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 Post subject: Nerfed MY2019 finally showing up in USA
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:59 pm 
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On 02/28/2019, Mitsubishi USA's website was updated with MY2019 (not sure if this means MY2020 with the full powertrain updates will be arriving next February too), and price has increased at both the base (SEL) and higher trim levels (GT) by $1,200: https://www.mitsubishicars.com/outlander-phev/2019 With that price increase, there are added features and upgrades mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3755

Adding the Diamond White Pearl color has increased from $200 to $295. Along with the powertrain upgrades the USA version will not get compared to the rest of the world, it will also not be getting the brake upgrades. However, I am pleased to see that the updated rear spoiler is standard, previously a $329 accessory option (https://mparts411.com/accessories/2018/ ... -spoiler-0). A summary of the similarities and differences between the two trims:

Standard across both SEL and GT trims:

    Twin Electric Motor system with Super All-Wheel Control
    DC Fast Charging capability
    Smartphone Link Display Audio
    Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility
    Outlander PHEV II app compatibility
    Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    Premium leather seating surfaces
    Updated heated front seats (more bolstered than before)
    7.0-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio System
    Digital HD Radio®
    Bluetooth wireless technology
    Updated larger rear spoiler
    Updated 18" 30 spoke silver wheels
    Newly added center console rear HVAC vents

What one gets with the USA SEL trim that is not on the GT trim, starting price is $35,795:

    Projector headlights (which IIHS rated Poor)
    Projector (or Halogen?) fog lights
    Sunglass holder (versus None on the GT trim due to the sunroof)

What one gets with the USA GT trim, starting price is $41,495 ($5,700 higher than SEL):

    Dual LED main/high beam headlights with updated arrow design and automatic high beam (AHB)
    LED fog lights with silver rectangle bezel
    Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning
    Adaptive Cruise Control (note: this does not work below 25 mph, so no stop-and-go capability)
    Multi-View Camera System (versus SEL's rear backup view only)
    710W 9 speaker Rockford Fosgate® Premium Audio System (versus SEL's standard 6 speaker)
    Power glass sunroof
    2 AC outlets with 1500W power supply
    Auto-dimming rear view mirror with compass (versus SEL's auto-dimming rear view mirror without compass)
    Heated steering wheel (versus SEL's hands frozen on steering wheel)

Personal note: I hate how many manufacturers limit the LED headlights to the highest trim, it's one of the most important functional features for me, but I'm not willing to pay $5,700 for it. Some manufacturers, like BMW, usually allow one to upgrade just the headlights regardless of trim. Also wish the heated steering wheel would be standard. As I mentioned previously, I am happy that the updated rear spoiler is now standard on both trims. But I do find it interesting that with an almost $6,000 upgrade, there is little aesthetic difference between the two trims, the most noticeable being only the headlight and foglight designs. I would have thrown in an upgraded wheel design for the GT trim, perhaps the optional Hajimari's that are available in Europe: https://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/accessories/items/62

UPDATE: 03/01/2019 - 04/01/2019: there is already a $1000 Factory rebate on the MY2019 PHEV: https://www.mitsubishicars.com/special- ... pe=FACTORY

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