Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Coming to America for New York Auto Show Debut

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been impressing people over in Europe for a while now, but we’re still waiting to get our first look at it here in the States. Soon, we’ll get that chance, though—the Outlander PHEV has been confirmed for a debut at the New York Auto Show. PHEV stands for “plug-in hybrid vehicle;” the new vehicle will come to the market as a 2017 model.

In fact, according to Automotive News, the new PHEV will hit in the second quarter of 2016. A refreshed version of the gas-powered Outlander will be coming this June, before the PHEV, as well. “All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander, which will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April,” Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President Don Swearingen said.

Come see us here at Pantili Mitsubishi to learn more about both the Outlander and its PHEV counterpart today. There’s also the new GC-PHEV, a futuristic looking concept eV that might preview a future Mitsubishi Montero model. We can’t wait to talk about all these models with you, so come see us today.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Announces New Outlander Sport Powertrain Option

Mitsubishi wants to make sure that they have a vehicle for everyone, so the Japanese carmaker has announced a new Outlander Sport powertrain option that will provide owners with more power than ever before. This new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 168 horsepower, which is an increase of 20 horsepower over the standard 2.0-liter engine.

The 2.4-liter engine is offered in two different trim levels—the 2.4 ES and the 2.4 GT. As the base trim level, the 2.4 ES offers similar features to the 2.0-liter’s ES model with a black center bumper that sets it apart, all for an MSRP of $21,295. The Sport 2.4 GT has a price tag of $23,595, adding features like power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, and aluminum pedals.

If you are interested in learning more about the new Outlander Sport powertrain option or if you would like to give this top-notch vehicle a test drive, make sure you stop in to Pantili Mitsubishi today!

New Outlander Sport Powertrain Option

Mitsubishi Montero Is Making a Comeback

Recently, Mitsubishi dropped a somewhat cryptic hint about a vehicle set to make its debut at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. Mitsubishi released an image showing a tall SUV sitting on the top of a hill with the words, “The Return of a Legend” printed on the page.

Based on the shadowy image of the SUV and what we know about Mitsubishi, it would seem the Montero is making a comeback. The Montero was sold here in the United States from 1983 through 2005. It is still sold in other markets around the world as the Pajero, so resurrecting it here wouldn’t be too big of an issue.

The Montero was loved by off-road enthusiasts and would surely be welcomed back with open arms. It may not keep the traditional body-on-frame design of most large SUVs, but we would expect it would still maintain its off-road nature.

Montero or not, Mitsubishi will take this SUV out of the shadows on February 12. Would you like the Mitsubishi Montero to come back to the lineup?

Montero is making a comeback

 

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept Could Mark “The Return of a Legend”

Mitsubishi has released a teaser poster that flaunts “The Return of a Legend” ahead of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

The poster displays an indistinguishable crossover sitting on top of a sand dune, which doesn’t give us a lot to work with as far as figuring out which of their past legends might make a comeback.

Though now that we mention it, we do remember the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept that made its debut at the Tokyo Auto Show back in 2013, which seemed to hint at a future Pajero or Montero design, and the latter would certainly fit the bill as a potential “legend” to return.

Back when it was first sold in the U.S. in 1982, the Montero was an instant classic thanks to its body-on-frame construction and rugged four-wheel-drive capabilities. At just the right size and with lots of new tech, the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept is just right vehicle to renew its legacy with a modern touch.

If the concept is indeed the “legend” the automaker has been hinting at, we look forward to seeing what it can do at Pantili Mitsubishi!

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept