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Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:46 am

Green Car Reports posted today that the Outlander PHEV will not be available until the second quarter 2016. If there is no additional delays we should see it as a 2017 model in about a year and a half. Another question is will all of us be able to purchase or will it again only be in a select few states on the West and East coast.

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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:17 pm

So that's a goal missed by three years, even after they've upgraded battery production capacity to 5000 packs per month? Oh well, it just means that the most SUV-hungry market on earth gets ignored by a full generation of the most innovative SUV on earth. So what? :roll:
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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:33 pm

I just hope that with the price of gasoline right now, that the whole EV trend doesn't get flushed down the toilet.

With the US now producing more oil and gas than ever, with Canada looking to pipe more of its oil to southern ports, with the economy slowing down in China, and with Saudi Arabia pumping as much as ever....the price of oil is not going up anytime soon.

A few of us early adopters may be willing to pay a bit more for our technology, or to help the environment, but the masses are not. At $4 per gallon, some people would make the switch...but at $2 bucks???

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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:32 am

I am wondering what the good folks at Mitsubishi are up to on this - they are teasing a new plugin hybrid concept (that looks sorta' like the CA-MiEV) and yet the delays on the Outlander plugin hybrid keep getting increased.

http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51443
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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:05 pm

While at the San Jose Mitsu dealership dropping off my i-MiEV last week, what should I spy but two Outlander PHEVs! Here are a few photos -

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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:44 pm

Very interesting. Demo or for sale?
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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:59 pm

PV1 wrote:Very interesting. Demo or for sale?
Definitely not for sale. As best I could tell, the suits from Mitsubishi turned over the cars to two individuals who were briefly briefed, and my impression was that these guys were taking the PHEVs for an extended time - perhaps "reviewers"? I did talk briefly with the Mitsu rep, expressing my dismay that Mitsubishi had squandered the opportunity over the last couple of years by not having such a desirable PHEV SUV for sale here in the US.
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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:19 am

From AutoBlog.com "Multiple postponements have plagued the Outlander PHEV in arriving to the US. It was once rumored to launch here in the fall of 2014, but a battery shortage pushed the date to 2015. Subsequently, a California mandate to fit a sensor to monitor degradation of the lithium-ion batteries caused another delay until late 2015 or early 2016."

Why can't they leave out California and sell it in the other 49 states! :lol:

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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:01 am

Here's a glimpse of the new style Outlander. Pretty good change the PHEV will look like this when it makes it to the US.

http://www.mitsubishiwebcast.com/?cid=C ... 1677865593
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Re: Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:46 pm

At the "reveal" of the 2016 Outlander this morning they stressed the 100 or so things that had been changed to upgrade the vehicle to be a "serious contender" with other SUV's in its class. It sounded like the existing model must be noisy and structurally weak as most of the comments by the presenters referred to the upgrades that addressed NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). No mention was made of powertrain options (the show car was a V6) or anything else that would make me want to rush out and order---including the front end styling that is supposed to remind you of a old Montero. If they want a serious contender SELL THE PHEV OUTLANDER IN THE US MARKET! They had a comment box in which I related the fact that I had two I-MiEV's at one time. One I own and one I leased one (three if you count the wrecked I-MiEV that is scattered around my storage building). I told them that the leased I-MiEV went back as a lease return and was replaced by a Tesla Model S. I am going to sell the other I-MiEV in early 2016 and replace it with a Outlander PHEV if available. If it isn't, the I-MiEV goes and gets replaced by a 2016 Volt and I have no further reason to spend my money at Mitsubishi. I'll let you all know if I get a reply :lol:

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