Mitsubishi teased the new Outlander SUV before it was officially unveiled. The new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander looks updated, and Mitsubishi has promised a large number of changes and improvements. In general, the PHEV variant should look identical to its gasoline-powered counterpart. It will have a new engine badge and some modest aesthetic changes. Unfortunately, no technical information is available at this time.
The most exciting news is that Mitsubishi has revealed the next generation Outlander PHEV, which will go on sale in Japan later this year. However, the US version will have to wait until the second half of 2022.
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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Design
The new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander teaser image highlights several improvements to the new SUV. For starters, the design language remains largely unchanged, with modest tweaks and a new chassis.
The images are there, and the whole focus seems to be on the PHEV model and a nice background. The new taillights are visible and are noticeably slimmer than their predecessors. The charging port is on the side, as is the black glow flap. Additionally, we expect a change to the front, which will include a new hood, grille and new headlights.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior upgrades
As for cabin updates, we don’t expect any major changes from the current model. Naturally, the manufacturer will try to improve the level of comfort by adding additional materials and devices. Mitsubishi Outlander 2023 has three rows of seats and can accommodate a maximum of seven passengers.
In addition, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 9-inch central touchscreen. In addition, wireless charging for smartphones, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 10.8-inch screen on the windshield are available. This SUV offers semi-aniline leather upholstery, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, and an updated navigation system. In addition, we should expect improved driver assistance functions and a significantly higher safety rating.
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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Specifications
The upcoming 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive. This version will almost certainly be powered by a gasoline engine that produces 126 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. In combination with the electric motor, this unit should provide at least 220 horsepower. This means that the electric motor adds about an additional 30 horsepower.
The latest reports forecast the battery pack from 12.0 kWh to 13.8 kWh. As a result, this SUV will have an all-electric driving range of 24 miles. In terms of fuel economy, many would expect 74 mpg and 26 mpg city. In any case, the all-new Outlander PHEV will be much more powerful than the outgoing model.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander price and launch date
The new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is expected to arrive in Japan in the second half of this year. However, US buyers will have to wait until mid-2022. Many expect this SUV to be the company’s best seller, and the base model should start at less than $40,000.