Mitsubishi launches expanded Outlander PHEV range for 2021

REFRESHED and ready for 2021, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV range has been given an overhaul, including the introduction of a new GSR variant, offering unique on road and in-cabin character.

The Outlander PHEV GSR offers improved drive train performance and the addition of a Sport mode. Mitsubishi has built on the advanced PHEV powertrain, but has added Bilstein premium suspension package tuned to enhance driving enjoyment.

The GSR variant features improved steering balance, stability and ride comfort, and coupled with PHEV DNA of a low centre of gravity, instant, linear torque delivery from the front and rear electric motors.

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This combination offers an on-road handling and driving experience like no other PHEV before it. Under the hood is a 2.4-litre petrol engine that produces 94kW and 199Nm, coupled to a dual electric motors that also produce 60kW (front) and 70kW (rear).

All these motors see a maximum power output of 157kW whilst torque maxes out at maximum torque output of 332Nm. This combination features across the entire Outlander range.

But for the GSR, there are unique exterior features, including black painted front and rear bumper skid plates, door mirrors, roof rails and roof, and black chrome plated radiator grille, front bumper air ducts, tailgate garnish.

18-inch black/machined two-tone alloy wheels and LED headlamps with auto levelling and front fog lamps also feature, while on the inside, the GSR scores black accents such as the shift knob, roof lining and A-pillar trim.

There’s also a silver stitched armrest, door trim, and steering wheel. Driver comfort is assured with a 4-way driver power seat with micro-suede facings and synthetic leather bolsters, and a Mitsubishi 8-speaker premium audio system and power tailgate.

All Outlander PHEVs have Mitsubishi’s proprietary Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), and offer a unique solution of having an electric motor for each axle, which means that even in EV mode, the Outlander PHEV won’t compromise versatility, drivability and safety.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV benefits from the latest in MMC safety technology, with its advanced features working to protect occupants, other road users and pedestrians, both in determining the risk of an impending accident and in the event of a collision.

The SUV has a comprehensive passive safety architecture based on Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) impact safety body and seven SRS airbag arrangement.

For 2021, Outlander PHEV ES benefits from additional standard active safety equipment including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam, along with forward collision mitigation, and rear parking sensors with rearview camera.

The new Outlander PHEV GSR extends the standard safety equipment list with blind spot warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and front parking sensors, adding to the already extensive PHEV safety list.

The Outlander PHEV Exceed adds unintended acceleration mitigation in case the driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when stationary or at low speed, and a multi-around view camera for 360 visibility.

The Outlander PHEV GSR is available draped in Starlight with a Black Mica roof panel and rear spoiler, Titanium with Black Mica roof panel and rear spoiler, or Red Diamond with a Black Mica roof panel and rear spoiler.

Pricing starts from $51,990 (drive away). For further information, contact your local Mitsubishi dealer.

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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