Packaging and range information has been announced for Mitsubishi’s 2023 Outlander PHEV.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will offer 61 km of all-electric range from a 350-volt, 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted below the floor and between the wheels for a low centre of gravity but minimal loss of ground clearance.
Matched with a 2.4-litre MIVEC four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle gasoline engine, enlarged 14.8-gallon fuel tank and enhancements for greater efficiency and range, Outlander PHEV will offer up to 687 km of combined electric-gasoline range on a single charge and single tank of fuel.
“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. “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.”
The 2023 Outlander PHEV is fitted with a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors’ twin-motor Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, utilizing the front motor to drive the front wheels (and gasoline engine when needed), and a stand-alone rear-mounted motor to drive the rear axle. Both electric motors are more powerful than previous, with the front at 114-horsepower and rear at 134-horsepower, bringing combined system power to 248-horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.