

Like all models in the Mitsubishi range, the Outlander PHEV is backed by a 5 year/100,000km warranty.

Outlander PHEV at a GLANCE

I - Timing:

  • September 2012: World premiere @ Paris Motor Show
  • January 2013: Start of Production for Japan
  • March 2014: Australian sales commence
  • July  2016: Global 100,000 sales milestone achieved

II - Highlights:

  • Self-charging “Twin motor 4WD” cross over with EV-based architecture (drive-by-wire, no gearbox)
  • The first “Dual Design” car, i.e.: designed from the outset for Internal Combustion Engines AND Plug-in Hybrid EV Technology
  • No compromise packaging:
  •     -Similar cargo space as Outlander ICE (from 463L)
  •     -Similar interior space as Outlander ICE
  • High level of safety:
  •     -Permanent Twin Motor (electric) 4WD + Super-All Wheel Control system + low center of gravity + 55/45 weight distribution
  •     -5-star Euro NCAP rated
  •     -Safety assist features
  • Automatic selection of (alternative) Drive Modes, according to driving conditions
  • Multiple charging choice (on-the-go, regenerating, charge mode, normal plug-in, quick plug-in)
  • Long haul abilities

III – Product overview:

  • Layout:
  •     -At the front:
  •       -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 137 Nm)
  •       -Electric generator
  •       -2.0 liter MIVEC DOHC petrol engine (89 kW - 190 Nm)
  •       -Power Drive Unit
  •     -In the middle, under the floor:
  •       -12 kWh, 80 cells, 300 V Lithium-Ion air-cooled battery pack
  •       -45 l fuel tank
  •     -At the rear:
  •       -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 195 Nm)
  •       -Rear Motor Control Unit
  • Multiple charging choice:
  •     -Automatic “on-the-go” charging, in - Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid Modes
  •     -Standard on-board dual plug-in charger for :
  •       -Normal charging (approx 6.5 hours for 100 per cent charge - 230V – 10 A or 3h30 with 16 A)Quick charging (approx 25 min for 80 per cent charge)
  •     -« Battery Charge Mode »:
  •       -Driver-activated (switch on center console)
  •       -Autonomous self-charging through ICE
  •       -Can also be activated when the vehicle is stationary
  •       -Can recover 80 per cent charge in approx 40 min
  •     -Regenerative Braking (cannot be controlled when Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is active.
  •       -Activated either when lifting off accelerator pedal or when braking
  •       -Degree of regeneration controlled by driver :
  •         -« B » position on shifter with two selectable levels
  •         -Six incremental steps through steering wheel-mounted paddles
  • Additional EV features:
  •     -« Battery Save Mode » :
  •       -Driver-selected meant to switch automatically to « Series Hybrid Mode » or « Parallel Hybrid Mode » to save on electricity, allowing to later enter CO2-restricted city centers or quiet residential areas, or simply to enjoy nature in full silence.
  •     -Remote monitoring through dedicated WiFi smartphone app
  •     -« Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) to warn pedestrians
  •     -Electric hot water-powered heater.
  •     -Illuminated twin charge port (regular and quick) recess behind lid - with charging indicator (on/off lamp) and energy level gauge show charging status and level.
  •     -5 m standard charging cable with heat insulation, GND OPEN detector features and safety gauge.
  •     -PHEV system designed to support long-term Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) smart grid protocol
  •     -EV Priority switch - to prevent the PHEV system to switch to hybrid mode and therefore retain the full electric driving on demand
  • Unique Twin Motor 4WD drivetrain:
  •     -No gearbox
  •     -Permanent 4WD from independent front and rear motors
  •     -Drive-by-wire 4WD operation, controlled by PHEV Operating System
  •     -Multi-Mode Power Drive Unit-activated front wheels in « Parallel Hybrid Mode »
  •     -Optimal Fr/Rr torque split
  •     -Lancer Evolution-derived S-AWC («Super-All Wheel Control») to improve driving stability and handling precision - « 4WD LOCK » function available.
  •     -Under-floor mid-mounted battery pack helps with low(er) center of gravity (- 30 mm vs. Outlander ICE) and excellent Fr/Rr weight distribution (55 per cent - 45 per cent).
  • SUV versatility:
  •     -Commanding driving position
  •     -Minimum ground clearance : 190mm
  •     -Towing capacity (braked): 1,500 kg
  • Premium safety:
  •     -Impact :
  •       -Reinforced underbody construction (Supporting the extra weight of the drive battery and additional on-board motor, delivering the superior quietness and advanced driving comfort that drivers have come to expect from a PHEV)
  •       -Four-member battery frame directly connected to the chassis
  •       -Battery pack safely located under the floor, within the wheelbase
  •       -5-star ANCAP rated
  • Traction battery:
  •       -Cooling unit, operated through an independent unit (air cooled)
  •       -Four-member battery frame directly connected to the chassis,
  •       -New sealed drive battery pack construction
  •       -Rigid sheet metal and solid frame-weld construction battery pack tray
  •       -Protective battery pack tray coating
  • Safety Assist:
  •       -Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (“AVAS”) to warn pedestrians
  •       -Forward Collision Mitigation system (“FCM”) with Pedestrian Detection Function
  •       -Lane Departure Warning system (“LDW”)
  •       -Adaptive Cruise Control system (« ACC »)
  •       -Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
  •       -Multi-around Monitor w/ Bird-View Image
  •       -Blind Spot Warning (BSW) + Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

