The list of locally available electric vehicles (EV) continues to grow, and this time it’s Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) adding to the roster.
The new vehicle in MMPC’s stable is the Outlander PHEV, a vehicle that was first announced back in January. This is a plug-in hybrid SUV that packs a 2.4-liter in-line-four mill that generates 128hp and 199Nm combined with two electric motors—one up front (60kW, 137Nm) and one out back (70kW, 195Nm)—and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery.
With this setup, the Outlander PHEV can drive up to 55km on solely electric power. For total fuel consumption, Mitsubishi claims the SUV is capable of achieving 16.6km/L. As for its charging capabilities, the Outlander can fully recharge in about 5.5 hours with a standard power outlet at home. Quick charging is also available, and through this the battery can recharge up to 80% in just 25 minutes. These motors also enable the vehicle’s 4WD capabilities, with its super all-wheel control setup.
Apart from all these, the new plug-in hybrid also boasts a lot of extra tech. The eight-inch infotainment system is Android Auto- and Apple CarPlay-compatible. There’s also a display for PHEV information such as energy monitoring, charging timer, and trip information.
The Outlander’s safety and driver-assist tech include forward-collision and ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation systems, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and rear-cross traffic alert. Other added niceties are the power tailgate and sunroof, as well as the paddle shifters.
“MMPC is very excited to launch the Outlander PHEV in the Philippine market as the car best represents Mitsubishi’s expertise in automotive engineering and its ever evolving technology,” said MMPC president and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri. “The Philippines is one of the strongest markets of the brand and we are honored to be given the opportunity to make the Outlander PHEV available here in the country.”
The Outlander PHEV is now available in MMPC’s lineup for P2,998,000. What do you think of this newcomer and its pricing? Do you see it as a viable option in our market?