Mitsubishi has announced an update for their 2020 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV), which includes a new driveline, and updated specifications and pricing.
It’s a simple range, starting at $50,990 drive-away for the Outlander ES. This has heated cloth seats, and eight-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and DAB radio.
There’s also 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, as well as keyless entry and start, and automatic headlamps and wipers.
The ES also gets autonomous emergency braking, seven airbags, and a reversing camera as standard. It can be augmented with the ADAS pack, tailored for fleet buyers with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and auto high-beam for $1000.
Top of the range is Exceed, with a drive-away price of $59,990.
This gets a bunch of additional safety features: lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam, low-speed AEB to stop wrong-pedal accidents, a 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The top-spec Exceed has the same eight-inch infotainment system, but gains TomTom navigation, a powered tailgate, an electric sunroof, leather seats (powered for the driver), and LED headlamps.
The Exceed also has the ability to act as an auxiliary power supply, feeding electricity back into the house or grid.
Unlike other Outlander models, the Outlander PHEV is only available as a five-seater.
There are a handful of interior tweaks on the 2020 Outlander. The front and rear seats have been redesigned, while the dashboard and centre console gets tweaked as well.
Those in the second row will no doubt appreciate the addition of two USB points below the air vents.
The plug-in Outlanders’s petrol engine grows to 2.4 litres of capacity for 2020, scoring a bump in outputs at the same time. It now outputs 94kW at 4500rpm and 199Nm at 4500rpm. This is up from 87kW/186Nm that the previous 2.0-litre engine produced.
The front electric motor remains a 60kW/137Nm unit, while the rear motor gets a little more power at 70kW/195Nm. The lithium-ion battery pack has more capacity now as well, up 1.8kWh to 13.8 kWh.
This leaves the Outlander PHEV with 54 kilometres of pure electric, according to the more lenient NEDC cycle. And when that runs out, the Outlander automatically switches over to its petrol engine and 45L fuel tank.
The battery pack will recharge in between seven and eight hours on your household power plug, or can get zapped from flat to 80 per cent in 25 minutes on a fast DC Charger.
All models of Outlander come with a five-star ANCAP safety rating attained back in 2014.
The 2020 Outlander PHEV is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, while the battery pack itself gets eight years and 160,000km worth of coverage.
Servicing is capped at $299 per visit, with intervals of 15,000 kilometres or 12 months.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing
- PHEV ES - $50,990
- PHEV Exceed - $59,990
All prices are drive-away.