EV-based layout

  • At the front:
  •     -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 137 Nm), located on the left side of the engine compartment, transaxle style,
  •     -Generator, positioned next to the motor
  •     -2.0 liter MIVEC DOHC petrol engine (87 kW - 186 Nm), located on the right side of the engine compartment,
  •     -Multi-Mode front Power Drive Unit to offer optimum performance in three different driving modes with two different power sources.
  • In the middle, under the floor :
  •     -12 kWh, 80 cells, 300 V Lithium-Ion air-cooled traction battery pack
  •     -45 l fuel tank
  • At the rear, under the cargo area:
  •     -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 195 Nm) with no intrusion in the cargo area.
  •     -Rear Motor Control Unit, taking advantage of the electric motor characteristic to enable smooth driving.

Electric primary force

Outlander PHEV’s Twin Motor 4WD system employs independent front and rear electric motors as primary force to drive the front and rear wheels.

This innovative layout features neither conventional gearbox nor driveshaft, the system being electronically-controlled through the PHEV Operating System. The elimination of the propeller shaft (or connective mechanism) lowers friction-induced power loss while greatly enhancing response and control.

Total (four wheel) control

Mitsubishi Motors’ PHEV system uses a newly developed drive-by-wire Twin-Motor Four-Wheel-Drive system mated to Mitsubishi's S-AWC (“Super All Wheel Control”). Based on the four-wheel-drive technology developed and honed in the Lancer Evolution, S-AWC integrates control of the 4WD, ASC ABS and AYC (Active Yaw Control) systems:

In addition, working in tandem with the PHEV system, S-AWC distributes power to the front and rear wheels, as well as the left and right wheels to improve driving stability and handling precision. In effect, S-AWC reduces differential limiting force and front-wheel slippage while optimizing front-rear power distribution to ensure powerful takeoff acceleration.

Furthermore, a “4WD LOCK” function enhances response through front / rear drive power transfer that improves traction and straight-line stability on snow, dirt and other slippery road surfaces.

Last but not least, the under-floor location of the traction battery brings additional benefits, namely: increased passive safety as well as improved active safety, lowering the center of gravity (- 30 mm vs. Outlander ICE) and contributing to an excellent Fr/Rr weight distribution (55 per cent - 45 per cent).

PHEV Operating System

The Operating System gathers data and information from all the major EV components to provide integrated management of the car’s performance.

This advanced management system constantly monitors battery status and the energy recovered from the regenerative brakes while regulating output to ensure smooth and powerful acceleration from a full stop. As a result the system optimizes and minimizes energy consumption to deliver the most appropriate actual on-road performance.

Outlander PHEV applies further advanced system from the PHEV Operating System from MiEV, including a function for plug-in charging, whether normal or through a quick-charger. It controls not only battery and motors, but also engine and generator.

EV – Series – Parallel

The PHEV Operating System also automatically selects Outlander PHEV’s three driving modes (“EV”, “Series Hybrid”, and “Parallel Hybrid”, enhancing driving performance and fuel economy with no driver intervention required.

All modes are engaged alternatively, the PHEV Operating System shifting constantly between them back and forth seamlessly in a split second, according to battery level as well as driving conditions, with a bias to return to EV Mode as soon and as often as possible.

