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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Comes To America, Will Go On Sale Later This Year

Mitsubishi has unveiled the 2023 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, ahead of its U.S. debut at the Twin Cities Auto Show later this week.

While it’s odd that an automaker would introduce an all-new model at an auto show in Minnesota, Mitsubishi noted it’s a bit of fan service as the Saint Paul area has become the “top-selling Outlander PHEV market in the country.”

Putting that aside, the 2023 Outlander PHEV is billed as the company’s new flagship as the crossover will become the “most advanced and best equipped vehicle we have ever sold.”

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The company is keeping U.S. specifications under wraps, but said the crossover will have a new twin-motor 4WD PHEV system that features more powerful front and rear electric motors. Mitsubishi also revealed the 2023 Outlander PHEV has a larger battery pack, seven drive modes, seven seats, and a bigger gas tank that helps to increase its overall range.

That isn’t much to go on, but the Japanese model has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 131 hp (98 kW / 133 PS) and 144 lb-ft (195 Nm) of torque. It’s joined by two electric motors and a 20 kWh battery pack, which enables the crossover to have an electric-only range of 87 km (54 miles).

We’ll likely learn more about the US-spec model shortly, but Mitsubishi noted it will go on sale in the second half of 2022. When it does, it will follow in the footsteps of the standard Outlander and likely come equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 9-inch infotainment system. Pricing remains unconfirmed, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it costs more than the outgoing model that began at $36,995.

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