Japanese automaker Mitsubishi promised a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model of its most up-to-date 2022 Outlander near the shut of this yr. Mitsubishi has formally unveiled the 2022 Outlander PHEV upfront of its Oct 28 launch date, being legit to its phrase. The all-new Outlander PHEV design will go on sale in Japan this December, though the preliminary US deliveries will trickle down commencing the 2nd half of 2022.
The superb info? The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is just like its gasoline-only brethren, and it’s all for the significantly better. We ended up scratching our heads when Mitsubishi insisted on offering the 2022 Outlander alongside the aged Outlander PHEV, specifically when the automaker confirmed the brand new mannequin would journey on the precise a few-row system because the fuel-only version.
As well as, Mitsubishi wasn’t shy in stating the brand new Outlander PHEV can have a subsequent-generation hybrid powertrain, promising extra energy, extra electrical vary, and superior capabilities to deal with the tough stuff. Though Mitsubishi is selection sufficient to exhibit us what to anticipate when the Outlander PHEV comes up coming yr, it didn’t expose the juicy info like battery capability and motor output.
Even so, Mitsubishi did say the 2022 Outlander PHEV can have typical 20-inch wheels, muscular fender flares, and distinctive PHEV badging. It would additionally go on sale in 10 physique hues, corresponding to higher-brightness shades of Purple diamond, White diamond, and Black Diamond. Of examine course, the Outlander PHEV has a few-row seating, although the Third row is trivial as solely kids or pets can match within the again once more. Nonetheless, the 2022 Outlander is among the many a handful of tiny SUVs that give standard Third-row seating.
Mitsubishi additionally gave us a glimpse of the within in a ideal-hand-travel (RHD) configuration, and it seems very good with its horizontally sculpted instrument panel, clean padded surfaces, and contrasting stitching. No marvel the 2022 Outlander was named a Wards 10 Best Interiors Winner for 2021.
The all-new 2022 Outlander PHEV will formally debut on Oct 28, 2021, at 12:30 pm JST. You may stream the live methodology on Mitsubishi’s worldwide web site.