MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER HYBRID 2014 3.G Owners Handbook
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A few tips to get you started2
Fuel saving tips2
Starting the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle system4
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle system / Operating the selector level6
Electric Vehicle system/Selector lever operation 10
Around the steering wheel 1 11
Around the steering wheel 2 13
Around the steering wheel 3 15
Around the centre panel 17
Convenient features 19
Indicator and warning lamps on the instrument cluster 21
Luggage area arrangement 22
Outlander Plug-In Hybrid display screens (VRX)23
This quick guide has been prepared to help you enjoy safe and comfortable driving. For all details, please refer to your owner’s manual.
In this guide ‘engine’ means internal combustion engine and ‘motor’ means electric drive motor.
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Congratulations on purchasing your new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle! Here are a few important things you need to know:
A few tips to get you started!
1. We’ve supplied you with charging hooks for you to secure
directly beside your dedicated charging outlet. Simply peel off the backing strip and stick to a dry, clean surface. When charging, simply hang the control box and the charging cable on the hooks.
2. When you get home, make sure you plug in your Outlander and set to charge overnight to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates after 11pm. You can check the remaining time until fully charged on the instrument centre display panel.
3. Your vehicle takes 91 unleaded fuel.
4. Your first service is at 1,500km or within one month. But don’t worry if you forget, we’ll be in contact to remind you.
5. To download your Smartphone application, simply visit Google play or apple iTunes and search ‘Outlander PHEV’ or visit mmnz.co.nz/plug-in-hybrid (applies to VRX model only)
6. Have your Outlander serviced only by an authorised Mitsubishi Motors dealer. For a list of dealers visit
Fuel saving tips
These fuel saving tips will help you get the most out your Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
1. Keep the battery charged by plugging into the mains
powerpoint. This will ensure you use as much electricity and
as little petrol as possible. It will also help maximize your
Electric Vehicle driving range. Recharging a partially charged
battery will not degrade the battery’s storage capacity, so
when possible plug in the vehicle.
2. To take maximum advantage of owning the Outlander Plug-
In Hybrid be sure to set your charge times to when electricity
power rates are at their lowest. Check with your electricity
provider for your ‘Off-Peak’ details.
3. Before driving, warm or cool the car while it is still connected
to the house power supply. This will reduce the power drain
on the battery and maximise your Electric Vehicle range. On
VRX models you can use the app to do this remotely.
4. Use the seat heaters to warm you up as they use less battery
power than the car heater (VRX model).
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5. Turn off the air conditioning when it’s not needed.
6. Use Economy Mode. This maximizes the vehicle’s fuel
economy. It’s activated by pressing the ‘ECO’ button.
The Economy Mode limits other aspects of the vehicle’s
performance, such as acceleration rate and air-
conditioning, to save fuel.
7. When accelerating keep the ‘Power’ needle in the green
range so that (depending on battery level) the petrol
engine does not start.
8. Avoid hard braking. Braking gently or moderately allows
the regenerative braking system to recover energy from
the vehicle’s forward motion and store it as electricity.
Hard braking causes the vehicle to use its conventional
friction brakes, which do not recover energy. When using
regenerative braking, the ‘negative’ (LH) paddle increases
the amount of regenerative braking and thus the braking
force. This action also reduces wear to the braking system
9. Use 4WD Lock Mode only when additional traction or
stability is required.
10. Familiarise yourself with the car’s hybrid information
display so you can monitor how much energy is being
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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle system
What is the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle system?
— In Electric Vehicle Drive Mode, the vehicle is driven only by the electric motors, just like an electric vehicle, up to a certain distance, using the electricity stored in the battery. When the battery charge is low or when powerful acceleration is needed, the vehicle operates in Series Hybrid Mode. In high-speed driving, the vehicle is driven by the engine in Parallel Hybrid Mode.
— The high-performance electric motors greatly reduce noise and vibration while driving and provide powerful acceleration.
— The regenerative braking system automatically starts to charge the battery when the accelerator pedal is released.
Electric Vehicle ‘EV’ Drive Mode
The vehicle is driven only by the motors, using electricity stored in the battery.
Series Hybrid Mode
When the battery level is low, or during rapid acceleration or hill climbing, the vehicle is driven only by the motors using petrol engine-generated electricity.
Parallel Hybrid Mode
In high-speed driving, when the engine runs efficiently, the vehicle is driven by the engine and is assisted by the motors when necessary.
MULTI DISPLAY METER
In each case, the flow of energy is displayed on the instrument cluster and/or centre display.
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Regenerative Braking system
Similar to engine braking on engine-powered vehicles, the electric motors act as generators when the accelerator pedal is released or the brake pedal is depressed while driving. In this way, kinetic energy is converted into electric energy, which is then used to charge the battery.
The flow of energy during regenerative braking is displayed on the instrument cluster.
The intensity of regenerative braking can be selected from two levels, using the gear selector lever. Using the paddles, the intensity can be selected from six levels.*
* Lightly touching the brake pedal when in regenerative mode will increase the regenerative effort rather than wasting the kinetic energy into brake heat and wear to brake components.
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ModeMotorsEngineTypical driving conditions
Electric Vehicle Drive ModeDrive the vehicleStationaryCity driving, commuting
Series Hybrid ModeDrive the vehicleGenerates powerPowerful acceleration, hill climbing
Parallel Hybrid ModeDrive the vehicleDrives the front wheels + generates powerHigh-speed driving
Roles of motors and engine in various modes
Selector lever ( joystick type)Paddle
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AC 230 V 10 Amp plug
5. To charge via an external outlet please consult a registered electrician for the best solution for your situation.
The battery can be charged from a charging source using the method shown below.
Charging methodCharge portCharge connectorCharging sourceCharging time*1
Normal (AC 230 V/10 A)6 .5 h r s
*1: Charging time may vary depending on the condition of the battery, driving environment.
Do not touch the metallic terminals on the charge port or connector. Otherwise, electric shock and/or component failure may result.
Before inserting the charge connector into the port, set the power switch to OFF. The battery cannot be charged when the READY indicator is illuminated or the power switch is set to ON (blue).
1. Engage the parking brake, press the electrical parking switch.
2. Turn off the lights and other electric systems. Press the
power switch to OFF.
3. Push the charging lid until it clicks. Release the tab to
open the inner lid.
Normal charge port
4. Insert the plug on the normal charging cable into the outlet.
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6. If the battery temperature becomes too high, charging may stop.
7. Open the cap on the normal charge connector. Hold the handle of the connector and, without pressing the button, insert the connector until it clicks.
8. The charging indicator on the instrument cluster should illuminate. It goes out when charging is completed.
Normal charge connector
MITSUBISHI Remote Control* enables timed charging and air conditioning on your OUTLANDER PLUG-IN HYBRID. For details, go to mmnz.co.nz/plug-in-hybrid
* MITSUBISHI Remote Control enables you to remotely control your OUTLANDER PLUG-IN HYBRID using dedicated applications over a connection between your vehicle and a wireless LAN device. Available on VRX models only.
If the charge cable is connected to the charge port, it is not possible to start the vehicle. Operation of the radio, heater, and air conditioning is possible when connected to the charge port.
Once the battery is completely charged, the on board charging system will stop charging the vehicle. There is
no need to unplug the vehicle until use of the vehicle is required.