The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019 made its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV, the best selling hybrid plug-in vehicle in Europe since 2015, is expected to be updated in 2019 with a more powerful electric motor, new gasoline engine and revised styling. We will see for the first time in the metal during the show.
Design of 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
In terms of style, there is not much to report as the model has been equipped with updated LED headlights, rectangular fog lamp frames and a slightly revised grille. The Outlander also wins a larger rear spoiler and new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Subtle revisions continue in the cabin as designers add “new front seats to hips that can be padded” and can be upholstered in new quilted leather. The designers also installed a new dashboard, an update mechanism, and a revised version.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2019 Performance
Instead of relying on a 2.0-liter Otto-cycle petrol engine, the Outlander PHEV 2019 will adopt a 2.4-liter Atkinson gasoline engine. The transition to the Atkinson cycle means that the intake valves are kept open for a little longer when the intake stage goes to the combustion stage, which improves the combustion efficiency and, consequently, the energy efficiency.
The electric side of this plug-in hybrid has also been updated. The rear electric motor can produce 10 percent more than in the past, and the battery performance has been increased by the same percentage. This battery also has a 15% higher capacity than before, which should improve the current 22-mile EV range of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, although Mitsubishi has not yet mentioned specific numbers.
So far, there has been no price mention, but it is expected to be in the same state of mind as the Outlander PHEV outgoing model, which is available from £ 34 805.