Mitsubishi has unveiled the 2023 Outlander plug-in hybrid, ahead of its US debut at the Twin Cities Auto Show later this week.
While it’s strange that an automaker would launch a brand new model at an auto show in Minnesota, Mitsubishi noted that it was somewhat fan service because the St. Paul area has become “the country’s top-selling outlander PHEV market.”
Putting that aside, the 2023 Outlander PHEV has been billed as the company’s new flagship as the crossover will become “the most advanced and best equipped vehicle we’ve ever sold.”
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The company kept US specifications secret, but said the crossover would feature a new twin-motor 4WD PHEV system featuring more powerful front and rear electric motors. Mitsubishi further revealed that the 2023 Outlander PHEV has a large battery pack, seven drive modes, seven seats and a large gas tank to help increase its overall range.
Not much to go by, but the Japanese model has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 131 hp (98 kW / 133 PS) and 144 lb-ft (195 Nm) of torque. It is powered by two electric motors and a 20 kWh battery pack, enabling the crossover to reach 87 km (54 miles) electric-only range.
We’ll probably learn more about the US-spec model soon, but Mitsubishi mentioned that it will go on sale in the second half of 2022. When it does, it will follow in the footsteps of the standard Outlander and will probably be equipped with 12.3. -Inch digital instrument cluster and a 9-inch infotainment system. Pricing remains uncertain, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it costs more than the outgoing model, which starts at $ 36,995.