New 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Shows Up on Videos

FEB 23 2018 BY MARK KANE 23

The new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is coming to the Geneva Motor Show, but here get out first chance to check out the updated SUV in video format.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2019 model year underwent a facelift – ahead of deeper changes that will be introduced in a few years when the next-generation PHEV powertrain is developed for entire Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

From the outside we see new wheels, lights, and front-end design. Battery capacity and power was increased by 15% and 10% respectively. Also, motor power went up by 10%. There are new driving modes (Sport and Snow) and the entire car has become a bit more refined.

See changes in announcement about 2019 version here.

The first video presents the exterior and interior of the car, while the second shows driving performance on snow.

See Also – Mitsubishi Dealerships In U.S. Asking For More Outlander PHEV SUVs


  • A 2.4 Atkinson cycle petrol engine replaces the previous regular Otto cycle 2.0 liter. It allows for higher torque, smoother operation, and overall higher efficiency
  • The generator output is increased by 10%
  • The rear motor output is increased by 10%
  • The drive battery capacity is increased by 15% (13.8 kWh instead 12 kWh)
  • The drive battery output is increased by 10%
  • New Sport and Snow modes
  • design tweaks

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23 Comments on "New 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Shows Up on Videos"

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Wow, a 13 kWh battery. SUPER excited about that. And you only have to wait another year for your whopping 15-20 mile electric range.

Who gets excited by vehicles like this at this point?


We were – waited like 2 years and finally gave up and got the 60kWh Model X when it was announced. So glad we did. We’d just finally have gotten it – 2 years later almost.


Please recommend the plug in SUV under $35k that I should buy then


I’m afraid you’re about 5-7 years early my friend. Honestly, save your money. You’re wasting your money today, I’d grow that $35k to about $45-50k in 2-3 years from now and buy a gently used Model X 75D. Bet you’ll be able to find one in that price range 2-3 years from now.


But i don’t want to wait, i want to replace my 25mpg diesel SUV with something that at least partially runs electric. This is the only option that fits my budget, unless you John know any others?

Nio ES8 maybe but that’ll take time for it to be available.. As i see it Outlander PHEV is a good ”gap car”, i don’t want to keep waiting forever.


I also suggest saving up for an used Model X if it isn’t too big for you.

Mitsu Good

Why the hate?

I know it’s super late. I had been waiting too. But it’s still a plug in 4wd SUV for less than half a model X. Where is Tesla’s plug in 4wd SUV for that price? Or any other manufacturer in America for that matter?

I had given up waiting on Mitsubishi too. I ended up buying an ICE last year because I couldn’t wait any longer and I don’t have 75K laying around to spend on a car.

At least Mitsu came back eventually. Before Volkswagen and pretty much everyone else. I think they deserve a lot of credit and I for one plan to at least test drive the current Outlander PHEV.

David Lane

Well said Mitsu.

Me too, gotta go drive it. Interesting that is available with seating for 7. For the family its size is appealing and very rare to find with a plug. Competes with the Chrysler plug-in minivan that way. Would love to see a head-to-head for the family review of those two.
I wish all the family haulers at my child’s school (and your child’s school too) were running zero emission.
Interesting too to see that the 2018 PHEV version shows good availability near me, according to a Mitsu website search.


2018 PHEVdoesnt offed a third row.

David Lane

Ah, that’s why this seemed like something new and exciting that I hadn’t heard before. Because its not true for the PHEV, as Edmunds confirms. Thanks Spoonman!


I wouldn’t hate the effort … but, really if you bother with a refresh, why to add such a minuscule capacity??? The gen 1 was a good effort back in 2013 … the gen2 is not so good effort in 2018.

It starts to look like that Mitsu is only riding the solo wave … no other PHEV SUV of comparable EV capabilities. So they settled, thinking we can keep going essentially with current EV specs and still sell a boatload. And they might not be wrong …. yet, the car will be rejected by people who simply find the real world (throw in cold season and battery degradation and you are not left with much; degradation seem to be a problem in countries where they sell meaningful number of cars) range is too short.

By the time they are about to do gen 3 … they will have a fierce competition pretty much from everyone.


It’s because their hearts aren’t really in it and they don’t wanna sell the vehicle. Any manufacturer at this point that puts a token battery (under 20 kWh) doesn’t want to sell their vehicle(s).

All-Purpose Guru

The Outlander PHEV is designed around an existing vehicle. There isn’t much room for a battery that the car wasn’t designed to fit. The battery is essentially going where the third-row seat was located.

It took them three years to bring the car to the U.S., I don’t think that qualifies as “their hearts aren’t really in it”


I hope they upped the tow rating. ?

More powerful motors and scaled up pack makes me hopeful!


It has nothing to do with that. The old pack and motor cam easily to 3500lbs rating for Europe.
It the silly towing standard in US and Canada.


This has been gone over a dozen times here. The tow rating in Europe is different because a) they have lower speed limits that apply only when towing, which NA doesn’t have. b) there’s something about how tongue weight is managed on European trailer configurations that’s different than North America

So the regulations here in North America are set for our tongue weight configs and default speed limits. I’m sure they err on the conservative side, but I can understand why.


I know the European tongue weight is the same as the NA one, but why can the pull our 10% ratio in Australia?


Whatever the cause for the low tow rating, they need to up it in the PHEV. There’s an ICE Outlander configuration that can tow 3500 lbs in the US. The PHEV should offer it too.


John your statement,
“And you only have to wait another year for your whopping 15-20 mile electric range”
is false.

But even if it were true that is enough range to cover most daily driving for many stay at home Moms provided they occasionaly plug in at home between errands and driving kids around. Plus, it is large enough to havr some utility and provides AWD unlike other plugins anywhere close to this price.

Sam L

This is more like the Volt’s small optimization/facelift progression than a new generation. The 2011 to 2013 had similar chemistry changes to liberate a few more kW without altering the battery pack, so this is what Mitsubishi did.

The benefit is most of the car has not been changed much from the last year which is a solid vehicle. However if you are waiting for an Outlander REx (e.g. NOT a PHEV) with a 25kW battery + range extending engine, you’ll likely have to wait until the next 4th generation Outlander.


I think a few people are taking themselves a bit too seriously here. This is still a great car for the price and not everyone wants a model x anyway. We dont need revolutionary super spec model upgrades every year, just practical evs and phevs that work and that people can afford.


Is the 2019 USA going to come in dark blue??