Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited has just revealed the updated Outlander PHEV for 2020 which includes a new drivetrain and revised specifications starting from $50,990 for the ES and $59,990 for the range topping Exceed.
In terms of equipment, the ES gets Forward Collision Mitigation or autonomous emergency braking, seven airbags and a reversing camera as standard as well as Sport and Snow drive modes. The upholstery is black fabric while the front two seats are heated and only the driver gets power adjustable lumbar support.
The dashboard is piano black and so are the door trims, an eight-inch screen displays infotainment featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Rounding off the standard equipment on the ES are the USB outlets for the second row of seats and an auto dimming rear view mirror.
Adding $1,000 to the ES’s price gets you the ADAS system or Advanced Driver Assist System which gets you Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Auto High Beam. However, opting for the range-topping Exceed gets you the above mentioned ADAS tech plus Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System, 360-degree camera, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Additionally, the $59,990 Exceed also gets satellite navigation, a powered tailgate, an electric sunroof, leather upholstery and LED headlamps.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV swaps out its 87kW 2.0-litre MPi engine for a more powerful 2.4-litre MPi MIVEC with 94kW and 199Nm of torque. Furthermore, the lithium-ion battery pack too has more capacity, up from 1.8kWh to 13.8kWh which feeds two electric motors, one on each axle.
The Outlander can travel 54km, when measured on the NEDC cycle, purely on electricity and when the battery pack goes flat, the engine fires up and a generator charges the battery. At higher speeds, the engine drives the front wheels via its Multimode front transaxle while assisted by both motors. Power is channeled onto the black top by a single-speed gearbox.
The Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid vehicle as its name suggest, and when connected to a DC fast charger, it can fill up its battery pack to 80 percent in just 25 minutes. But if you were to plug it into a wall socket at home for example, that time goes up to over 7 hours.
The 2020 Outlander PHEV is covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty while the battery pack gets an eight-year, 160,000km coverage.