The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made it to the U.S.! This is not a drill and not a hoax. Mitsubishi Motors America added the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to their lineup, and the news about the Outlander PHEV coming to America is true. How exciting, we’ve been waiting for years and we’re finally going to get our hands on the first outstanding, popular, and successful hybrid by Mitsubishi Motors. You can bet we’ll have a full specs page on it, but for now, take a look at some of the highlights to expect on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Being a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV is powered by a hybrid system made up of a 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC engine and two electric motors powered by a rechargeable 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The internal combustion engine, like most found in Mitsubishi vehicles today, has been optimized with Mitsubishi’s MIVEC system, their version of variable valve timing (VVT) technology. As some may know, VVT is a process that alters the lift events in an engine’s cylinders during the intake of gas and air and the exhaust of fumes. The better this process is optimized, the better an engine can perform.