The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

A new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) will go on sale in Ireland in October 2018 with reduced pricing from €39,900.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is also one of the first plug-in hybrids to be officially rated in the new WLTP fuel consumption and emissions tests. The Outlander achieved a CO2 emissions figure of 46g/km (a change of 5g/km from previous NEDC protocol), and a maximum EV range of 45 km.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been extensively updated for model year 2019 and will start from €39,900 for the Intense model, €43,900 for the Instyle model and €47,500 for the S-Edition model.

More power for updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

A new, 2.4-litre petrol engine uses MIVEC variable-valve timing system to seamlessly switch between Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles depending on the driving situation. It produces more power compared to the older unit (135 hp vs 121 hp) and more torque across a wider rev range (211 Nm vs 190 Nm).

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s electric powertrain has also been improved, with the rear electric motor now producing 95hp and a drive battery with a 10% higher output and increased capacity to 13.8kWh. 0-100kmh acceleration is now 10.5 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than before.

The interior of the revised Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The interior of the revised Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Improved comfort and refinement

Shock absorbers have been revised to improve the low-speed ride and a new “Sport Mode” brings sharper throttle responsiveness and more grip via the Super All-Wheel Control system. The steering rack has been quickened and the power steering ECU re-mapped to offer more responsiveness and feel, while larger front brake discs boosts stopping power. There’s also a new “Snow Mode” to improve low-grip launching and cornering abilities on slippery surfaces.

Mitsubishi says the Outlander PHEV is also “quieter and more refined, with more comfort and supportive front seats”, as well as new switchgear, a revised instrument cluster, the addition of rear vents, more convenient USB ports and new interior accent trim.

A new front end with a redesigned grille, new bumper extension and new lighting help distinguish the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, while the rear is enhanced with a redesigned rear bumper extension and a large roof spoiler. New 18-inch multi-spoke alloys complete the exterior revisions.