After it applied some cosmetic hanges on the current Outlander, mitsubishi is extending the new look also on the Outlander PHEV model, the plug-in hybrid version of the crossover. Expected to debut in July on the Japanese market and later on in Europe and other continents, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features “dynamic shield” front design concept, bumper extensions, side garnish and exterior decoration designed.
The exterior design is enhanced with a new 18-inch alloy wheel exclusive to PHEV models, with two-tone machined and black gloss finishes. The Outlander PHEV exterior colour range has been expanded with new colours including Ruby Black Pearl and Quartz Brown metallic.
On the inside, the facelifted Outlander PHEV comes with redesigned seats, accent stitching, which is repeated in the padded door trim inserts, all-new four-spoke steering wheel design, which is trimmed with fine-quality leather for a comfortable grip, and silver steering-wheel mounted controls with a chrome finish.
The instrument cluster is trimmed with accent stitching, while the newly designed large centre console uses a finish to reflect the elegance of Japanese black lacquer used in traditional Japanese craftwork.
In addition to 2016 Outlander general improvements to NVH, steering, ride and handling, Mitsubishi Motors has increased the fuel efficiency of Outlander’s plug-in hybrid system by reducing engine friction and overall system optimisation.  This represents improved hybrid fuel efficiency of 8 per cent with an official figure of 20.2km/l.
The 2016 model introduces new safety technology features, including Unintentional Move Off Control system and Multi-around View Monitor, which gives the driver a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle to assist with parking or negotiating tight spaces.