2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV “How To” Videos

OCT 20 2015 BY MARK KANE 24

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Together with the strong introduction of the new 2016 Outlander PHEV in UK, Mitsubishi released a set of ‘How To’ videos.

Electric range is estimated by Mitsubishi at 52 km (32 miles) on its 12 kWh battery.

Of note:  Doing the conversion math on theOutlander PHEVs dimension and e-drivetrain look for ~23-25 miles of range on the EPA scale when it arrives in May in the US

With the Plug-In Car Grant (35% off the cost of a car, up to a maximum of £5,000) and Plug-In Van Grant (20% off the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000) on top of the tax benefit in kind – 5% instead 25%, as well as no congestion charge in central London and no road tax, the near-term future of Outlander PHEV is very bright.

The new version has dedicated smartphone App, so users can easily set off-peak charging or turn on climate control.

Base price after the grant begins from £29,249 ($45,000).

Spec:

Engine type2.0L 16-valve inline 4 cylinder DOHC MIVEC
Fuel systemElectronically controlled multi-point fuel injection
Fuel typeUnleaded
Displacement cc1998
Bore/stroke mm86 x 86
Compression ratio10.5
Max. output kw (bhp) at rpm149 (200) at 4500 rpm
Max. torque Nm (lb.ft) at rpm385 (284) at 4500 rpm
Acceleration 0-62 mph secs11.0
Maximum speed mph (kph)106 (170)
Battery (12v) type46B24L(S)
Front motor, max output (rated) Kw60 (25)
Rear motor, max output (rated) Kw60 (25)
Front motor, max torque Nm137
Rear motor, max torque Nm195
Battery (main traction) volts300
Battery (main traction) energy kWh12
Charging time (approx) 13amp supply5 hours
Charging time (approx) 16amp supply3.5 hours
Charging time (approx) rapid charge to 80%30 minutes
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

How to Start and Stop your Outlander PHEV
Starting and stopping the Outlander PHEV couldn’t be simpler.”

“How to maximise the EV Range on your Outlander PHEV”

“How to use the Outlander PHEV 4WD Lock and S AWC”

“How to use the Outlander PHEV MMCS System”

“How to Charge your Outlander PHEV
Charging an Outlander PHEV is simpler than you might think. We explain the various ways you can charge conveniently with both public and private charging stations and even from a standard home plug socket.”

“How to use the Outlander PHEV Smartphone App
With the Outlander PHEV you can remotely manage many of the vehicle’s energy management features with the dedicated smartphone app available for Android and Apple smartphones.”

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See the video’s from New Zealand

Link to NZ video’s at : http://www.mmnz.co.nz

We can’t do that in the US.
There’s a CONSPIRACY to NOT Sell Hybrid SUVs.

“Doing the conversion math on theOutlander PHEVs dimension and e-drivetrain look for ~23-25 miles of range on the EPA scale when it arrives in May in the US”

One thing that is scarcely mentioned along side the all electric range specs of most plugins is the power output in all electric mode.

Most customers probably just assume that it drives the same in either mode when in reality all except the Volt have usually about half of their performance in all electric mode.

In the case of the Outlander is has less than half with an output of 80 hp in all electric mode to propel this SUV that has a curb weight of 4067 lbs.

Yes, if you need to punch it the gas motor will come on. I realize that there are drivers who would find that unacceptable. But there are literally millions of standard Hybrid owners who have lived with this from vehicles with very limited electric-only operation that go into gas mode in the exact situation. So while it might concern the purists, it will be business as usually for millions of former hybrid owners, who will simply see this as normal. With the upside that they can go much, much further than they ever could in the limited ev mode in their hybrids. For many people, having AWD and fulfilling their SUV needs at a reasonable price will be worth the downside of the engine coming on in order to make them go fast. If you are a purist, and any hint of the engine coming makes you cringe like nails on a chalkboard, you will have to make your own sacrifices. Higher price for a pure EV SUV (Tesla Model X). Or no AWD. Or less space, etc. That’s absolutely fine if you don’t value those things. But the electric motor size won’t have any real impact on how it… Read more »

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It is not as simple as you describe. Limited power from the electric motors will have any real impact on how it operates in the real world.

One problem with this vehicle is that its battery is too small. The car has 2 motors with a combined power of 120kW, but the electrical system can only supply 60kW.

Many people including myself, have commented several times that Mitsu should put a bigger battery in for USA, which will improve the range, drivability and federal tax credit.

Second problem is the series mode that ydnas7 describes. If you follow car reviews you’ll know how many negatively CVTs are reviewed for their rubber band effect. This vehicle is the King of rubberbands.

