Mitsubishi’s 2019 Outlander PHEV will come with ‘slight’ increase in battery capacity

Mitsubishi’s 2019 Outlander PHEV will come with ‘slight’ increase in battery capacity

According to a recent disclosure by Mitsubishi Motors, the company’s new 2019 Outlander PHEV -- a plug-in hybrid SUV -- will come with some noteworthy upgrades, including a ‘slight increase in battery capacity, in order to enhance the range of the vehicle.

In terms of specific figures, the new 2019 Outlander PHEV will come with a 10% increase in battery capacity, thereby resulting in a 13.8 kWh battery.

As a result of the increased battery capacity, the 2019 version of the Outlander PHEV will have the ability to offer an all-electric range of 28 miles (45 km) based on the WLTP standard.

Along with the marginally increased battery capacity and the increase in range, another upgrade which Mitsubishi is bringing to its 2019 Outlander PHEV is an improvement in the vehicle’s top speed. Going by the information shared by Mitsubishi, the top speed of the new 2019 Outlander PHEV in ‘Electric Vehicle’ mode will go up “from approximately 78mph (125km/h) to 84mph (135km/h) where legally permitted.”

In addition to these upgrades, some of the other improvements coming to the 2019 Outlander PHEV include a 10% increase in the electric motor’s output to 95hp, improved driving performance, overall better efficiency, improved S-AWC system with new Sport/Snow modes, and fine-tuning of the steering, chassis, brakes for greater driver appeal.