The Mitsubishi Outlander has been making a bit of a ruckus in the crossover segment, quickly becoming one of the best-selling options in the market and one of Mitsubishi’s most successful nameplates ever. The success has even caused the brand to rethink their strategy and shift into a more SUV and crossover-focused game plan. Now, to add to the company’s growing list of reasons why the Outlander is one of their best products ever, Outlander PHEV sales have surpassed yet another milestone—100,000 units sold.
The Outlander PHEV’s competitors are some big names in the plug-in hybrid segment. The Nissan LEAF leads the class with over 218,000 sales worldwide, while the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt come in second and third place, respectively. However, the Outlander PHEV is quickly catching up to them; that 100,000-unit milestone puts the Outlander in fourth place among some pretty successful and celebrated names.
Most of the Outlander PHEV’s sales have come from Europe, where Mitsubishi’s cars are a viable and, most importantly, affordable alternative to plug-in hybrid offerings from high-end names like BMW, Porsche, and Volvo. Mitsubishi hasn’t yet launched the Outlander PHEV in the American market, but considering the U.S. has one of the largest automobile industries in the world, sales can only go up when the Outlander finally hits American shores.
The Outlander PHEV is due out in the States sometime this November under a 2017 model year. Delays in its American launch were caused by changes to the vehicle’s styling and battery pack. After it’s released stateside, Outlander PHEV sales could skyrocket even further.
Mitsubishi has a line of pickup trucks but none are available in the United States. That’s too bad considering the Japanese automaker recently revealed the latest special edition model. The 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ packs more safety and convenience features compared to the current line.
The Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ builds on the existing GLX model. Under the hood is a 2.4L turbo diesel engine that produces 178 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode, that engine certainly packs some capability. With a maximum towing capacity around 6,800 lbs (3,100 kg), this truck is more than capable for fulfilling the needs of most drivers.
Safety and driver assist features include seven airbags, emergency stop signal, a speed limited, trailer stability assist, and hill start assist as standard. That builds the GLX’s existing rear camera, 6.1-inch color touchscreen, rear step bumper, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
As for price, the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ goes for AU$39,490 with an automatic transmission. Opting for the six-speed manual transmission runs in a good deal cheaper with a price tag of AU$36,990. Having undergone a redesign for the 2015 model year, this is a truck we’d be happy to see enter the United States market.
Here at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, we’re happy to see more Mitsubishi special editions hitting markets!
The all-new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has premiered at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, and its debut was very anticipated.
The Outlander PHEV features a highly efficient 2.0-liter gas engine and two high-performance electric motors. Mitsubishi’s superior Super All-Wheel Control system makes the Outlander PHEV more capable than ever.
Three drive modes provide ultimate versatility, with EV (full electric mode), series hybrid (electric power with generator operation), and parallel hybrid (engine power and electric motor assistance). The Outlander PHEV will provide excellent efficiency by selecting the most efficient drive mode for the road conditions.
Advanced safety and convenience features will help to keep you safe and secure, too. The Multi-Around view Camera Monitor will increase your visibility and features like pedestrian detection capability will keep you and others safe. Technology doesn’t lack, either, with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto.
“Mitsubishi’s future is crossover utility vehicles and electrified vehicles. Today we are showing the first piece of that plan,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA.
If you want to be a part of that future, you can see the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in fall 2016.
The color of your car says a lot about you, and the type of car you have says a lot, too. So what does the color of your Mitsubishi say about you?
Red – If you have a red Mitsubishi, it means you probably have a flare for the dramatic. You’re dynamic, outgoing and have high energy.
Orange – Orange isn’t a very popular color so you like to go outside the box. You’re probably fun-loving and talkative.
Green – If you’re behind the wheel of a green car, you’re most likely traditional, trustworthy, and well-balanced.
Blue – If you have a blue car, it means that you’re most likely confident and you tend to be a dependable leader.
Purple – If you own a purple car, you’re creative, individualistic, and original. You’re probably more right-brained than left!
White – White means that you’re probably direct and tend to be organized and like to keep your car clean.
Black – A black car is classic, which means that you probably favor elegance and power.
Of course, the color of your car might not be important to you! But do any of these seem to fit your personality? Let us know!