Overview of the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

September 26, 2014

mitsubishi-outlander-plug-in-hybrid--uk-version_100480201_lThe Mitsubishi Outlander plug in hybrid car is still not in the American market. This has been caused by a series of debates that have come up and pushed the release date to the fall of 2015. This is almost two years after it was released in Japan and about one full year after it was released for sale in Europe. The availability of the car in Europe makes it much easier to get the ratings and user reviews of the car.

The Outlander was designed originally to be used purely on electric power. This means that the car has the same impression as the regular car to consumers. The look of the car may not be as striking as most would expect. The car has a dark-grey metallic paintwork with attractively brushed alloy wheels finishing. Most people actually think that this is a ‘handsome’ model.

The inside of the car is a similar story. While most of the high end cars in the market come with leather seats and sun roofs that give the cabin a lift, the design of the Outlander took a slightly different direction. The design is unremarkable and it is simple and clear enough. This tends to give a sense of tranquility that avoids confusion or offense. It is also interesting to note the absence of the tachometer. This has been replaced by a charge assistance “swingometer.” This is a joystick shaped drive selector that contains more options that make it possible to get access to the touchscreen display, as well as the smaller displays in the gauge cluster.

The rear wheels of this vehicle come with a 60 kW electric motor. This gives the vehicle four-wheel drive capabilities The official records for the car are an acceleration of 0-60 mph within an 11 seconds time frame.

The vehicle has a12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is situated below the passenger compartment at the center of the car. This means that there is more trunk space in this model compared to the gasoline powered vehicle alternatives. The charging rate for the car is also reasonable. The car can be charged from 220-240V within five hours.

When the driver reaches higher speeds quickly, the car automatically switches over to the parallel hybrid mode. This means that the engine of the car provides most of the power while the electric component provides little assistance. The level of assistance is dependent on the strength of the acceleration.

 

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