2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exterior and Interior Walkaround In New York

MAR 27 2016 BY MARK KANE 8

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of the stars of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

Thanks to SuperCarTube we get a good exterior and interior walkaround oif the US-spec’d plug-in SUV, with a lot of close look details.

After the 2016 refresh that bumped sales both in Japan and Europe, the Outlander PHEV is pretty attractive proposition.

According to Mitsubishi it will be also affordable car for Americans, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for great value proposition when pricing is announced soon.

The 12 kWh battery could still probably larger for many Amercians longer driving profile, we expect a ~22 miles/35 km real world/EPA rating for the Mitsu, but something along the lines of 16 kWh would improve the value proposition by bumping that up to ~30 miles and also by receiving the full $7,500 federal incentive.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV arrives this Fall, and while it is true that the market splash for the plug-in will not be as big as in could be few years ago, it’s a more than decent utility vehicle (with AWD) and still finds itself with only indirect plug-in competitors.

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8 Comments on "2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exterior and Interior Walkaround In New York"

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Two years ago if this thing had become available in the US when it first went into production I might have bought one. But now I have lost all interest in anything that runs on gas. I have a SUV, a 2004 Envoy XL 4WD, and I would like to replace it but I’ll have to wait for something comparable that’s all electric in my price range comes out,

I’m with you, but I fear it could be several years before the affordable all-electric SUVs show up. The Model X is a luxury for the 1%. The Toyota Rav 4 EV is out of production, and doesn’t offer 4-wheel drive anyway (making it a “Rav 2”?).

I think it’s wishful thinking that they will change much, no chance the battery will be larger. Cosmetic changes ? Minor programming changes to improve drivability?
Mostly they need to get the price right. Good lease offers withe full tax credit built in. Hopefully they offer it all all Imev approved dealers and not just in the carb states.

It feels that way (the delay), but it’s an iffy position (and not sure to what extent). Everyone is interest in the Outlander PHEV and there is lot of moving benchmarks and rumor floating out there.

Mitsu had said late September for first delivery in 2015 (and that was the last direct press directive), then an Automotive News article this past January said August 2016 and everyone just went with that (everyone wants sooner, lol) – although it didn’t line up with the 2017 MY releases for Mitsu.

We’ve had them on our sked for general rollout in October for a bit now, but to be fair, Mitsu is saying November now in the PR…not sure if that is a delay, or they are just giving themselves some breathing room on the rollout.

This one is still better than anything that is in market right now, but unless the price is too high on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, its an easy winner for families. Mistu should have reconfigured the battery pack to 16KW to both increase the AER as well as given good economic and commute reasons for the buyer. I think, they want to play has-been in US market, and focusing on Europe and Japan.

Yeah I’ve been keeping my eye on this one and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. All-wheel drive in the Outlander is nice, but for an L.A. resident like me I would rarely ever need it. The extra space in the Pacifica, and enough all-electric range to fully electrify my wife’s commute, plus more tax credit, pushes the Pacifica to the lead.

If Mitsu had bumped up the battery storage size it would be a closer race, as potential buyers would be weighing two equal vehicles in terms of AER, and deciding based on more space (Pacifica) vs. AWD ruggedness (Outlander).

There will be one more update on the Outlander later this year and that will be the model that will then go into the USA at the same time as the rest of the world.