Mitsubishi Outlander

  • Fuel Efficiency

    1.9 l / 100km

  • CO2 Emissions

    44g / km

  • Safety

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(2015) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid S-AWC XLS (5dr 5 seat Wagon SUV)

NZ has so taken the sports-utility SUV to its heart that over 28% of new vehicles sold here follow this family-friendly go-anywhere design. Mitsubishi adds a radical new dimension to the petrol/diesel SUV market, a world-first PHEV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle version of its perennially popular Outlander (on-board charging cable & plugs into a standard household outlet 10AMP, 230V).
Following on from the March 2014 launch of the new Outlander range, this groundbreaking new model arrives April 2014 & is the 1st ever to meld electric vehicle technologies with all-wheel-drive capabilities & SUV know-how. The benefit to the owner, Mitsubishi says, is the unprecedented environmental performance & quietness of an EV, the stability & handling of a 4WD, & the sheer practicality of an SUV. Plus an undreamed-of economy rating of 1.9L/100kms. All this in an SUV that looks just like its petrol or diesel Outlander, & does what they already do, city driving, long distances, off-road adventures, but even better. Mitsubishi Japan says that by 2020 every 5th new Mitsubishi will be a PHEV or EV design. It’s building 30,000 Outlander PHEVs this year, but doesn’t expect even that volume to keep up with global demand. NZ is 3rd in the world to experience the car, after Europe, where 20,000 are already on the road or ordered, & Japan. Plug the car into a standard power socket overnight, & you can commute to work up to 52km's with no fuel use, spending less on electricity for the week than the cost of a couple of coffees. The average NZ commute is 38km's. The twin electric motors’ 332 Newton metres of torque & V6-style power position the PHEV as the performance car of the Outlander range. The Outlander PHEV doesn’t have the single petrol or diesel power source we’re all accustomed to. It has three. Two 60kW electric motors, one driving the front axle & one in the rear. Together they contribute more torque (332 Newton metres) than the V6 Outlander you might have driven in the recent past, & it all comes in with the first touch of the pedal. A multi-purpose 2.0L petrol engine, giving 88kW of power at 4500rpm is ready to turn wheels or generate electricity as required. There are three operating modes, all automatic. The car selects from these three drive modes, depending on road & driving conditions, on load, & whether you want to charge the battery. In EV mode, the car’s in full electric drive. The electric motors drive all wheels, using the drive battery. An overnight charge gives you a 52km range. In Series Hybrid mode, the electric motors still power the car & the petrol engine works with the onboard generator to top up the drive battery: accelerate hard, or climb a hill, & the petrol engine helps by driving the generator. In Parallel Hybrid mode, the MIVEC petrol engine (using 91 octane) takes over at higher speeds, when it’s at its most efficient, the electric motors help when extra power’s needed. All this happens automatically. The driver does nothing. Charge up from any standard power point, one end of the charging cord goes into the power socket, the other into the car. Off-peak, a full 6.5 hour charge costs about $1.41, so a weekly electric-only commute’s around $7. Use the special smartphone app (VRX model only) to set the car to charge offpeak, or turn on the A/C so it’s cooler when you get in, or switch on the lights so the car’s easy to spot at night. Thr PHEV drives pretty much like an ordinary automatic. Press the 1-touch start button, select D or R and you’re away. The big difference is this, the car will choose whichever drive mode best suits the driving conditions. If you’re in EV mode, first thing you’ll notice is how quiet and smooth it is. The PHEV uses its own motion to charge up the batteries, through regenerative braking. Once your foot leaves the accelerator, the electric motors behave like engine brakes & convert kinetic energy into electricity. Whenever you brake, more energy goes into the battery, you’ll see this on the instrument screen. If you want to save battery energy, press a switch & the petrol engine will be used more often, charging the battery even when the car’s stopped, it takes about 40 minutes to reach 80% capacity when stationary. 4WD is permanent when driven in either the EV or series mode. With front & rear axles each having their own electric motor, you get great four wheel drive traction. The complementary Super All Wheel Control system distributes power & brake force between the four wheels for total stability. The PHEV has the maximum 5-star European E-NCAP safety rating. The battery pack is shielded in a framed, rigid sheet metal casing & is resistant to debris & bumps from the road. In the VRX model, two additional automatic systems help keep you safe in traffic. If a vehicle in front slows down suddenly & you don’t hit the brake pedal, the Forward Collision Mitigation system does it for you. Working in tandem is Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses radar to match your speed to the vehicle you’re following, helping you keep a safe distance. Pedestrians are kept safer too. In EV mode the car’s very quiet, so at low speeds it alerts pedestrians with a gentle alarm. Your instruments & a high definition 7in touch screen help you keep track of what the car is doing. The 7in touch screen also shows you how the energy flow changes based on your driving mode & the conditions. You can monitor how energy is being consumed & see your ECO ‘score’, range & other drive data.

