2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Arrives With Better Everything

Five years ago, Mitsubishi unveiled the Outlander PHEV, and today, the Japanese automaker has brought it into the 2019MY.

The Japanese plug-in hybrid SUV is described as being better overall than the model it replaces, getting many updates beneath the slightly modified skin.

The revisions include a 2.4-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine which replaces the previous 2.0-liter unit, generator and rear motor outputs increased by 10 percent, and a larger 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery, compared to the previous 12kWh one.

Despite announcing these technical modifications, Mitsubishi hasn’t released any specs of the 2019 Outlander PHEV yet. However, it’s probably safe to assume that it will be a tad faster, and offer a longer electric range than the current model.

A special ‘Snow’ mode is also part of the facelift. It does exactly what its name says, namely improve traction on snow- and ice-covered roads, and it’s joined by a ‘Sport’ mode, which allows drivers to enjoy the SUV at its full potential.

Several changes have been made to its exterior too, such as the addition of new LED headlights and rectangular fog lamp bezels. The tweaked grille is also there, along with the front skid plate, larger roof-mounted spoiler, and different 18-inch alloy wheels.

New seats, revised switchgear, leather upholstery, new instrument panel, different trim, tweaked rear vents, and others, signal the Outlander PHEV’s revisions inside.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander will be presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, on March 6, and it will go on sale in selected European markets in early fall.

Sharing the same space at the company’s stand in Switzerland will be the e-Evolution Concept. The show car, which debuted in Tokyo last year, is coming to Europe for its local premiere, and will be joined by other vehicles, including the Eclipse Cross, ASX, Space Star, Pajero, L200, i-MiEV, and Outlander.

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  • gor134

    I like the front end, especially the new headlights.

  • Bash

    That dash, they wanted it to look a bit like a truck I guess, and those seats looks nice.
    It’s looks nice overall, but not in a way to like it.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Pardon?

  • Liam Paul

    it arrived with a 1999 looking dashboard lol and early 2000s exterior design and who makes this, why even bother

    • Trades46

      Perhaps because it is the 2nd best selling Plug-in hybrid in the world as of today?

  • Dennis Scipio

    Don’t expect a new Outlander/PHEV until 2020, because they want to use the Renault CMF platform.

  • YUGE

    MITSU isn’t a blimp on the US sales radar.

    • eb110americana

      The term you are looking for is “blip,” and it is a blip on every radar it appears on. I wonder how many billions have been poured into a brand that hasn’t had a competitive product in years, just to develop forgettable hybrid crossovers.

  • That interior is in dire need of an overhaul.