Updates for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

- Advertisement -

Mitsubishi has announced a number of minor improvements to its best-selling Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV for 2017.

The 2017 Outlander PHEV now features an EV Priority Mode, which allows the driver to drive in electric-only mode without the petrol engine starting, as long as there is sufficient charge in the batteries.

The suspension has been tweaked to improve ride comfort and reduce noise. An electric parking brake with an automatic hold function now replaces the manual handbrake.

Electric-mode performance has been improved marginally, with the pure electric rage increased from 32 to 33 miles, and the regenerative braking system upgraded to deliver more charge to the battery when coasting or braking. Acceleration in electric-only mode is also improved. The changes have seen marginal improvements in the official economy and emissions figures, but it remains to be seen if these are noticeable in real-world driving conditions.

Rapid charging time has also been slightly improved, with an 80% charge using a rapid charging system now claimed to take 25 minutes instead of 30.

Safety systems on the Outlander PHEV have also been upgraded, with the optional autonomous emergency braking system gaining pedestrian detection ability. The mid-range 4h model now gets a blind spot warning system as standard, which also includes a rear cross traffic warning function.

- Advertisement -
Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

Latest Expert Advice

How to understand a PCP car finance quote

Thousands of people look at a PCP car finance quote and are hopelessly confused by all the different numbers. Cut through the confusion with this guide.

What to expect as car dealerships in England reopen

Car dealerships in England have been allowed to open from today, but what safety processes should you expect to see in place?

Latest Expert Ratings

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona Electric been highly praised by the media for its 250+ mile driving range and its overall practicality.

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade has received average media reviews. Its Expert Rating of 60% is poor and ranks it only 18th out of 20 cars in its class.

BMW unveils eye-catching new 4 Series Coupé

BMW has revealed its latest-generation 4 Series Coupé, debuting a dramatic new design ahead of its market launch in October.

Citroën releases UK pricing for updated C3

Citroën announces pricing and specifications for its refreshed C3, which brings a sharper exterior look alongside efficient new engines.

May new car sales show first painful signs of recovery

It was another month of agonisingly low new car sales in May, with just over 20,000 new vehicles registered as showrooms remained closed.

Euro NCAP announces big changes to safety testing

Car crash test procedures are getting their biggest overhaul in a decade to improve occupant safety and improve post-crash protection.

More from The Car Expert

Expert Advice

Award-winning, independent and impartial advice on buying, financing, owning and running a car

Expert Ratings

We analyse and aggregate dozens of media reviews for each new car into an overall Expert Rating

Expert News

All the most important new car launches, model updates, car reviews and industry news

Expert Partners

Our new space for commercial partners to bring you special offers on their products and services

What are your thoughts? Let us know below.