The next generation of the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is coming to the U.S., and will be on-sale in select markets starting in November, followed later by availability across the whole country.
The seven-passenger 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the much-anticipated plug-in hybrid variant of Mitsubishi Motors’ award-winning flagship SUV, will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $39,845.
“The 2023 Outlander PHEV is the pinnacle of Mitsubishi Motors’ engineering,” said Mark Chaffin, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. “With 38 miles of electric range and 420 miles of combined range, this vehicle offers the perfect blend of clean and quiet electric motoring with the ease of refueling and no range anxiety that only a gasoline engine can offer. Customers have been reserving cars at Mitsubishi dealers for months, and we can’t wait to start delivering on that excitement.”
The 2023 Outlander PHEV is rated to offer 38 miles of all-electric range from a 350-volt, 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted below the floor and between the wheels for a low center of gravity, but minimal loss of ground clearance. This is a 40% improvement in range over the previous model. Making use of the onboard DC fast-charger, the pack can be filled to 80% capacity in approximately 38 minutes; 2023 Outlander PHEV is the only non-luxury-brand plug-in hybrid in the U.S. to offer fast-charging. The vehicle also can be charged from a level- 1 or level-2 wall charger, or via the internal combustion engine itself using Charge Mode while driving or parked.
Matched with a 2.4-liter MIVEC four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle gasoline engine and expanded 14.8-gallon fuel tank, the vehicle features a 64 MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent) rating, and will offer up to 420 miles of combined electric-gasoline range on a single charge and single tank of fuel.
The 2023 Outlander PHEV is fitted with a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors’ twin-motor Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC)5 system, utilizing the gasoline engine and front motor to drive the front wheels, and a stand-alone rear-mounted motor to drive the rear axle. Both electric motors are more powerful than previous, with the front at 114-horsepower and rear at 134-horsepower, bringing combined system power to 248-horsepower and 332 lb/ft of torque.
Mitsubishi Motors’ expertise in electrification, motorsport-derived S-AWC all-wheel drive systems and an array of new technologies are all showcased in the 2023 Outlander PHEV, making it the most advanced and best-equipped vehicle the brand has ever offered.
Bold design, styling and a surprisingly luxurious and comfortable interior and seven-passenger flexibility are all shared with the 2022 Outlander, a vehicle that has broken Mitsubishi sales records and turned heads since its launch in April 2022.