The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is a highly anticipated due to the addition of its plug-in Hybrid variant offering. Avid fans of the line as well as the environmentally conscious have waited a long six years for the arrival of this eco-friendly sport utility vehicle. It does need to be noted that there is not a great deal known about the vehicle at this time, but what is known will be discussed below.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – Engine Specs
The power for the upcoming offering of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander will be derived from a 3.0 V6 and a four-cylinder 2.4 liter engine. The first of the motors, in conjunction with the 3.0 liter power unit, will deliver its power to the front wheels as the second will send its power to the wheels of the rear. Per European estimations, this hybrid vehicle will contain an all-electric range of driving that is 32.5 miles with a conjoined electric/gasoline driving range of greater than 500 miles. Additionally, this is a vehicle that is able to expressly charge its battery while it is being driven due to the vehicle’s charge-restoring mode.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – Exterior and Interior Concept
The concept of the Outlander PHEV first made its debut in the calendar year 2009. Ever since then, there have not really been any changes made to the vehicle, in terms of the design. The vehicle’s front fascia presents as a virtual direct replica of that of the concept vehicle as the back of the vehicle adopts subtle cues from the Pajero Sport (which is off-road oriented). Most notable of the aspects borrowed from the Pajero is the design of the tail lights. More noticeable changes to the vehicle include the handle bar chrome trim placed just under the windshield that provides the sport utility vehicle with better visual identity.
According to industry insiders that are close to the popular automaker, the sport utility vehicle does have a slight downside. This downside is the fact that the PHEV variant of the Outlander has one less row of seating as compared to its traditional predecessor. This reduction of seating is due to the addition of inverters as well as the rear electric motor system. Even with that, the cabin of the forthcoming offering of the Outlander remains a sizeable option. There is an ample amount of leg and head room for both the driver and their passengers. The interior design of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander variant has been widely reported to be a carbon copy of that of the original Outlander. Consumers should safely expect that the cabin will be thoroughly outfitted with the latest in regards to safety features as well as automotive technologies.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander- Release Date and Price
According to recent reports, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will arrive in dealership showrooms by the spring of next year. The precise release date has yet to be official announced by the popular automaker, but it is certain that specified information will begin to be released as we near the end of the year. The base pricing for the hybrid sport utility vehicle is estimated to reside in the range of $25,000 to $35,000. The pricing seems quite reasonable for a vehicle that appears to have a lot to offer automotive consumers in addition to it be impressively eco-friendly and efficient.