What’s Changed from the Mitsubishi Outlander to the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The Mitsubishi Outlander has long been popular in New Zealand as a stylish and practical family SUV that offers the latest in luxury and safety features. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is an innovative vehicle that combines the superior environmental performance and quietness of an electric vehicle (EV) with the stability and handling of an AWD and the everyday practicalities and safety of the traditional Outlander. 

Last year, Mitsubishi became one of the first distributors in New Zealand to offer a plug-in hybrid version of a vehicle at the same price as a conventional petrol or diesel version. How does the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV compare to the regular Outlander? Below we take a closer look.  

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in a city environment during sunrise with a business man next to it walking to work


  Mitsubishi Outlander  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 
Seats  7  5 
Fuel economy  6.8L/100km  1.7L/100km 
Transmission  CVT Automatic  Twin Motor 4WD with Optional Petrol Engine Engagement (Parallel Hybrid Mode) 
Wheel  18 inch machine finished alloy  18 inch alloy 
Audio  8" Touchscreen SDA System (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Compatible) AM/FM and DAB Radio  8" Touchscreen SDA System (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Compatible) AM/FM and DAB Radio 
Towing braked  Up to 2000kg  1500kg 
Towing unbraked  750kg  750kg 




Both the Outlander and the Outlander PHEV have a five-star ANCAP safety rating and come with seven airbags, rear parking sensors and ABS brakes as standard across both ranges. 

  Mitsubishi Outlander  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 
Active Traction Control  Standard  Standard 
Adaptive Cruise Control  -  Standard 
Forward Collision Mitigation  -  Standard 
Lane Departure Warning   -  Standard 
Hill Start Assist  Standard  Standard 
Auto High Beam  -  Standard 


Extra safety features are available on higher end models of the normal Outlander and on all PHEVs. They include blind spot warning, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert. The high-spec models of both Outlander types also offer a ultrasonic mis-acceleration mitigation system and a multi around view monitor. 


Comfort and Convenience

  Mitsubishi Outlander  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 
Start Type  Push button  Push button 
Air Conditioning   Dual Zone Climate Control 


Dual Zone Climate Control 


Cruise Control  Standard  Standard 
Electric Windows  Front and Rear (Driver Auto up and down) with Key Off Timer  Front and Rear (Driver Auto up and down) with Key Off Timer 
Front Wipers  Manual  Automatic rain sensing 



Contact Our Team to Learn More

Interested in learning more about the Outlander and the Outlander PHEV or which best suits your needs? Contact our team today to learn more. Simon Lucas North Shore has the widest selection of Mitsubishi vehicles available on Auckland’s North Shore. We are one of New Zealand’s largest and most awarded Diamond Mitsubishi Motor Dealerships, stocking both new and used cars.  

Call us today on 0800 001 107 or contact us online. Alternatively, you can walk into our dealership at the corner of Wairau and Target Roads in Glenfield to arrange an inspection and test drive at your own leisure.  

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