Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid SUV Announced to Arrive in Canada in November
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada announced that the 2023 Outlander PHEV will arrive in Canada in November with more power, greater range, larger battery, and new plug-in hybrid technology on top of more than 50 new features and technologies.
“In the next generation Outlander PHEV, we have significantly evolved our plug-in hybrid technology and built upon our considerable heritage in electrification and all-wheel drive. We are proud of how Canadians have embraced this vehicle over the past four years and look forward to their reaction when they drive the all-new vehicle,” said Kenji Harada, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc.
This new Outlander PHEV will use twin-motor AWD that consists of one motor at the front and another one at the rear of the vehicle. The total motor output of the new twin electric motors is up more than 40 per cent, with more balanced power between front and rear wheels and allows for up to 54 per cent power to the rear wheels to assist in winter driving.
The drive battery is situated low in the chassis, fitted between the axles for optimum weight distribution. At 20 kWh, its storage capacity is 45 per cent larger than the previous version’s 13.8 kWh system. The new battery and twin electric motors are mated to a revised, specifically-tuned, Atkinson cycle 2.4-litre combustion engine.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 3 (wired). An intuitive 9.0-inch central infotainment touchscreen is available and all models feature a stunning 12.3-inch full colour digital instrument cluster. This customizable display features multiple display options and extended contents that are PHEV-specific, including an energy flow meter, kWh consumption information and total EV driving time calculator. For additional driver engagement, a 10.8-inch full-colour windscreen projection Head Up Display is available depending on trim.