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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV launched November in the US

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Mitsubishi has released additional details about the 2023 Outlander PHEV, ahead of its launch in the United States this November. Starting from under the hood, the crossover will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The electric motor is more powerful than its predecessor and this allows the crossover to have a combined output of 248 hp (185 kW / 251 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. More importantly, the larger battery pack increases the electric-only range from 24 miles (39 km) to 38 miles (61 km). This is a substantial improvement and means many owners can have further emission-free travels.

When the battery is running low, owners can charge up to 80% in about 38 minutes using a DC fast charger. Mitsubishi notes the Outlander PHEV is “the only non-luxury plug-in hybrid brand in the US that offers fast charging,” though most owners will likely charge it at home with Level 1 and Level 2 settings.

Drivers with longer journeys will be pleased to know the crossover has a larger 14.8 gallon (56 liter) gas tank. This increases the overall range to 420 miles (676 km), which is 100 miles (161 km) more than its predecessor.

The all-wheel drive crossover will launch this fall before being offered nationwide. Additional details will be released closer to launch, but Mitsubishi confirmed pricing for the seven seats will start at $39,845.

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