Pure EV Mode

  • Whatever the circumstances, the PHEV Operating System will always start the car in this « Pure EV Mode » where driving is electric-only :
  • The car is powered by both front & rear motors (i.e. permanent electric 4WD)
  • The energy is sourced from the traction battery
  • The maximum speed in EV mode is 120 km/h (where legal)
  • Outlander PHEV offers an appreciable 54 km driving range in Pure EV Mode i.e, within the average daily distance for most drivers. Individual driving style and therefore its impact on PHEV Operating System’s automatic selection of Modes may translate in either shorter but also longer EV range.

Series Hybrid Mode

  • The car is still powered by its front & rear motors (i.e. permanent electric 4WD) :
  • The ICE is automatically engaged solely to run the generator, in order to charge the battery and/or provide up to 60kW additional drive power « on-the-go »(it also stops automatically)
  • In case of sudden power demand (above the 60 kW supplied by the battery) such as passing or driving uphill, all situations interpreted the PHEV Operating System as a power drain, to be compensated.
  • The system is biased to switch back to Pure EV Mode as often/soon as possible
  • The ICE is also punctually activated to keep the catalytic converter in optimum condition

Parallel Hybrid Mode

  • The ICE being inherently more efficient at higher speeds than the electric motors, it then takes over as primary motive power, driving the front wheels via the Multi-Mode front Power Drive Unit :
  • Notwithstanding, the front & rear motors are still in motion to assist seamlessly the ICE (i.e. still permanent electric 4WD)
  • As for the two other modes, « Parallel Hybrid » is automatically activated for steady high power demand such as long distance motorway cruising.
  • The system is biased to switch back to « Series hybrid Mode » (or « Pure EV Mode » below 120 km/h – where legal) as often/soon as possible
  • The ICE is also engaged to run the generator, in order to charge the traction battery using surplus torque

It should be noted that the Outlander PHEV power system never runs at a maximum output, i.e. combining all its various components (ICE + front motor + rear motor) at the same time. Instead, the PHEV Operating System will always look for the best combination of Drive Modes - and therefore power source - according to driving conditions.

As a result, there is no such concept as « maximum total output » as sometimes seen elsewhere but rather a sourcing of energy within a given range, using a matching combination of power sources:

 

Pure EV Mode

Series Hybrid Mode

Parallel Hybrid Mode

Max. energy
from Battery
(to Fr & Rr Motors)

up to 60 kW
(split between 
front & rear motors)

up to 60 kW
(split between 
front & rear motors)

up to 60 kW
(split between 
front & rear motors)

Max. energy
from Generator 
(to Battery via ICE)

0

up to 60 kW
(battery charging
3 to 10 min activation)

up to 60kW

Max. energy
from ICE 
(to front wheels)

0

0

up to 89 kW

Recommended Retail Pricing

Outlander PHEV LS $50,490.00
Outlander PHEV Exceed $55,490.00

Warranty and Servicing

The new Outlander PHEV benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty. The Outlander PHEV range has Mitsubishi’s four-year Capped Price Servicing which are scheduled every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be available from Mitsubishi dealers from the 5th April 2017.

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia will introduce a range of advanced safety features to the 2017 Outlander range with Multi Around Monitor, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist fitted standard to its top-of-the-range Exceed. When it goes on sale in September, the 2017 Outlander line-up will also introduce a new mid-level LS Safety Pack model with Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam feature. Exceed also adopts these features as standard.

In addition, all 2017 models will be upgraded with the latest smartphone connectivity technology via Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) and digital broadcast radio to enhance Outlander’s entertainment unit functionality, while entry level LS 2WD models with CVT gain seven seats.

For 2017, Outlander all-wheel drive models boast an electric park brake.

Building on Outlander’s recent design, refinement and dynamic improvements, Mitsubishi has added thoughtful touches to the 17MY Outlander interior, including LED lighting in the front foot wells, new LED-lit centre console box and 12V socket in the rear cargo area, for extra convenience. Outlander’s dynamic performance continues to be refined with a number of suspension changes to enhance overall ride comfort and stability.

New shock valves advance linearity and body control, while new rear toe link bushes provide improved lateral rigidity. Lower friction front struts with new damping contribute to improved steering linearity, while rear shocks have been tweaked to boost stability and ride comfort.

The updated Outlander range is available from Mitsubishi dealers nationally.

