That the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV could have its sales rocket from just 10,000 units in 2013 to over 100,000 units across Europe in 2017 is a statement bold enough to send any competitor looking over the fence with envy. It is also a clear statement that there is something this outfit is doing right or far much better. Let’s dig into it.
In the class of family-friendly SUVs, the Mitsubishi Outlander distinguishes itself for its ability to combine electric power with combustion energy, yet still retains a price that is reachable to a wide class of consumers. The only other SUVs that harbor such possibilities are way above the Outlander’s pricing. They include the Volvo XC90 T8, Range Rover Sports Hybrid, and BMW X5 XDrive40e.
In its five years of existence, the Outlander has experimented magnificently to learn what would work best for its admirers. In the upgraded 2019 version, the petrol engine has been upped from a 2.0-liter capacity to 2.4-liters
But even in this upgrade, there is one element that sticks out and you cannot fail to fall in love with the Outlander for this. Mitsubishi poises this car as an electric vehicle first.
It has thus been engineered to start off in electric mode, relying solely on its tow electric motors to do most of the work. It will then switch between driving and charging the batteries ensuring that these facilities are used in maximum capabilities.
The company claims that with its battery fully charged and a full fuel tank, the vehicles energy capacity can power an average household for up to ten days. The interior of the Outlander is a place you can escape from the hustle and bustles of urban life and relax into cool, blissful music.
With an enormously enhanced insulation against noise and vibration, you’d it feels like a house setting. The future looks bright for this SUV and the writing is on the wall indicating that it will indeed be one of the best selling cars of the in the next decade.
We will keenly keep an eye on it to see where it takes us next. In the meantime, we applaud this superbly cut out machine.
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