Mitsubishi Presents Slightly Updated 2017 Model Year Outlander PHEV In Paris

OCT 4 2016 BY MARK KANE 24

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi has debuted further updates to the best selling plug-in hybrid in Europe – the 2017 Outlander PHEV.

The Japanese plug-in hybrid is also one of the best sellers among plug-ins worldwide (coming in at #4), with some 110,000 sold to date.

Through July 2016 total sales have broken down as follows:

  • 71,745 in Europe
  • 34,666 in Japan
  • 2,096 in Australia & NZ
  • 310 units in other markets.

At the Paris Motor Show Mitsubishi demonstrated its 2017 model year version, which is slightly improved.

Editor’s Note:  We encourage all readers from the US to go check out one of our other fine articles, as Mitsubishi’s 6th (or 7th) delay for the Outlander PHEV in America means that the 2017 model year will not be arriving – Mitsubishi now promises to deliver the 2018 model year next Summer.

On the changes:

  • EV priority switch – to prevent the PHEV system to switch to hybrid mode and therefore retain the full electric driving on demand.
  • Electric parking brake & brake auto hold function
  • Connected function through a Smartphone Link Display Audio:

“Support for Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, lets drivers make calls, get directions optimized for traffic conditions, listen to music, and access messages. Also comes with support for Android Auto™, which brings the Android™ experience into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving [2].”

  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) + Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – to alert when another vehicle comes from behind that the driver cannot see.
  • Pedestrian Detection Function added to an improved Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM).
  • Automatic high beams.
  • LED front fog lamps.
  • AC 1500W Power Supply: allows for connecting electric equipment up to 1,500W and up to approximately 4 hours solely on battery driving – engine generation will seamlessly relay the output afterwards.

2017 Mitsubishi photo gallery from Paris:

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

NEW OUTLANDER PHEV – POLISHING THE DIAMOND

Sep 29, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

PARIS – A year after its full revamping and a few months after passing the 100,000th global sales mark, Mitsubishi Motors’ techno flagship continues its best seller status amongst plug-in hybrid vehicles worldwide. Main new features include [1]:

  • EV priority switch – to prevent the PHEV system to switch to hybrid mode and therefore retain the full electric driving on demand.
  • Electric parking brake & brake auto hold function:
  • Connected function through a Smartphone Link Display Audio:

Support for Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, lets drivers make calls, get directions optimized for traffic conditions, listen to music, and access messages. Also comes with support for Android Auto™, which brings the Android™ experience into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving [2].

  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) + Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – to alert when another vehicle comes from behind that the driver cannot see.
  • Pedestrian Detection Function added to an improved Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM).
  • Automatic high beams.
  • LED front fog lamps.
  • AC 1500W Power Supply: allows for connecting electric equipment up to 1,500W and up to approximately 4 hours solely on battery driving – engine generation will seamlessly relay the output afterwards.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

In parallel, Outlander diesel emulates its PHEV sibling with its own share of new features [3]:

  • Outlander PHEV style full length console with electric parking brake& Brake Auto hold function:
  • Connected function through a Smartphone link Display Audio [4].
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) + Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – to alert when another vehicle comes from behind that the driver cannot see.
  • Pedestrian Detection Function added to an improved Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM)
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation system (UMS) – to prevent the vehicle from crashing in case of miss-acceleration [5]. **
  • Multi-aroundmonitor
  • Illumination for front footwells and console box
  • PHEV-type shark fin roof antenna
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windshield (availability according to market & model)

Outlander diesel will come to the UK later in 2017 [6].

-ENDS-

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

[1] availability according to markets & models

[2] Apple CarPlay and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android Auto and Android are trademarks of Google Inc.

[3] availability according to markets & models

[4] Similar to Outlander PHEV

[5] In case the driver inadvertently steps on the accelerator pedal in a situation which the ultrasonic sensors detects an obstacle within 4 meters in thedirection of movement when the car is either parked (shift level on R or D) or driven slowly (approximately 10km/h), then a warning sound and a warning message alertthe driver. UMS also controls the engine torque to reduce collision damage.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (MY17)

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24 Comments on "Mitsubishi Presents Slightly Updated 2017 Model Year Outlander PHEV In Paris"

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For the U.S. market, I’ll believe it when I see it.

This was supposed to be our second PHEV, but after failing to show up, we bought a second Volt instead.

I really want something a little bigger though, and although less range than a Volt, it would be perfect for our second vehicle, which rarely drives more than 20 miles a day (unless we’re taking a trip and would prefer a larger vehicle anyway…)

Come on Mitsu…get with it!

And by the way, I’ll take mine in black.

Probably Toyota Pressuring the Japanese Gov to not allow this in the USA. Or, an under the table Exxon bribe.

