2:54 Published on Feb 20, 2018
2019 mitsubishi outlander phev revealed – Mitsubishi introduced the Outlander PHEV back in 2013 and now it’s giving the plug-in hybrid SUV a significant update for the 2019MY, just months after (finally) launching the model in the United States. The most important change isn’t visible to the naked eye without opening the hood where the Otto-cycle 2 -liter gasoline engine has been replaced by a bigger Atkinson-cycle 2.4-liter unit.

Without revealing any output numbers, Mitsu says torque has increased beyond the 186 Newton-meters of torque attainable at 4,500 rpm in the previous Outlander PHEV. At the same time, higher efficiency and a smoother operation are being promised, while the horsepower number remains shrouded in mystery at this point. For what it’s worth, the old 2.0-liter engine offered 118 hp at 4,500 rpm.