2017 OUTLANDER MODEL RANGE AND NEW FEATURES

LS 2WD 2.0-litre petrol, 5-speed manual, 5-seat:

  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)
  • Dual zone air-conditioning
  • New design centre console
  • Centre console with LED lamp
  • LED lighting in the front leg space
  • 12 Volt socket in the rear cargo area
  • Shark fin antenna

LS 2WD 2.0-litre petrol, CVT auto (as above, plus):

  • Seven seats
  • Electric folding and heated outer mirrors

LS AWD 2.4-litre petrol, CVT auto (as above, plus):

  • Electric park brake
  • High contrast meter

LS Safety Pack 2WD 2.0-litre petrol CVT 5-seat (as above, plus):

  • Optional 2.4-litre petrol CVT powertrain with AWD
  • Optional 2.4-litre petrol CVT powertrain with AWD, seven seats
  • Optional 2.2-litre diesel powertrain with 6-speed auto, AWD, seven seats
  • Electric park brake (AWD models only)
  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Intermittent rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlights

Exceed AWD 2.4-litre petrol CVT 7-seat (as above, plus):

  • Optional 2.2-litre diesel powertrain with 6-speed auto
  • All Safety Pack features standard fitment
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
  • Multi Around Monitor
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • LED front fog lamps with fog lamp indicator

Exterior colour range

The 2017 Outlander exterior colour range remains unchanged from 2016, with seven colours available:

  • White
  • Starlight pearl
  • Cool silver metallic
  • Titanium metallic
  • Black pearl
  • Ironbark metallic
  • Red metallic

Prestige pearlescent and metallic paint finishes $590 RRP.

Recommended Retail Pricing

Variant

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Seats

RRP

LS

2.0l petrol

2WD

5MT

5

$28,750

LS

2.0l petrol

2WD

CVT

7

$30,500

LS

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

7

$33,500

LS Safety Pack

2.0l petrol

2WD

CVT

5

$32,000

LS Safety Pack

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

5

$35,000

LS Safety Pack

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

7

$36,000

LS Safety Pack

2.2l diesel

AWD

6AT

7

$39,500

Exceed

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

7

$44,000

Exceed

2.2l diesel

AWD

6AT

7

$47,500

Warranty and Capped Price Servicing

The 2017 Outlander benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty. The Outlander range has Mitsubishi’s four-year Capped Price Servicing with services scheduled every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced body, chassis and powertrain enhancements, along with front, rear and interior styling changes, for its newly revised 2016 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV. The upgrades are in-line with the substantial mid-life changes to Mitsubishi’s recently released 2016 Outlander, which delivered a smoother, more responsive on-road performance with improvements to quietness, steering performance, ride and handling. Further to this, changes to the 2016 Outlander PHEV are designed to deliver better hybrid fuel efficiency and acceleration feel and throttle response, while cosmetic improvements – including design features unique to PHEV – give Mitsubishi’s flagship electric vehicle a more upmarket, high-grade appearance inside and out.

New active safety features – such as new Multi-around View Monitor – which help prevent low-speed parking and traffic accidents will also be introduced with the 2016 Outlander PHEV range. The 2016 upgrades have been announced for the Japanese domestic market, where the updated Outlander PHEV makes its global market debut in July.

Exterior Design

Just like the 2016 Outlander, the new plug-in hybrid version of Outlander features Mitsubishi’s striking “dynamic shield” front design concept. However, the PHEV model is distinguished by bumper extensions, side garnish and exterior decoration designed to evoke a high-quality, sporty impression. The exterior design is enhanced with a new 18-inch alloy wheel exclusive the PHEV models, with two-tone machined and black gloss finishes. The Outlander PHEV exterior colour range has been expanded with new colours including Ruby Black Pearl and Quartz Brown metallic.

Ruby Black Pearl is unique to PHEV models, and features a black pearl paint with contrasting ruby red flecks. The new colours join the existing Japanese domestic colour line-up of:

  • Black Mica
  • Titanium Grey Metallic
  • White Pearl
  • Red Metallic

Interior Design

Outlander PHEV’s 2016 interior is styled to create a luxurious and high-quality cabin space. The redesigned seats feature new trim with accent stitching, which is repeated in the padded door trim inserts. The seats use styled padding and trim lines which follow the shape of the occupant’s body to provide superior fit and comfort for front and rear passengers. The premium quality of the interior is reinforced in the all-new four-spoke steering wheel design, which is trimmed with seamless, fine-quality leather for a comfortable grip, and silver steering-wheel mounted controls with a chrome finish.

