The European version of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander suggests that the as-yet unrevealed American model could be seeing some major updates.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV most significantly drops the 2.0-liter four-cylinder from its hybrid powertrain in favor of a 2.4-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder. This, Mitsubishi says, is liable to provide better efficiency and more torque. Efficiency will also be improved by an upgraded battery, which increases capacity from 12 kWh to 13.8 kWh, as well as a 10 percent boost in output for the rear electric motor and generator.
In addition to the return of Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the 2019 Outlander PHEV will be receiving new Sport and Snow drive mode capabilities that amplify its performance potential and control on icy roads, respectively. Sport mode optimizes throttle response and improves handling with greater surface grip, while Snow mode neutralizes slippery conditions by enhancing low-grip launching and tight cornering.
The look of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will largely be the same as the 2018 model, though it will boast new LED headlamps, a larger grille, rear spoiler, and updated wheel options. On the inside, it’s expected to get new seats and upholstery options.
The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a big hit here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi, and we’re positive that the 2019 model will be every bit as popular.