Mitsubishi’s versatile sport utility vehicle, the Outlander, is one of the most technologically advanced SUVs on the market today. Available in three variants: the ES, LS and Aspire, the vehicle evokes modern design and fluid styling. Designed to fit seamlessly into anyone’s lifestyle, the Outlander aims to raise the bar for all SUVs in its class.
With a strong history of rugged and reliable off-road vehicles, Mitsubishi saw a new niche in 2014 and ventured further by releasing the world’s very first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle or PHEV, designed to deliver driving comfort, fuel efficiency, range and power on the road.
Before proceeding to a Mitsubishi Outlander dealership in Brisbane, check out the petrol and hybrid models of the Outlander and what makes them so good:
Rated as one of the top-selling medium-sized SUVs on the market, the petrol-powered Mitsubishi Outlander offers enough cargo space and seats for seven passengers. It also has two petrol engine variants to choose from: a 2.0 or 2.4-litre variant. Both engines can produce up to 110kW at 6,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). Its average fuel consumption is rated at 7.1/6.9 litres per 100 kilometres.
The diesel variant, on the other hand, is available as a 2.2 or 2.4-litre variant. The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 110kW of power at 3,500rpm, while the 2.4-litre diesel engine produces 124kW at 6,000rpm. Average fuel consumption for these diesel-powered SUVs is at 6.2 and 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
Standard safety features are also included in the petrol variant, such as seven airbags, Hill Start Control, Active Stability Control and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). With its engine variants and safety features, the petrol-powered Outlander is a reliable and dependable all-rounder.
Setting it apart from other electric hybrid vehicles on the market, the Outlander PHEV has two electric motors designed to run its front and rear axle. Mitsubishi also adapted its i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) technology into the Outlander. Both front and rear electric motors provide a combined power output of 120kW. Paired with a 2.0-litre MIVEC petrol engine, it can run up to 120 kilometres per hour on the highway. In addition, it only consumes around 1.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The Outlander PHEV has three modes:
Series – its petrol engine is used to recharge the vehicle’s battery to supply power to its electric motor. The system automatically switches when the battery’s charge falls below a certain level. Series is also used when the vehicle is overtaking or needs to drive up a steep climb.
Parallel – when the vehicle is driving down the highway, parallel mode automatically activates to help the front electric motor power the front wheels. It provides the much-needed power for the vehicle to drive smoothly.
EV Drive – EV Drive is the vehicle’s all-electric driving mode, using the battery’s power to run the Outlander. It does not consume any petrol and it can reach speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour on the highway.
Another great feature of the PHEV is Regenerative Braking. This is where the system charges the motor’s battery after the driver releases the accelerator. However, it cannot be used when the Active Cruise Control is on.
The Outlander PHEV also comes with standard safety features such as a seven-airbag system, Active Yaw and Stability Control, rear parking sensors and Super All-Wheel Control System.
Both the petrol and hybrid electric Outlander variants showcase the best of what technology has to offer – efficiency, lower emissions and safety. Both are easy to maintain and fun to drive.
For the latest Mitsubishi models and variants, visit Bartons Mitsubishi today. Contact them on (07) 3117 8113 (Wynnum) or (07) 3198 1188 (Capalaba) for enquiries.