While the Mitsubishi outlander fourth generation has been on the market for a few months, Mitsubishi Canada has just confirmed the imminent arrival of a plug-in hybrid version (PHEV) based on the new generation of the vehicle.
Little is known about the model’s next plug-in hybrid version other than that the vehicle will be officially unveiled in Japan during the second half of the fiscal year (which ends in March 2022) and in North America. North, during the second half of 2022. The vehicle should therefore be marketed as a 2023 model.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2023 is expected to be equipped with a new generation plug-in hybrid system. It’s a safe bet that the vehicle will retain its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine from Nissan; It remains to be seen where Mitsubishi will draw its new hybrid technology. It is hard to imagine Mitsubishi using a separate engine.
More range than the Toyota RAV4 Prime?
According to the manufacturer, with improved engine power and increased battery capacity compared to the current model, the all-new Outlander PHEV model will offer more interesting road performance and greater range; rumors have it that the automaker is aiming for 100 kilometers, which would be enough to overtake the Toyota RAV4 Prime.
Based on the newly developed platform, integrated components and an optimized layout allow the new model to accommodate seven people in three rows of seats.
For the moment, it is still possible to order a Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid, but be aware that this is a 2021 model, therefore still of the older generation. The model offers an engine consisting of a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor powered by a set of 13.8 kilowatt-hours batteries. The range is 39 kilometers, which is not huge.
the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made its very first debut in Canada in 2018; it quickly interested fans of electrified vehicles. The model has greatly contributed to maintaining interest in the brand over the past few years.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2023 will join other innovations of its kind from the manufacturer, which has set itself the goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of its new cars by 40% by 2030 by relying on EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) as the centerpiece.