The redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid was revealed Thursday in a web based occasion. It goes on sale in Japan December 16, however will not attain North America till the second half of 2022, as a 2023 mannequin.

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid strikes to the identical platform gasoline Outlander fashions adopted for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. That platform is shared with the Nissan Rogue, as a part of an alliance with Nissan.

Along with the brand new physique shell, the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will get numerous powertrain upgrades, together with a bigger battery pack. The 20-kwh pack permits 54 miles of electrical vary on the WLTC testing cycle, Mitsubishi stated in a press launch. The gasoline tank is bigger as effectively, growing total vary, the automaker famous.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

This can put the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid on a lot stronger footing versus the Toyota RAV4 Prime and its 42 miles from 18.1 kwh of battery capability. The outgoing mannequin will get simply 24 all-electric miles, and whereas the automobile itself feels very outdated, the system tends to outperform its rated numbers.

Mitsubishi did not present full specs, however the powertrain is anticipated to have the identical configuration because the outgoing mannequin. Meaning two traction motors, one every on the entrance and rear axles, a 3rd motor within the entrance that primarily acts as a generator, and a hydraulic clutch to couple and uncouple the engine from the entrance wheels.

Output of the 2 traction motors has elevated 40%, Mitsubishi stated. The entrance motor additionally now has a “booster operate” that may briefly elevate voltage to that motor whereas additionally growing the effectivity of the generator, the automaker claims. The rear motor and management unit have been additionally mixed in a single housing, making room for a 3rd row of seats.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

In sure conditions, “the accelerator pedal alone can exert correct braking power without having to change to the brake pedal when decelerating,” the Mitsubishi launch stated. That sounds just like the one-pedal driving usually anticipated of all-electric vehicles.

The 2023 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will get Mitsubishi’s Tremendous-All Wheel Management (S-AWC) and Energetic Yaw Management (AYC) driver aids. Recycling names as soon as related to the defunct Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution rally homologation particular, they permit seven terrain modes and brake-based torque vectoring.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

The torque-vectoring function sounds a bit just like the e-4orce system Nissan beforehand demonstrated for its upcoming all-electric Ariya crossover. The drive modes, which embody settings for gravel and snow, needs to be aggressive with the RAV4 Prime’s Path mode and absolutely electrical all-wheel-drive traction.

The 2023 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid may also get Mi-Pilot, which mixes adaptive cruise management with lane-keep help for freeway driving. Adaptive cruise management may also have a stop-and-go operate, permitting the automobile to routinely set off if site visitors is stopped for 30 seconds or much less.

Pricing for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will probably be revealed nearer to launch.

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