It’s been years since Mitsubishi debuted its best-selling Outlander nameplate, which became in other countries, one of the most innovative models in the SUV’s lineup. And, finally the automaker is bringing this innovation stateside. The new Outlander PHEV for 2018 will provide the American auto market with a unique plug-in hybrid option for consumers looking for an affordable, family-friendly SUV.
The industry, admittedly, now has a few plug-in hybrids among the SUV segment, but the Outlander beat all of them to the punch in other countries—and, of course, none of them are as affordable as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. In fact, most of them are in the luxury class, like Mercedes-Benz or BMW. It’s also the only PHEV with a DC fast charger, which can replenish fully in about four hours. It also features six different power regeneration modes you can select behind the wheel, and while the EPA hasn’t tested the Outlander yet, European numbers say you can get up to 33 mpg on the road.*
The new Outlander PHEV also provides plenty of flexibility and cargo space despite the placement of its battery pack, and there’s also plenty of driver assist safety systems packed into the 2018 model. Come see it for yourself when it launches at Coronet Mitsubishi.