The instrument cluster is trimmed with accent stitching, while the newly designed large centre console uses a finish to reflect the elegance of Japanese black lacquer used in traditional Japanese craftwork. Black stream patterns and lustrous accents feature in the dashboard and door trim ornament panels. A power-adjusted driver’s seat becomes standard on all trim levels, and most variants gain the heated steering wheel function.

On-Road Performance

In addition to 2016 Outlander general improvements to NVH, steering, ride and handling, Mitsubishi Motors has increased the fuel efficiency of Outlander’s plug-in hybrid system by reducing engine friction and overall system optimisation. This represents improved hybrid fuel efficiency of 8 per cent with an official figure of 20.2km/l (JC08 mode). Meanwhile, improvements to electric motor efficiency have extended the 2016 Outlander PHEV’s all-electric range by 0.6km to 60.8km based on JC08 mode. Launch feel or acceleration from a standing start and overall throttle response has improved with revisions to the plug-in hybrid EV and motor control systems.

The 2016 model introduces new safety technology features, including Unintentional Move Off Control system and Multi-around View Monitor, which gives the driver a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle to assist with parking or negotiating tight spaces. Unintentional Move Off Control system mitigates impact damage by controlling speed in reverse or forward gear when a driver presses the accelerator by mistake and inadvertently moves toward another vehicle or obstacle. This feature is a factory option on some models. The 2016 Outlander PHEV will be introduced to the Japanese domestic market on 9 July and rolled out progressively to new and existing markets across the globe.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia will announce details of local specification and availability closer to its local launch.

Mitsubishi Motors new 2016 Outlander has arrived in Australia with substantial mid-life changes, marking a new era for the brand in design excellence, refinement and overall driver engagement. The new-look 2016 Outlander has been redesigned and re-engineered from nose to tail to deliver a dynamic new appearance and significantly improved performance on the road. Hot on the heels of its reveal at this month’s New York International Auto Show, the 2016 Outlander is the first Mitsubishi production vehicle to showcase the brand’s striking new “Dynamic Shield” design concept, giving the Outlander a fresh, sophisticated on-road presence. The Outlander’s bold new front design features a redesigned front and rear fascia, new front guards, LED Day Time Running Lights (DRL), silver roof rails, new design 18-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lights. Its stylish yet functional interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, new accent trim, improved seating comfort and premium finishes to give the cabin a more sophisticated feel.

The 2016 Outlander delivers a smoother, more responsive on-road performance with improvements to noise levels, ride, handling and throttle response. A new generation Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT) offers improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery. The Outlander’s ride quality and comfort have been enhanced with increased structural rigidity in the body, revised suspension design, new Electric Power Steering calibration and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) throughout the vehicle. The new Outlander retains its predecessor’s outstanding safety and environmental performance through the use of cutting-edge four-wheel drive, passive safety technology as well as fuel-efficient engine technology. A renamed three model structure includes the entry level LS, mid-range XLS and top-of-the-range Exceed variant. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the new-look Outlander features an unprecedented number of improvements and enhancements that will increase its overall appeal in the market.

“The new 2016 Outlander demonstrates the brand’s renewed emphasis on style, refinement and driver engagement. “The changes we’ve made to the Outlander are more than skin deep. The 2016 Outlander looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle making it even more compelling value than before.” “The 2016 Outlander builds on what is already a well-rounded, well-equipped package with great SUV functionality, terrific fuel economy and low running costs. Combined with Mitsubishi’s reliability and safety standards, the 2016 Outlander represents unmatched value.”

The Outlander’s bold new front design marks the first time Mitsubishi’s new “Dynamic Shield” design concept has been applied to a production vehicle. This feature is inherited from the bumper side protection seen on generations of the Pajero, providing reassuring protection for both people and car. Chrome and silver plated grille, silver skid plate, LED Day Time Running Lamps (DRL) and fog lamp bezel complete the front design of the 2016 Outlander. Outlander’s new sharper rear styling features a new design bumper and silver skid plate. Chrome tailgate garnish with LED rear combination lamps and rear fog lamp compliment the front design. Outlander’s new exterior design is unified overall through the use of body-wide chrome accents, silver roof rails and door sill garnish under the bottom edge of the front and rear doors. New look 18-inch alloy wheel design complete the modern exterior. The top-of-the-range Exceed model gains new exterior LED headlamps.

