2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV At The Frankfurt Motor Show
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show was the first opportunity to see in Europe the refreshed 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the most popular plug-in hybrid in Japan and Europe with over 70,000 sales.
The new Outlander PHEV will go on sale in Europe this month, and finally in the US in May.
Update (April 2016): The Outlander PHEV has now been delayed again, the new release date is for ~October, as the model will have special US operation and efficiency apparently, and will debut as part of Mitsu’s 2017 MY lineup.
Mitsubishi said that the Outlander is the most important model for them in Europe and adds that the PHEV version sells better than its conventional version.
Probably this is the reason why Outlander PHEV’s presence on the stage was so bold with cars in all the colors – white, black, red, brown and silver.
There is no major changes in drivetrain or battery, although Mitsubishi did some tweaks here and there. Most of the over 100 changes concern the exterior and interior.
“The new Outlander PHEV features a new front end look designed around the Dynamic Shield front fascia concept employed in recent MMC models. The interior brings an enhanced quality feel while improvements to the body, chassis and powertrain see a significant advance in interior quietness, acceleration, handling and stability, ride quality, environmental performance and other aspects of driving performance and quality.
The new Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle capable of supplying electric power to the home, adding to its utility value even when parked.
The Outlander PHEV was first launched in Japan in January 2013 as the world’s first plug-in hybrid 4WD SUV. Now exported to 48 countries including those in Europe, it is the world’s fastest selling PHEV with cumulative sales of some 70,000 units.
It is powered by Mitsubishi Motors’ Plug-in Hybrid EV system, comprising a Twin Motor 4WD drivetrain, with separate motors driving the front and rear wheels, and a high-capacity battery located under the floor that provides electric-only driving for most everyday use. The Outlander PHEV is a premium SUV which offers unprecedented performance for its class, including the smooth and responsive acceleration the Twin Motor 4WD delivers, and the outstanding economy and quietness it realizes in EV mode.”
12 kWh battery is good for about 52 km (over 31 miles) of range at best, while in the real world its probably less than 40 km (25 miles).
Two 60 kW (peak) electric motors (one per axle) gives Outlander PHEV important and smooth AWD. Acceleration from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) takes 11 seconds.
Rally version of 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV:
Mitsubishi presented V2G capability, which for the very first time will be available in Europe (special bi-directional DC charger uses CHAdeMO inlet).
“Outlander PHEV and V2H Power Supply
Two-way electrical power supply capability using V2H*6technology between an EV and the home already in use in Japan*7will be rolled out in Europe with the new Outlander PHEV.
The new Outlander PHEV is not just a means of transport. Its V2H capability also gives it new value in being able to supply power to the home when stationary from electricity stored in its drive battery. In addition, by linking up to a Home Electricity Management System (HEMS) it enables more efficient use of domestic power supply by reducing wasteful usage of electricity.
Moreover, when paired with solar and other forms of renewable energy sources the new Outlander PHEV also makes it possible to use electricity more environmentally-friendly and more effectively for the home.
*6Vehicle to Home.
*7With a separate V2H device. Some V2H devices may or may not be compatible with the Outlander PHEV.”
OUTLANDER PHEV (MY16) : Europe LHD / RHD LHD RHD Displacement 2000 Wheel Drive 4WD Seats 5 – Seater DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS Overall length mm 4695 Overall width mm 1800 Overall height w/o roof rail mm 1710 w roof rail mm 1710 Wheelbase mm 2670 Track Front mm 1540 Rear mm 1540 Ground clearance (Unladen) mm 190 Curb weight Total kg 1845 Front kg 1005 Rear kg 840 Gross vehicle weight kg 2340 G.A.W Front kg 1160 Rear kg 1255 Seating capacity persons 5 PERFORMANCE Max. speed km/h 170 (where legal) Acceleration 0-100km/h sec. 11,0 120-140km/h sec. 6,5 0-400m sec. 18,0 Inertia weight kg 1930 Fuel consumption Full charge Litres/100km 0 Min. charge Litres/100km 5,5 Weighted Litres/100km 1,8 CO2 Full charge g/km 0 Min. charge g/km 129 Weighted g/km 42 Electric consumption Full charge Wh/km 192 Min. charge Wh/km 13 Weighted Wh/km 134 NOx mg/km 3,3 Electric driving range km 52 Towing capacity (with brake) kg 1500 Minimum turning radius m 5,3 ENGINE Type 4B11
Fuel type / octane Unleaded
RON 95 and over
Total displacement cc 1998 Bore x stroke mm 86 x 86 Compression ratio 10,5 Max. output (EEC net) kW(PS)/rpm 89(121) / 4500rpm Max. torque (EEC net) N･m(kgf･m)/rpm 190(19.4) / 4500rpm FUEL SYSTEM Fuel supply equipment Electronically Controlled Injection Fuel tank capacity lit. 45 TRACTION BATTERY Battery Lithium-Ion Total voltage V 300 Capacity kWh 12 Number of cells 80 FRONT MOTOR Model S61 Output Rated kW 25 Max kW(PS) 60(82) Torque N･m(kgf･m) 137(14.0) REAR MOTOR Model Y61 Output Rated kW 25 Max kW(PS) 60(82) Torque N･m(kgf･m) 195(19.9) CHARGING TIME Regular charging (AC 230V 10A) Approx. 5 hr Regular charging (AC 230V 8A) Approx. 6.5 hr Quick charging Approx. 30 min STEERING Type Rack and pinion with electric power assist SUSPENSION Front Macpherson strut Rear Multi link BRAKES Front 16″ ventilated disc brakes (2-pot) Rear 16″ solid disc brakes Brake booster size 10″ vacuum booster TYRES AND WHEELS Tyres (front and rear) Standard 225/55R18 Option 215/70R16 Wheels (front and rear) Standard 18″x7.0J alloy Option 16″x6.5J alloy Spare tyre Option n/a Spare wheel Option n/a TRANSAXLE Front Engine 3.425 Total gear raito Motor 9.663 Rear Motor 7.065