The forthcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV makes the best use of a hybrid-electric propulsion system. With the help of two electric motors, it creates a more progressive all-wheel-drive system. This system can run only on electric up to 22 miles, then the gasoline engine comes in and works as a generator to power the electric motors.
Charging time depends on the method, and it usually takes about 8 hours, with a standard 120-volt 12-amp outlet. However, the new model now can recharge while in motion. The new model offers the same 10 years7/100,00-mile engine warranty. But, unlike its gasoline-only sibling, 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can accommodate only five passengers.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Changes
The upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi PHEV will bring a couple of changes, mainly on the body of the vehicle. Also, some minor tweaks will occur in the cabin as well. The front end will get slightly different styling, and the suspension adjustments design is made so the new Outlander handles better. This will also improve the ride quality and comfort.
Furthermore, all trim levels will get rear USB ports, rear air vents, and electric parking brake. The front seats will be more supportive and come with power-adjustments settings. A couple of other changes include upgraded cabin materials, new tire-repair kit in place of a spare tire. This feature has been discarded in 2019.
The new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a bit of bad luck to be in the same class as Kia Niro PHEV, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and Hyundai Ioniq PHEV. All of these vehicles are well-know for their distinct visual appearance and bold design language. New Outlander PHEV comes with a bit subtle but still equally appealing exterior. The look is clean, the grille is updated, headlights are redesigned as well.
Also, updated 18-inch alloy wheels are available. One of the handy features that the folks who live in colder areas will appreciate is electric de-icer. This feature keeps the frost and snow to stay on the windshield wipers. The Outlander PHEV will pop out from the rest of the crew with exclusive badging. Also, the charge port is now hidden behind something that looks like an additional fuel door.
Interior of 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will get a couple of noticeable changes. First, the seats are brand-new, specially designed to offer more comfort and support for the driver and shotgun passenger. Moreover, the new model will get rear air-conditioning vents, together with illuminated window switches and a driver-controlled window switch.
The upcoming Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can accommodate five passengers, and each one will have a decent amount of personal space. Next, the cargo area behind the rear seat offers 30.4 cubic feet. But, if you fold the rear seats, you’ll get more than 66 cubic feet of accessible cargo space.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL and GT
The Outlander PHEV comes in two versions: SEL, and GT. If you choose the SEL model, you’ll get a 7-inch touch screen, dual-zone climate control, and a rearview camera. The list of standard features continues with Bluetooth, keyless entry, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and leather upholstery.
Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are available as part of standard equipment. As for safety, Outlander PHEV includes blind-spot monitoring, lane-change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SEL rolls on 18-inch wheels.
Furthermore, the GT model adds a power sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, heated steering wheel, and a multi-view camera. Also, you’ll get a powerful 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio. Furthermore, automatic high beams, forward-collision mitigation with emergency braking, lane departure warning are available. The customers may go for additional fog lights, front and rear parking assist, and styling packages.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Engine
The forthcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit with two 60kW electric motors. This mixture allows the vehicle to run in electricity alone for up to 22 miles. However, most of the time Outlander PHEV use the partnership of the electrified drivetrain with the gasoline engine. That way, the hybrid has a range of 310 miles.
Furthermore, to recharge this vehicle you’ll need a standard 120-volt 12-amp outlet. Recharging takes around eight hours. But, if you got a 240V outlet, it takes only three and a half hours to recharge. On top of that, using a DC Fast Charging station it takes only 25 minutes to get to the 80-percent. Also, there are several levels of regenerative braking as well.
These are accessible either through the center-console shift lever or the paddles on the steering wheel. The 2.0-liter engine can produce 117 hp with 137 lb-ft of torque. The pair of 60kWh electric motor combines the output of 190 hp. The EPA fuel economy for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is 25 mpg / 74 miles per gallon equivalent.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has an MSRP of $37,100 for SEL model. The destination fee is at this price. The GT raise that price to $42,800, with the additional driver-assist features.
One thing to keep in mind s that these plug-in models are eligible for the federal tax credit in the US. Release date is not yet confirmed. But we expect that the new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be ready by the end of the following year.