The 2016 Outlander gets a fresh design update to the interior space incorporating stylish yet functional features. The interior is embellished with soft touch features and premium grade materials at every contact point. A new design steering wheels features gloss black bezel and new accent trim has been applied to the doors and dashboard. New material headlining, subtle stitching highlights on the instrument panel and a soft type centre console enhance the sophisticated feel of the cabin. The top-of-the-range Exceed model gains a gloss black streamline vein instrument panel and door trim. Seating comfort has been greatly enhanced with improved lateral support and an increase in side bolster stiffness. A new black cloth seat trim (on LS and XLS models) with stitching details complement the new interior look. Functionality has been greatly improved with an Electro-chromatic rear view mirror (on XLS and Exceed models) and sunglasses holder (on LS and XLS models).

The 2016 Outlander boasts improved handling dynamics and greatly reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) along with increased body and structural rigidity for a quieter and superbly composed ride. NVH improvements have been developed in part from the application of extensive sound insulation and isolation damping materials throughout the vehicle. Engine noise, cabin boom, road and wind noise are all reduced due to the modified engine air intake system (petrol and diesel engines), noise-isolating windscreen glass, improved weather stripping, new tyres, damper tuning and modified suspension mounts. In total, thirty-nine NVH improvements have been applied to the 2016 model. The door closing sound is further improved by revising the structure of the door seals for greater sense of quality when opening and closing. Refinement also comes in the form of manoeuvrability. Improved steering response, handling and ride feel are achieved through a more rigid suspension system, reinforced body and Electronic Power Steering calibrations. The larger diameter rear dampers allow accurate tuning to gain good straight line stability and high levels of ride comfort. The revised Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT) system delivers improved acceleration launch feel from a standing start as well as acceleration response across the rev range to give increased overtaking performance. Transmission shift quality, kick-down feel and downshift response are all improved, as is fuel economy from friction reduction applications and overall ratio expansion.

The 2016 Outlander range maintains its five-star ANCAP safety rating thanks to its combination of active and passive safety features. The Outlander has front driver and passenger airbags, side, curtain and knee protection airbags, reversing camera, reserving sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The Outlander’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body structure is further bolstered with active safety features including Traction Control and Active Stability Control (ASC), ABS with Electronic Break Distribution (EBD) and Hill Start Assist. The Exceed is equipped with additional safety features including Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Mitigation.

LS Standard Features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Hands free Bluetooth with voice command and steering wheel controls
  • Display audio
  • Reverse sensors
  • Reverse camera
  • Privacy glass
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Side turn lamp in door mirrors
  • Climate control air-conditioning (single zone)
  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • ECO mode
  • 7 airbags (driver and passenger, side and curtain, driver knee)
  • Hill start assist
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel and shift knob
  • Silver accent on instrument centre panel
  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Welcome light and coming home light
  • Chrome belt line moulding
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Driver and passenger sun visor with ticket holder and illuminated vanity mirror
  • Headlining with sunglass holder (LS and XLS only)

XLS Features Over LS:

  • Digital Audio
  • Touch Screen-Satellite Navigation (MMCS)
  • Dual zone air-conditioning
  • Dusk sensing head lamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Electric folding mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Electro-chromatic rear view mirror
  • Cargo blind
  • High contrast meter with colour LCD display

Exceed Features Over XLS:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Smart key
  • One Touch Start
  • Power tailgate
  • Sunroof
  • Leather seats
  • Seat heaters
  • Driver power seat
  • Driver seat back pocket
  • LED headlamps
  • Headlamp washers
  • Gloss black streamline vein instrument panel and door trim
  • Chrome outer door handles
  • Outer scuff plate

Exterior Colour Range

  • Ironbark (new)
  • White
  • Starlight*
  • Cool Silver
  • Titanium
  • Black*
  • Red

*Premium Paint $550 RRP

Product Line-Up

Drivetrain

Price class

Engine

Trans

Seats

2WD

LS

2.0L Smart MIVEC

5MT

5

LS

2.0L Smart MIVEC

CVT

5

XLS

2.0L Smart MIVEC

CVT

5

4WD

LS

2.4L Smart MIVEC

CVT

5

XLS

2.4L Smart MIVEC

CVT

7

XLS

2.2L DiD I/C T/C

6AT

7

EXCEED

2.4L Smart MIVEC

CVT

7

EXCEED

2.2L DiD I/C T/C

6AT

7

Recommended Retail Pricing

2WD LS MT

14.5MY

16MY

Change

2WD LS MT

$27,740

$28,490

$750

2WD LS CVT

$29,990

$30,490

$500

2WD XLS CVT

$33,490

$33,490

$0

4WD LS CVT

$32,990

$33,490

$500

4WD XLS CVT

$36,490

$36,490

$0

4WD Exceed CVT

$43,890

$43,490

-$400

4WD XLS DiD 6AT

$39,490

$39,490

$0

4WD Exceed DiD 6AT

$46,890

$46,490

-$400

Fuel Economy / Emissions / Kerb weights

 