Or maybe they are just selling enough of them in EU and Japan. They probably didn’t even expect the demand to be this high themselves.

The US is the biggest market, ( err maybe China ), to avoid the biggest market says, you don’t want to make money, or you’re being bribed or extorted not to.

It is also a costly, risky and low-margin market. If they still cannot meet world-wide demand it makes sense for them to first focus on more premium markets.

Grey nomads rejoice

1500 watts anywhere on earth

I have got 3000 W in the back of my old 2004 Prius (266666 Km). An Effekta model from Germany. I added an extra 12 V lead buffer battery to allow peak power. It has been working for a long time now and what I need to change is the buffer battery that starts to wear out. Effekta is still selling those but they replaced it with the 10A/WRS-012-3000 full sinus.

Link to Effekta here

yeeeeeeaaaah, it’ll be here in 2018, no problem..

So is it delayed again for US market yet?

Very disappointed this never made it to NA. Why someone else didn’t step in and fill the gap is beyond me.

“as Mitsubishi’s 6th (or 7th) delay for the Outlander PHEV in America means that the 2017 model year will not be arriving – Mitsubishi now promises to deliver the 2018 model year next Summer.”

I swear, there has to be some conspiracy as to why this has not yet been offered in the USA nor will it be in the near future. :-/

I am not holding my breath, now that CrySlurr Pacifica is available in N.A. Mitsubishi could have led the way in the larger vehicle PHEV format. I think Mitsubishi has practically given over their ship to Nissan at this point. I think a PHEV SUV/CUV for N.A. is more likely to come to dealer lots, from Nissan, for the 2018 model year. Nissan is going to quietly bury Mitsubishi, as it incorporates its business.

They seriously need to pack a few more kWh’s into the 2018 if they want to regain any chance of selling to EV enthusiasts in the US market.

They need to do SOMETHING to draw back in buyers who have been burnt 6 or 7 times already. They need to make it worth the wait and frustration/annoyance.

These features aren’t it.

If they show up in 2018 with the same size battery as they teased at the 2012 Paris auto show, there is going to be a huge lack of enthusiasm among EV enthusiasts.

The new EVO… Wow!

“Mitsubishi now promises”

well, There, now we can be sure..

/sarc

I look forward to the solid and real info from an ex-Mitsu employee (’round about ’25 is my guess) as to why the red-headed brother-in-law that runs Mitsu in his spare time didn’t capitalize on the Only irrefutable opportunity they’ve had to Own a segment of the US market – as in poker ALL IN to capture that unique market share and literally re-invent yourself in a country with a few bux to spare. You get 30mi/50km EPA AER at an initial premium price and throw in the goodies and it’s hard to overestimate the level of positive..

so long Mitsu, it was never good to know your half-baked efforts since you and Chrysler fell out, your rep is not great and obviously won’t improve (US opinion, I’m sayin’) with your current efforts.
Don’t bother with a 2018 Anything, we are over you..
(but This day and age, high % of populace ‘forgets’ Incredible statements and still cheers, so I’m WRONG and howlin’ at the moon s’more)

After nearly 18 months, I’m averaging around 65mpg including Electricity costs with mine !

Please break that down, in dollars & cents out of pocket.

I have done 14k miles exactly and have spent $250 on electric & $1050 on Gas (approx as had to convert £ to $).

This equates to around $0.9c per mile total.

Due to the price of petrol (Gas), I get around 105 mpge on pure electric.

Around 80% of my miles are electric only which helps a lot !

That’s pretty good results! 80% EV mode is about what folks in the US get with a GEN II Volt.

I’m assuming your numbers are all based off of Imperial Gallons? So in smaller US gallons, the MPGe numbers would be about 20% higher when converted to US gallons?

Your numbers are a great example how PHEV’s will save a whole lot of gas if matched correctly to each owner’s own driving patterns.

The front grill is hideous no doubt.

Mitsubishi has a GT , grand tourer concept at the Paris auto show. Think they should skip the Outlander,and launch the GT for N.Am. ” A 25-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack provides enough capacity for an electric-only range of 75 miles, according to Mitsubishi.” I am not interested in a smaller battery for a 2018,or the lack of quick charge for N.Am. Mercedes, Volvo will likely have something with better PHEV range by then also in a CUV,SUV format. Saw the Outlander PHEV at a PlugnDrive event in September.Interior is outdated where the moon roof is TINY vs.panaramic,along with cheap plastic ,but it has lots of room though.

OMG, it’s yet another car with a front end following the styling trend of the Mirai.

GAAAAAH!!

Pu-pu,
You can still buy some fine Ford Model T, their style should appeal to you 😉 Or if you prefer electric, nickel-iron batteries in 100 year old cars are still alive and functional today! These youngsters today totally lost sense of style :/

EEStor.