This will be possible thanks to its 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The total system power is 248hp and 332 lb/ft of torque.
It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The first generation launched in 2018 and although it was a hit for the Japanese automaker, it wasn’t without flaws. The all-new version addresses nearly all (all?) of the hang-ups. One of them was EV range.
The first Outlander PHEV started out with a 12-kWh battery pack that provided the SUV with up to 35 km of electric range. Mitsubishi made a number of changes to the PHEV including increasing battery size to 13.8 kWh with only a minor improvement in range, now up to 39 km. Another upgrade for 2021 was replacing the 2.0L engine with a larger more powerful 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The new one keeps the same petrol engine but now features a larger 20-kWh battery and more powerful electric motors.
“The all-new Outlander PHEV is already the most successful launch in our 20-year history in Canada with enthusiasm from our dealers and customers like we’ve never seen before,” said Kenji Harada, president, and CEO, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc. “Canadian customers are seeking a plug-in hybrid with the practicality of an SUV particularly because of our climate, specifically excellent all-wheel drive. Our plug-in hybrid system together with our Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system is delivering the right balance on all fronts. In fact, customers are approaching our dealers in the thousands with deposits in hand. We celebrate our two decades in Canada confidently stepping into a bright future.”
Thanks to the new front 114 horsepower and rear 134 horsepower electric motors, the total combined system power is now rated at a commendable 248hp and 332 lb/ft of torque. More importantly, the new 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted below the floor and between the wheels will deliver an estimated 61 km all-electric range. Furthermore, the new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be delivered with a heat pump as standard.
The new Outlander PHEV will be available in the following trims: ES, LE, SEL, and GT. Pricing will be announced in the next few weeks, closer to the market launch expected this November.