Mitsubishi is already one of the most established automakers in the world of hybrids and electric vehicles. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of the finest examples you can find. The mid-size SUV is already available in the U.S. and the 2020 model will be even better. Outlander PHEV will get further upgrades, both visual and under the shell.
More details are about to be soon. So far, we know that the front fascia will get a redesign. Mitsu will also introduce new wheels and the interior will get updates as well. New 2.4-liter engine is available, along with the larger battery pack. Even the electric motor is larger than on the current model.
Exterior Updates and Changes
Both 2018 and 2019 models are updated so the updates on the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV surprised everyone. We can’t say Outlander will be redesigned but latest updates are far from minor. Whatsoever, all of the changes are simple. Front end now hosts grille and bumper that are finished in a slightly different shape.
LED headlights are available and fog lights are now rectangular. Moreover, fog lights are beautifully connected to the new vertical accents below the headlights. To the sides, 18-inch alloy wheels are looking amazing. Rear end now sports larger spoiler that will boost the aerodynamics a little more.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Interior Changes
From the inside, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now offers more upscale materials than before. This change will additionally raise the level of comfort. Leather seats are optional and the optional front bucket seats are updated as well. Interior will get a slightly different shape of the buttons on the dashboard.
The gauge cluster is new, along with the trim panels and larger vents. Switchgear is getting an update also. The layout of the buttons will stay intact. Furthermore, the three-row configuration will remain. That means the second row will accommodate three passengers and third row two occupants.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Range, Battery Specs
The old 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is getting a replacement. New 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is available and it will additionally improve the performance. The total output is 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque. Also, this unit offering a fuel-sipping combustion cycle. This system keeps the intake valves open when the compression stroke begins. Thanks to that, the compression ratio is lower and less fuel is required. Whatsoever, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now offers larger motors and batteries. Current 12 kWh will grow and it will offer 13.8 kWh.
This should improve the current 22-mile EV range. Mitsubishi improved the charging as well. Current Outlander PHEV can be charged to 80 percent in 25 minutes. Charging will now be faster and you can fully charge this model in less than four hours. On the other hand, the standard 120-volt plug needs around seven hours for a full charge. The fuel economy of the PHEV model is rated at 25 mpg combined/74 MPGe.
Price and Release Date Of The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsu is still staying quiet on the pricing details. Current model starts at $35,000 and we can expect a slight price increase. Numerous trim levels will be available and GT models will cost over $40,000. New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will go on sale in the second half of 2019.