Mitsubishi has teased the upcoming debut of the new Outlander SUV. The forthcoming 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander appears to be updated, and the company has promised a plethora of upgrades and enhancements. By and large, the PHEV model should resemble its gasoline-powered sibling. It will feature a new engine badge and other minor cosmetic updates. Regrettably, there is currently no technical information available.
The most encouraging news is that Mitsubishi has introduced the next-generation Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which will go on sale later this year in Japan. The United States version, on the other hand, will have to wait for the second half of 2023.
2023 Outlander Facelift
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The new teaser image for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander displays a number of the new SUV’s upgrades. To begin, the design language will remain mostly unchanged, save for minor adjustments and the addition of a new chassis.
The photographs are here, and it appears as though the focus is entirely on the PHEV model and its stunning back end. The redesigned taillights are visible and are substantially thinner than the previous generation. The charging port, as well as the black flare fender, are positioned on the side. Furthermore, a redesign of the front fascia will happen as well, which will include a new bonnet, grille, and headlamps.
With regards to the cabin upgrades, we do not foresee any significant alterations over the current model. Naturally, the maker will seek to enhance level comfort with the inclusion of extra materials and gadgets. New 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander features three rows of seating and a maximum capacity of seven occupants.
Furthermore, the Outlander is available with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 9-inch touchscreen. Additionally, this SUV comes equipped with wireless smartphone charging, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, as well as a 10.8-inch head-up display. This SUV features semi-aniline leather upholstery, a Bose audio system with ten speakers, and an upgraded navigation system. Additionally, enhanced driver aid systems and a much greater safety rating are to be expected.
Outlander and Outlander PHEV Specifications
The approaching 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will include a plug-in hybrid powertrain. This variant will very definitely employ a 126-horsepower engine with 148-lb-ft of torque. This unit, when coupled with the electric motor, should produce at least 220 horsepower. This means that the electric motor adds around 30 horsepower.
According to recent estimates, the battery pack will have a capacity of 12.0 kWh to 13.8 kWh. As a consequence, this SUV will have an all-electric range of 24 miles. Many estimate 74 MPGe and 26 mpg in terms of fuel economy. In any case, the new Outlander PHEV will be far more powerful than the outgoing model.
Price and Release Date of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander
In the second half of this year, the new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV will firstly arrive in Japan. Purchasers in the United States, on the other hand, will have to wait until mid-2023. According to many, this SUV will be the brand’s next best seller, with the base model priced just below $40,000.