Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has delivered the 1st unit of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the country after its official launch on September 5, 2020. The customer is Mr. Keiichi Matsunaga, General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation Manila Branch and will be utilized as their official company vehicle.
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group of companies. MC is also 20 percent shareholder of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
“With the initial transaction of Outlander PHEV to Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), MMPC is excited to jumpstart a collaboration between the two companies that is geared to promote environment friendly and self-sustaining technology. As announced in January, we plan to integrate Vehicle to Home (V2H) showcase facilities to some of our pilot dealers. We hope that in the future, we can also collaborate with MC to accelerate introduction of renewable and self-sustaining power supply system to MMPC.” – said by Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation.
Since its premiere as the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has expanded its presence to more than 60 countries, with total sales volume reaching more than 260,000 units as of August 2020. It is the world’s best-selling PHEV and has been Europe’s best-selling PHEV for the past five years (2015-2019).
Under the hood of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a 2.4-liter inline-4 MIVEC gasoline engine that produces 128 hp and 199 Nm of torque. There are also two electric motors at each axle, 60 kW and 137 Nm at the front, and then 70 kW and 195 Nm at the rear. All of these components are controlled by the Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel-drive system, sending the power to the ground via a “Multimode eTransmission.” With a 13.8 kWh battery pack, the Outlander PHEV can travel in pure electric mode for up to 65 kilometers up to a speed of 135 kph. Zero to 100 kph with this powertrain happens in 10.5 seconds.