2023 Mitsubishi Outlander. Mitsubishi had been purchasing the new Outlander SUV prior to its official release. The new Mitsubishi Outlander 2023 appears to have been overhauled, and Mitsubishi has promised several modifications and enhancements. In general, the PHEV variation will resemble the gasoline-powered model. It will get a new engine badge as well as some minor cosmetic tweaks. Unfortunately, there is presently no technical information available.
The most encouraging news is that Mitsubishi has revealed its next generation Outlander PHEV, which will go on sale in Japan later this year. However, the US release will have to wait until the second half of 2022.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Design
A new teaser image for the Mitsubishi Outlander 2023 highlights some of the improvements to the new SUV. First of all, the design language will remain largely unchanged, with minor tweaks and a new structure.
The pictures are here, and it seems like all attention is focused on the PHEV variant and its cool back. The new taillights are visible and appear slimmer than their predecessors. The charging port is located on the side as well as the black beacon flap. Additionally, we expect changes to the front end, which will include a new hood, grille and headlights.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior
As for the cabin update, we don’t expect any major changes to the current model. Naturally, manufacturers will seek to increase the level of comfort by adding additional materials and devices. 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander has three rows of seats and can accommodate a maximum of seven passengers.
Additionally, the Outlander is offered with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 9-inch center touchscreen. In addition, wireless smartphone charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the 10.8-inch head-up display are available. The SUV features semi-chic leather seats, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, and an updated navigation system. Additionally, we should expect improved driver assistance features and a much higher safety rating.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine
The highly anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander 2023 will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive. This version will almost certainly be powered by a gasoline engine that produces 126 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. When combined with an electric motor, this unit should provide at least 220 horsepower. This means that the electric motor adds about an additional 30 horsepower.
Recent reports predict battery packs from 12.0 kWh to 13.8 kWh. As a result, this SUV will have an all-electric driving range of 24 miles. In terms of fuel economy, many expect 74 mpg city and 26 mpg city. However, the all-new Outlander PHEV will be much more powerful than the outgoing model.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date And Price
The new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is expected to arrive in Japan in the second half of this year. However, US buyers will have to wait until mid-2022. Many expect this SUV to be the company’s best-selling vehicle, and the base model will start at less than $40,000.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Update
It’s a strange road for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2023. Among other things, it’s a 2022 model for Japan, and it’s scheduled to go on sale there at the end of this year. It won’t arrive in North America until the second half of 2022, and in fact, it’s the fourth Outlander debut of the year. The first was the standard model in February, followed by a hybrid model from the previous generation and then the next generation design just a few weeks ago.
Now, Mitsubishi is ready to share more Outlander PHEV info, but we still missed some parts like horsepower and torque. We know the Nissan Rogue-based SUV can travel 54 miles (87 kilometers) on pure electric per WLTC rating, thanks to a next-generation PHEV system that uses two electric motors in the front and rear, powered by a 20-kilowatt battery in the time. While we don’t have exact power numbers, Mitsubishi says front and rear engine output increased “by about 40 percent” while giving the SUV an impressive range.
Using twin electric motors, the Outlander PHEV 2023’s all-wheel control system gets Active Yaw Control (AYC) that can transfer power to the front and rear axles. The system can also use the brakes on the right or left wheels to direct torque. The boost function can send more power to the front engine when needed, and Mitsubishi has also increased throttle deceleration to provide the Outlander with efficient one-pedal operation. Of course, stopping faster still requires the driver to depress the brake pedal. Seven different driving modes are available to handle different road surfaces and weather conditions.
Surprisingly, Mitsubishi did not mention anything about the internal combustion engine in the Outlander. Presumably the same factory 2.4-liter four-cylinder that debuted with the Outlander PHEV in February. Producing just 126 hp (94 kW) isn’t particularly fast, but the combined output with the electric motor delivers 221 hp (165 kW). Motor.1.com has requested more information from Mitsubishi regarding the engine and power output for the new version, and we will provide an update as soon as new details become available.
Otherwise, the new Outlander PHEV wears the same leather as the standard model. Except for the different readings on the digital display, the interior is also the same and that’s not a bad thing. We were very impressed with the Outlander’s greenhouse during our first ride, and if the hybrid offers similar driving characteristics, it could be a very tempting option for environmentally conscious buyers looking for a three-row SUV.
Of course, it will depend on the price and this information will not be with us for a long time. Mitsubishi says full details of the US-spec model along with pricing will be announced next year, close to the Outlander PHEV sales date.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander News
The redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid was revealed Thursday at an online event. It will go on sale in Japan on December 16, but won’t arrive in North America until the second half of 2022, as a 2023 model.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid 2023 moves to the same platform as the approved 2022 Outlander petrol model. This platform is shared with Nissan Rogue, as part of an alliance with Nissan.
In addition to the new body structure, the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid gets a number of powertrain upgrades, including a larger battery pack. Mitsubishi said in a press release that the 20 kWh package allows 54 miles of electric range on the WLTC test cycle. The automaker noted that the fuel tank is also larger, which increases the overall range.
This will put the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid on a much stronger footing than the Toyota RAV4 Prime and has 42 miles of battery capacity of 18.1 kWh. The previous model only gets 24 all-electric miles, and while the car itself feels pretty old, the system tends to outpace its estimated numbers.
Mitsubishi did not provide the full specifications, but the powertrain is expected to have the same configuration as the previous model. This means two traction motors, one on the front and rear axles, a third motor in the front that primarily acts as a generator, and a hydraulic clutch for coupling and disconnecting the motor from the front wheels.
Mitsubishi said production of the two traction engines has increased by 40%. The front engine now also has a “booster function” that can temporarily increase the voltage for that engine while also increasing the efficiency of the alternator, the automaker claims. The rear engine and console are also combined into one housing, freeing up space for the third row of seats.
In certain cases, “the throttle pedal alone can exert the appropriate braking force without having to switch to the brake pedal when decelerating,” the Mitsubishi version says. It seems that one-pedal driving one would normally expect from an electric car.
The Outlander Plug-In Hybrid 2023 is assisted by Mitsubishi Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) and Active Yaw Control (AYC). A name recycled previously associated with the rally-specific Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution replica, they activate seven terrain modes and brake-based torque vectoring.
The torque vectoring feature looks a bit like the e-4orce system that Nissan previously offered in its upcoming all-electric Aria crossover. The ride mode, which includes gravel and snow settings, should compete with the RAV4 Prime’s Trail mode and all-electric all-wheel drive traction.
The Outlander Plug-In Hybrid 2023 will also get the Mi-Pilot, which combines adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist for highway driving. The adaptive cruise control system will also have a stop-and-go function, allowing the vehicle to leave automatically if traffic stops for 30 seconds or less.
Pricing for the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid 2023 will be announced prior to launch.