General Info

Price $59,990
Shape Wagon SUV
No. Doors 5
Seats 5
Badges S-AWC, XLS
Ramp Break Over Angle 21
Approach Angle 22.5
Departure Angle 22.5


Wheelbase 2670
Turning Diameter 5
Front Track 1540
Rear Track 1540
Minimum Clearance 190
Length 4655
Width 1810
Load Space Height 809
Load Space Length 1741
Load Space Width 1306




Brakes Rear disc solid
Front disc, vented
Rear disc, 16in (406.4mm)
Front disc, 16in (406.4mm)
Parking brake, lever type
Entertainment & Communication CD player
USB input port
AM/FM tuner
Bluetooth audio streaming
Bluetooth handsfree mobile phone integration
Bluetooth voice activation system
MP3 compatible
6-speaker audio system, includes 2-tweeters
6in touch-screen display
Exterior Roof mounted antenna
Single exhaust tailpipe
Door handles, body colour
Door mirror's in body colour
Door mirror's with turn indicator repeater lights
Roof rails, silver
Power adjustable door mirror's with automatic folding function
Door frame black out
Rear bumper in body colour with black lower panels with silver lower garnish
Front bumper in body colour with black lower panels with silver lower garnish
Side air dam in black with wheel arch trims
Multi-bar chrome front grille with gloss black finish
Door mirror's, heated
Interior Soft-touch dashboard
Steering wheel mounted Cruise Control
A/C climate control, dual zone
Push button engine Start/Stop
Steering wheel, multi-function with leather trim
Rear view mirror, day/night function
Steering wheel with audio controls
A/C with pollen filter
Steering wheel controls for Bluetooth handsfree phone system with voice activation
Chrome interior door handles
Steering wheel gearshift paddles
Digital clock on audio screen
Rear cargo area tie-down hooks
Steering wheel, tilt/telescopic adjustable
ECO Mode, engine & transmission economy settings
Hi-gloss piano-black instrument centre panel with chrome trim
Multi-display screen, colour LCD with trip computer
12V accessory socket on instrument panel
Front centre console with armrest, storage & accessory outlet
Rear luggage under floor storage box
ECO Mode Assist indicator
ECO Mode Score indicator
Gear shift lever, self centralising with reverse, neutral, drive & regenerative braking functions
Gear shift lever with parking brake button
Gear shift panel
Lighting Front fog lights with chrome trim
HID High Intensity Discharge headlights with automatic levelling
Automatic headlight control
Automatic headlights with OFF function
Headlight washer system
LED stop light integrated in rear spoiler
LED tail lights with build-in reverse light
Headlights with 'welcome' & 'coming home' light features
Mechanical On-board 5-metre charging cable, with CCID protector, plug-in to a standard household outlet 10AMP, 230V
On-Demand 4WD system, Super All Wheel Drive Control (S-AWDC)
Safety EBD Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
BAS Brake Assist System
SBS Smart Brake System
ASC Active Stability Control
ATC Active Traction Control
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
HSA Hill Start Assist
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Reverse warning sensors
Child safety rear door locks
Front seatbelt anchors, height adjustable
Seatbelt warning light & tone
Seatbelts front, 3-point ELR x2
Driver's knee airbag
Dual-stage airbags, driver & front seat passenger
Reversing camera with display on audio screen
Head restraints for all seats
ESS Emergency Stop Signal, flashes rear hi-mount stop-light under heavy braking
Dual-stage side airbags
Dual-stage curtain airbags
2nd row seatbelts, 3-point ALR/ELR x2
2nd row seatbelt, 3-point centre belt ELR x1
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points x2, 2nd row seats
Tether anchors, 2nd row seats x3


Engine Name Mitsubishi 4B11 D4 2.0h
Engine Description Petrol engine, MPI, VVT plus twin electric motors (2x permanent magnet synchronous)
Drive Train S-AWD
Compress Ratio 10.1
Fuel Tank Capacity 45
Recomended Fuel 91 RON
BasicFuelType Hybrid/Petrol
Capacity 1998
Cylinder Count 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Transmission Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Transmission Type Twin-motor 4WD transmission with optional petrol engine engagement (Parallel Hybrid Mode)
Torque Nm 189
Torque RPM 4500
Power Kw 88
Power RPM 4500
Economy Combined 1.9
CO2 Emissions 44
Euro Standard 5


Kerb Weight 1810
Gross Vehicle Mass 2310
Towing Capacity Braked 750
Towing Capacity Unbraked 750
Roof Load Limit 80

Electric Engine

Electric Motor Type twin electric permanent magnet synchronous
Front Kw 60
Front Nm 137
Rear Kw 60
Rear Nm 195
Generator Output 70
Battery Type lithium-ion
Total Voltage 300
Rated Capacity 12
All Electric Range 52

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