I drove the first gen Outlander and thought it was pretty good to drive. It is certainly as smooth as or better than ICE equivalent. I haven’t driven any SUV hybrids but I should imagine it will be as good as they are if not better. Which brings me to my point. I think the important thing about the Outlander, that is almost always missed on this site by commenters, is the person who buys an Outlander isn’t looking for an EV. They are looking to buy an SUV, they go to check out the Outlander and find that there is a top spec model with a plug. It is not that expensive (compared to the other high spec models) and the performance and mpg figures are completely mind blowing to them. They go in with the expectation that 25 mpg is pretty good and that an electric car is a golf buggy. To these people the Outland PHEV is beyond their wildest expectations, they probably don’t even hear the engine kick in or care about how many kWh’s the pack has. All they know is they have an SUV, that drives like an SUV, that you can turn on… Read more »

“I haven’t driven any SUV hybrids but I should imagine it will be as good as they are if not better.”

Hardly. If you go drive a Highlander hybrid or Lexus SUV hybrid you’ll notice they are better hybrids by far.

I think it is time for me to come clean….. I have no idea how an SUV should handle, hybrid or otherwise. I expect the thing to handle a bit like a van with comfy seats, perhaps with a bit more grip. It never really crossed my mind that someone might buy an SUV for anything other than lazy comfortable driving.

CVT’s are the SMOOTHEST transmissions on the market. For 99% of the buying public, it’s the Better Transmission.

Only the Auto Press, a bunch of teenage wanna be’s hate the CVT.

Mike

Not all CVT are created equal. Some are very good. Some are as smooth as you describe. But this vehicle is not one of those.

ggpa — I haven’t actually test driven the US version of the Outlander PHEV, so I will keep your comments in mind.

But multiple real world owners has assured me that at least the EU version drives just fine. (not ICE car magazine reviewers who are out to sell content to traditional ICE car fanatics).

One of the benefits of having a smaller battery, is that when the EU cuts their tax incentives, and the US cuts their tax incentives, they will be in a good position to continue sales at a competitive price level. While I appreciate the Volt, and think it is a very nice car, GM will have a rougher time with their larger battery making the numbers work once the tax incentives are gone. Sadly, I believe that the US federal tax incentives will be attacked by US budget fights long before they actually sunset. We have yet another budget battle just days away, and another about 2 months from now.

Typically I found the Outlander would drive using only electrons around town, but out of about 20 intersections, it would turn on the engine (for generator mode – series hybrid)for about 2 of those intersections, for about 2 seconds each time.

there is no EV only button. Yes it has a nuances that are different to all other PHEVs/EREVs out there.

Remember the Outlander only has between its engine and the axle either a generator or a fixed gear. It cannot directly drive using the motor from a standing start. At highway speeds it does drive directly from the motor, which aids efficiency

This is a dealbraker for EV purists such as me. For persons looking for a greener SUV perhaps not.
I mean you can avoid the engine in cities but in SF or hilly areas it will come on regardless if you want it or not.
Funny how it has an EV mode but it will be switched to Series Hybrid automatically when IT wants to.

I cannot wait for this to be introduced to the US market. I think it will be very successful.

I do not intend buying an Outlander, but my hope is that it will prompt GM to make a SUV based on Voltec drive system, which is better than the Mitsubishi drivetrain.

We can all hope.

Its a great car, hope Mitsubishi next step is the eX Concept, a small SUV with 45 – 50 kWh would be great.

Just teasing US now….

Starting at $45K isn’t exactly affordable. But it is still cheaper than the upcoming Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV or the BMW X5 PHEV…

The Nissan leaf is about $34,000 USD in the UK so don’t expect the Outlander to be $45k in the US, they are equivalent to $38k (USD) in Australia which is probably a more realistic price. Still not cheap but not that far off the likes of the Ford Fusion or top end Volts.

This all looks quite nice.. Of course, in North America it looks to take 8-9 hours to charge on the standard, included (required of all EV’s in the NA market) 115 volt, 12 amp charger brick.

But it will be the low cost leader for families wanting a nice 4wd SUV. 25 miles of range should allow most drivers to run substantially on electricity most of the day, and light-pedal, low mileage drivers and/or people who can ‘destination charge’ (charging 2 or more times per day) can also do a huge percentage of driving electrically.

I’d bet the sales will be huge. Nothing else like it on the market for the price.

I have had my Outlander PHEV since the end of April and can confirm that it does around 23 to 25 miles in EV mode on most journeys of a mixture of terrain.

So far I have done 7k miles and am averaging 73mpg less electricity cost which takes it down to around 60mpge, I woulld expect over the winter months with mainly shorter journeys to achieve close to 70mpge overall but this would be only travelling 8k miles per year. This is only acheivable given my zen like driving and maximum usage of regen braking and a very light foot.

Performance is pretty good for such a decent size car too.

Thank you Alan, there has been precious little commentary from actual owners, and we’ve all seen how the “professional reviewers” are often off-base when it comes to daily-driver desirability.