Mitsubishi’s Japanese arm has reportedly announced the launch of its Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the Philippine automotive market. The roll out signifies the car manufacturer’s official entry into the electric vehicle arena. Sources cite that prior to the launch of the vehicle in the Philippines, the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) had conducted several rounds around the country as early as the year 2017.
According to the automaker, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an amalgamation of the best characteristics of its models comprising i-MiEV, Lancer Evolution, as well as the Mitsubishi Pajero SUV. The newly launched plug-hybrid vehicle has already claimed an impressive portion of the global vehicle sales following the roll out of over 260,000 units in the regions of North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, the President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, has stated that the company is thrilled to introduce the Outlander PHEV in the Philippine automotive market as the car is the best representation of Mitsubishi’s ever-evolving technology and expertise in the field of automotive engineering. He has also expressed that Philippines is one of the strongest markets of the auto brand, adding that the company feels great honor in receiving the opportunity to make the vehicle available in the country.
MMPC has further highlighted that it will initiate the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV through its dealership branch of Peak Motors Philippines Inc., Manila Bay. The dealership will also be the premier Mitsubishi dealer to have installed a V2H (Vehicle to Home) showcase feature. This resource will also provide the vehicle with another method for energy charging via the use of solar panels.
As per reports, the twin-motor 4WD system in Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV dishes power in all-wheel drive configuration, further ensuring zero emission. The vehicle can cover a 55-kilometer distance on a full charge with its 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC engine delivering a fuel consumption rating of 16.6 kilometers for every liter.