2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Safety and Technology
Considering how populated the SUV segment is, it should come as no surprise that Mitsubishi is looking to make industry-firsts and separate themselves from the pack. To do so, the automaker announced the MitsubishiOutlander PHEV back in 2014. With a launch date pushed back to summer 2017, odds are the Outlander PHEV will pack plenty of innovative safety and technology features.
From what we know so far, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will launch with a full suite of advanced safety systems. That package includes technologies like Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection and a Multi-View Camera Monitor. Expect Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert to make its way onto the list as well.
As for in-vehicle connectivity, the Outlander PHEV will likely come stocked with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two of the most advanced software systems on the market. With the technologies, drivers will be able to connect their smartphones to the vehicle and make calls, create text messages, and access maps.
A specialized version of Super All-Wheel Control system used in the Lancer Evolution will make its way into the setup as well. Meanwhile, regenerative braking helps replenish the 12-kWh battery pack. Finally, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will launch with three driving modes: series hybrid, EV, and parallel hybrid.