Mitsubishi Motors is currently placing all of its focus on reincarnations of every model in its lineup. Although we’re all waiting for something new, it would seem the Japanese automaker wants to release the best version of every model it can before releasing an unknown vehicle. The latest to get a renewal is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, released for the 2023 model year. Recently released in America in 2017 as a 2018 model, the vehicle has reinforced its credentials as the best-selling PHEV sport-utility vehicle in the world. With the 2023 model scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2022, the PHEV made its debut at the 2022 Twin Cities Auto Show.
“Since its launch in March 2022, the gasoline version of all-new Outlander has been a homerun, setting sales records monthly even in the face of global supply challenges…When sales begin in the U.S., the 2023 Outlander PHEV will take its place as the flagship of the Mitsubishi fleet. It is the most advanced and best equipped vehicle we have ever sold, and it is the perfect blend of quiet and clean electric motoring, with the range and ease of refueling of a gasoline-powered vehicle.” Mark Chaffin, MMNA president and CEO
Running May 14-22, 2022, the 2022 Twin Cities Auto Show got its first glimpse at the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), this SUV is high up there on the lineup when it comes to sales and success, right next to the original Mitsubishi Outlander. Outfitted with the automaker’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system, this SUV will always be able to handle a variety of terrains and driving conditions. Plus, S-AWC offers seven drive modes that the consumer can choose from, depending on their driving style and road conditions. This gives consumers a sense of security, confidence, and comfortable driving.
The all-new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has also received an upgraded powertrain. Although the official electric range and total driving range have yet to be released, the powertrain is the new generation of Mitsubishi Motors’ twin-motor 4WD PHEV system. Compared to previous models, the new generation generates more power for the front and rear motors – originally 300 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of toque. The size of the drive battery has also been increased, which will in turn increase the driving range of the previous model – 24 miles. We’re sure it will still recharge just as fast thanks to the various options the Outlander PHEV can charge the battery, especially CHAdeMO DC Fastcharge to cut down the wait time when out on the road.
We’re curious to see what new tech, if any, will come with the new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The standard 8-inch smartphone link display standard with Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, and Bluetooth wireless technology have been a staple of Mitsubishi vehicles for years now, but its partnership with Google via the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance promises Android-powered infotainment systems coming to vehicles within the next few years. Perhaps the automaker is focusing on other things if cool and innovative tech is covered by this giant.Interested in learning more about the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as we get closer to release? Follow along with us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media.