2.0L Petrol 5MT

2.0L Petrol CVT

2.4L Petrol CVT

2.2L Diesel 6AT

Fuel consumption (L/100km)

7.0

6.7

7.2

6.2

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

162

156

166

163

Fuel tank capacity

63

63

60

60

Kerb mass

1410

1430

1500/1535*

1630

*7 seat version

Key dimensions / capacity

Length (mm)

4695

Width - exl mirrors (mm)

1810

Height (mm)

1680

Wheelbase (mm)

2670

Front & rear track (mm)

1540

Leg room - front (mm)

1039

Leg room  - 2nd row (mm)

948

Cargo area, 5 seat

-----

Length (mm)

991

Width (mm)

1306

Height (mm)

794

Capacity (L)

477

Capacity rear seats folded (L)

1608

Cargo area, 7 seat

-----

Length (mm)

1048

Width (mm)

1306

Height (mm)

794

Capacity (L) (behind 3rd row)

128

Capacity rear seats folded (L)

1608

Turning circle – kerb to kerb (m)

10.6

Ground clearance (mm)

190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty and Servicing

The 2016 Outlander benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty. The Outlander range has Mitsubishi’s four-year Capped Price Servicing which are scheduled every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be available from Mitsubishi dealers from 19 April 2015.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the global debut of the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. The MitsubishiConcept XR-PHEV II is a small SUV powered by a new Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV) system and is expected to be MMC’s second PHEV following the Outlander PHEV launched in January 2013. The new PHEV system presented in the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II is a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency front-engine, front-drive system ideal for a compact SUV. The system is estimated to achieve very low CO2 emissions of below 40g/km – among the lowest of any PHEV – while also delivering gutsy and smooth performance with excellent response with its 120kW electric motor. The concept model reflects MMC’s focus on electric vehicles in its approach to environmental technologies and is currently developing PHEV systems best suited to each model in its line-up with a view to introducing them in the near future.

Exterior

The new XR-PHEV II expresses vibrant dynamism with a silhouette reflecting taut muscularity and a body shape that comprises a character line which sharply cuts into its sides and merging with the protruding rear fenders. The front face is inherited from the motif seen historically on the Pajero. The XR-PHEV II’s front face expresses a new “shield” shape by evolving the Pajero’s traditional bumper design extended inward and upward respectively. In addition, this front motif is replicated at the rear, featuring a high-mount tail lamp for improved rear visibility.

Interior

The interior expresses fortitude through an aluminium frame that spreads out sideways from the central console which supports the minimalist horizontal instrument panel. It features high contrast instrument panel complete with black-and-silver hues. The cockpit was made to functionally enhance the driver’s focus with controls concentrated in the centre console and in the steering wheel.

PHEV system

The new PHEV system is designed for use in front-engine, front-drive models and comprises a MIVEC engine, a new electric motor/generator and a new power drive unit mounted up front. The new power drive unit comprises a compact and high-efficiency inverter and variable voltage system to achieve high power and high torque. CO2 emissions reach under 40 g/km when on the move, among the very best in terms of environmental performance for a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The PHEV system is designed to operate primarily in all-electric mode with the engine acting as a generator or supplying additional motive power when needed. Depending on driving conditions and remaining battery charge, the system automatically switches between all-electric, series hybrid and parallel hybrid modes. By selecting Battery Save or Battery Charge mode, the driver can drive in all-electric mode when they wish to do so. While delivering powerful and sporty performance, the system achieves smooth motoring with an extremely quiet interior and no transmission shift shock further enhancing the driving experience.

Specifications

L x W x H

4,490mm × 1,890 mm × 1,620 mm

Wheelbase

2,670 mm

Seats

4

Battery Capacity

12 kWh

Motor Output

120 kW

Drivetrain

2WD

CO2 Emissions

Below 40 g/km