In the world of Sport Utility Vehicles, nothing is making a splash on the
market like the 2018 Mistubishi Outlander PHEV. That’s PHEV as in
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
The new Outlander PHEV is now the best selling vehicle in its class in the world. With the efficiency of a plug-in and all the flexibility of an SUV this new Outlander brings a whole new dimension of efficiency to travel on the road.
This is high-tech transportation with three drive modes – EV Drive, Series Hybrid Mode, and Parallel Hybrid Mode. Your vehicle decides which mode is most suitable for conditions and seamlessly makes the switch and you won’t even notice the change. In EV Drive Mode you are operating on electricity only with zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. Other drive modes use both the gasoline and electric motors in the best possible combination to provide maximum efficiency and best use of power.
Imagine plugging in your vehicle at home and filling up with power at a mere fraction of the cost of filling a standard gasolene fuel tank. The Outlander PHEV can be charged from any regular 120 volt household outlet. The quick charging DC charging mode allows for a faster charge which provides up to 80 per cent of a full charge in only 30 minutes.
The gasoline engine is a 2.0 L, 4-cylinder with 117 horsepower and works with an electric engine that provides an additional 80 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft of torque.
On top of all that, government incentive programs in Ontario provide up to $7000 in rebates to purchasers of electric vehicles.
The Outlander is much more than an efficient hybrid vehicle. On the outside, it’s a stylish beautifully contoured vehicle with a stunning front fascia and distinctive Mitsubishi front grille with chrome accents.
On the inside, a roomy cabin allows for driver and passenger comfort. A well designed driver’s cockpit allows for easy reach of all controls and the instrument clusters is bright and colourful and easily read.
There is plenty of room for storage in the cargo area even when you are loaded up with passengers.
Driver assist functions help guide you along your way on busy city streets or on longer distances during highway driving.
Blind Spot Warning with Lane change Assist helps identify vehicles in, or approaching your blind spot while on the road. The Forward Collision Mitigation System with pedestria n detection uses both camera and laser rear to help prevent potential collisions with vehicles or pedestrians.
When it comes to quality, Mitsubishi backs up their products with some of the most comprehensive warranties available including ten-year 160,000 km lithium-ion battery limited warranty and a ten-year powertrain limited warranty.
If you have ever thought about stepping up to a hybrid vehicle, the time is now to check out the new Outlander PHEV and see how an electric powered vehicle could change your lifestyle while providing all the amenities of an SUV.