After having introduced entry-level variants of both its Eclipse Cross and larger ASX SUVs, Mitsubishi has also taken a long-hard look at its flagship Outlander PHEV and decided there were ways to economise here too. With a bit of a nip and tuck in terms of both aesthetics and packaging, the MY2019 Outlander PHEV is now $4500 cheaper to bring home, with the entry price now sitting at $45,990.
For that money, you’ll bag a new ES model that’s packed full of kit for the price, making it a very compelling prospect for family buyers on the market for a large SUV.
“The Outlander PHEV is a great demonstration of Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid capability, and a fantastic EV solution for busy Australian urban lifestyles. Thanks to its high-performance petrol-electric powertrain, the Outlander PHEV delivers EV fuel economy alongside SUV practicality, providing a low-emissions alternative to those requiring the flexibility and versatility of an SUV.” — John Signoriello, CEO, Mitsubishi Motors Australia
So on the ES, you get things like 7-airbags, automatic lights & wipers, reversing camera & rear parking sensors, power-adjustable front seats, upholstery in faux suede and faux leather, keyless entry and go, and 18-inch alloys. All 2019 Outlander PHEVs also get an aesthetic bump with new bumpers on either end, as well as rear aircond vents, ‘new design’ seats with improved comfort, an updated steering rack, and auto up/auto down windows on every door.
The advanced driver assistance systems that were previously a staple on the Outlander LS have been moved into an optional Advanced Driver Assistance Safety Pack (or ADAS Pack), which takes $1500 out of your wallet but rewards you with a self-dimming mirror, automatic high beam, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation (or AEB).
The Outlander PHEV LS is no more, with the range-topping model now adopting the ‘Exceed’ moniker. For the $53,990 it commands, you get touches like full-LED headlights, LED foglights (with updated bezel design), “high grade” leather upholstery, “carbon fibre design” door trim and “silver pinstripe” dash trim, as well as a black headliner that’s supposed to feel more premium.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES starts at $45,990, while the higher-grade Exceed now commands $53,990. The former gets the option of an ADAS Pack for $1500, while the Exceed gets everything offered as standard.