So it turns out we nevertheless don’t have total particulars on the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Information and facts will continue to trickle out alternatively. But at least we have information and facts on a single of the SUV’s most significant pieces: the battery pack. It has far more capacity, and should have a lot more selection.
The outgoing Outlander PHEV experienced a 13.8-kWh battery pack superior for 22 to 24 miles of all-electrical variety. The new model’s battery expands to 20 kWh. On the WLTP cycle, it is fantastic for 54 miles, but the U.S. EPA numbers will possibly be reduced. The capacity raise is about 45%, so applying that to the miles, we’re expecting someplace about 32 to 35 miles of electrical vary. That would set it close to the Ford Escape PHEV’s 37 miles of variety and the Kia Sorento PHEV’s 32 miles. It would however path the RAV4 Prime’s 42 miles of vary.
Mitsubishi also observed that the gas tank has expanded, as well, so the Outlander PHEV’s general range should really raise. Regardless of all this, the plug-in hybrid also retains a third row of seats, anything its predecessor shed. This is due to a revised rear motor that incorporates the motor controller as element of the device. The earlier design experienced the controller situated in the passenger compartment. Mitsubishi states this freed up inside room for the rear-most seats and also lowered the quantity of substantial-frequency sound in the cabin.
As for the powertrain itself, Mitsubishi is just not sharing output particulars. All it has mentioned is that the Outlander PHEV however has twin electric motors, moreover a gas engine. That motor is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder related to the present-day product. The push release Mitsubishi supplied suggests the electric motors are much more strong, so we may perhaps see much more than the 221 combined horsepower of the outgoing product.
The Outlander PHEV will go on sale in the United State in the second fifty percent of next yr. We should really have many additional information on it as we technique the on-sale date.