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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. #4535124
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https://www.autoblog.com/2017/10/02/2018-mitsubishi-outlander-phev-first-drive-review/?icid=autoblog|trend|2018-mitsubishi-outlander-phev-first-drive

This vehicle has been out for some time now but for whatever reason Mitsu couldn't get it into US dealers. It's the best selling PHEV in Europe and I believe it has good sales in Australia. The fact that the driver can set it to automatic and forget it or decide themselves whether to run it in battery, engine or both is appealing for those of us that like some control.

If anything, the looks may be a put off but that aside, it is a great and proven vehicle.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535129
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Outlander isn't my fave shape...but it's WAY better than they used to look.

Mitsubishi are quite unsung in the press, however quite popular in Oz, as you point out.

Mitsubishi...rhymes with "[censored]" in Oz Rhyming slang...but my wife drives a Captiva...rhymes with...

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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535130
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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535152
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ZZZZzzzzz ...

Outlander needs a style change.



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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535155
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I'm always a bit puzzled when people talk about vehicles looking good or ugly these days, I find nearly everything made in atleast the last 10 years downright ugly. They have run out of good looks, and just try for different, now they are running out of that too.

Looks like the CEO is happy with how Mitsubishi are doing in New Zealand...3rd best selling brand at the moment.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/9756920...land-has-helped


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535165
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I really like it! Nice subtle lines,smooth shape,no weird jagged Optimus Prime edges. Looks really classy. Now Mitsubishi,please bring back a killer sports car!!


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535168
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"Outlander isn't my fave shape...but it's WAY better than they used to look."



I totally agree. That anteater look was one of the ugliest fronts ever on a vehicle. The current design has been out for three years I think. It's polarizing. All that black plastic up front is not only ugly but I'll bet it's a great bug catcher. They need to break that up with some trim or facade. The Outlander for the most part has been the same vehicle for years. They just switch fronts on it. I have considered it in my crossover shopping but since the closest dealer was 20 miles away and just stopped selling Mitsu, I just moved on. I won't drive 35 miles for any service. That is the big issue in the states. The dealers are dropping out.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4535171
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I really like it! Nice subtle lines,smooth shape,no weird jagged Optimus Prime edges. Looks really classy. Now Mitsubishi,please bring back a killer sports car!!




It is a conservative look not unlike the VW Tiguan. For practicality, it's a great vehicle. With the front facade as it is, it won't win any beauty contests. Yep, they should bring in a sports car or something on that order.

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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535189
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Nice to see it finally made its way across the Atlantic, or maybe the Pacific? laugh Solid CUV, either way.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: Silk] #4535195
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Originally Posted By: Silk
I'm always a bit puzzled when people talk about vehicles looking good or ugly these days, I find nearly everything made in atleast the last 10 years downright ugly. They have run out of good looks, and just try for different, now they are running out of that too.

Looks like the CEO is happy with how Mitsubishi are doing in New Zealand...3rd best selling brand at the moment.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/9756920...land-has-helped


I forget the last time I bought a car based on looks. Its been about safety and price for me.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535208
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
https://www.autoblog.com/2017/10/02/2018-mitsubishi-outlander-phev-first-drive-review/?icid=autoblog|trend|2018-mitsubishi-outlander-phev-first-drive

This vehicle has been out for some time now but for whatever reason Mitsu couldn't get it into US dealers. It's the best selling PHEV in Europe and I believe it has good sales in Australia. The fact that the driver can set it to automatic and forget it or decide themselves whether to run it in battery, engine or both is appealing for those of us that like some control.

If anything, the looks may be a put off but that aside, it is a great and proven vehicle.


I bet that selection capability will be removed in the USA. Like the way the BMW i3 was ruined from its original excellent concept, I fear this will be taken away as well.

Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: JHZR2] #4535213
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That would really be a shame. Regulations deny US drivers of some really neat ideas like Mazda's adaptive high beam headlights. The headlights in that system consist of several leds that all light up in high beam mode. When a car is approaching the system turns of select leds instead of dimming the whole thing. So you get high beam brightness forward but the oncoming driver is not blinded. It works for coming up behind cars as well.

The US is stuck with the current system.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535238
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It's an interesting vehicle. I was just at my local dealer looking at used Outlanders and to be honest it seems like a bit of second rate operation, so I'm wondering if they can attract good enough techs to work on something so complex as a PHEV?
I wonder why they waited so long to bring it over, but its probably far better to make sure its idiot proof before releasing it here.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: IndyIan] #4535266
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The interiors of Mitsubishi cars are about a decade behind. There is a lot of room for improving design. Now that they have the backing of Nissan, they should be getting better.

As for the delay of the PHEV in the US, I think it's a federal govt thing. They have been selling quite well for years in other regions.


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Re: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally coming to U.S. [Re: PimTac] #4535327
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Have they fixed their oil burning issue yet? Lots of Chrysler products with Mitsu engines smoked, it was almost a trademark.

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