Finally unveiled, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers extra technology, a new trim level, and a third row of seating. Not only that, but the price of this new Outlander plug-in hybrid model has increased to reflect the addition of all these capabilities. Competitors of the Mitsubishi Outlander include the KIA Sorento PHEV, Ford Escape ST-line PHEV, and Toyota RAV 4 hybrid.
Model trim levels
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will now be available in four model trim levels. This starts with the five-seat ES entry-level and mid-range Aspire trims, while seven-seat Exceed and Exceed Tourer trims are available in the upper trim levels.
Exterior and interior features
The ES includes 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth interior trim, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone air conditioning, keyless entry, a 9.0-inch multimedia system with wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, and digital radio, Bluetooth, and six speakers, as well as other standard features.
20-inch alloy wheels, combination trim, heated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, electric folding and heated exterior mirrors, a wireless phone charger, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a power, hands-free tailgate are all added when upgrading to the Aspire.
A nine-speaker Bose music system, a panoramic sunroof, quilted leather trim, a power-adjustable passenger seat, manual second-row sunshades, tri-zone air conditioning with rear controls, and these features are all included in the Exceed.
The Exceed Tourer now has two-tone exterior paint, premium leather, and driver and passenger massage features.
Engine and Power
In terms of power, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a 98kw 2.4 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine paired with a plug-in hybrid system. The hybrid system consists of a 20kw lithium battery pack and 85kw and 100kw front and rear axle-mounted electric motors respectively. Both motors ensure all-wheel-drive traction. the Phev system and the naturally aspirated petrol engine combined to deliver a total power output of 185kw and 450 nm of torque.
Charging, Range and Fuel economy
From 0 -100% battery charge capacity, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can charge using the domestic power socket in 12 hours and 6.5 hours via the AC fast charger. However, using the CHAdeMO DC can achieve 80 per cent battery charge capacity in just 38 minutes. Additionally, the new Outlander is capable of directional charging which can direct charge back into the grid or house.
Talking of driving range, on electric driving the Outlander plug-in hybrid can do 84km on the NEDC cycle and has a combined fuel economy of 1.5 litres per 100 Kilometres compared to 1.9 litres achieved in the previous model.
According to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander PHEV has a fuel tank increase from 45 litres to 56 litres. This makes the overall petrol-electric drive range more than 900km.
Safety and Driver assistance features
The safety rating for all Mitsubishi Outlander models is 5 stars as per the ANCAP safety rating .this model comes with standard safety features such as auto emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. The forward collision mitigation, emergency lane assist, lane departure prevention and warning blind-spot warning traffic sign recognition and a driver attention alert.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Price
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing has increased compared to the previous models. Starting from the Base ES, it is priced at $54590 before on-road costs which are a $6600 increase.
The Aspire is priced at $60990 while the seven-seater models Exceed and Exceed Tourer is priced at $65990 and $68490 respectively.