If there is a car that has allowed a Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi remaining on the minds of buyers is the Outlander PHEV, a car that was quickly introduced when the craze for plug-in vehicles grew. This electric version allowed this brand without major financial means to remain at the forefront despite the difficulties experienced by its other models.
What are the different models of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2023?
While the manufacturer recently announced the technical characteristics of the new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the EPA had not yet confirmed its independence. Completed, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have an electric range of 61 kilometers, a 40% increase compared to the current generation’s 39 kilometers.
This increase in autonomy is mainly due to the use of batteries on lithium ion at 350 volts for 20 kilowatt hours instead of 13.8 as before. The same observation for all electric motors that provide an increased power of 40%. The front engine produces 114 horsepower (85 kilowatts) compared to 80 horsepower (59 kilowatts) of the previous model. At the rear, power goes from 90 horsepower (66 kilowatts) to 134 horsepower (100 kilowatts). Comprised of a 2.4 liter Atkinson cycle combustion engine and 2 electric motors, this engine produces a combined power of 248 horsepower and produces 332 lb-ft of torque.
All-wheel drive and various drive modes are available
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has S-AWC all-wheel drive provided by 2 electric motors. It is completely managed by software that distributes torque at all times to the 4 wheels with the possibility of sending up to 54% of the torque to the rear wheels.
The car can also automatically switch between 3 driving modes depending on your driving style and battery charge. The first, of EV statususes maximum battery power to promote electric operation.
of hybrid state in the series adds a gasoline engine that produces power that is added to that of battery traction, while continuing to allow electric motors to drive the car. Finally, parallel hybrid mode it restricts the gasoline engine’s torque to the front wheels while retaining assistance from the electric motors.
The driver can also select 3 other modes via the console-mounted controls: battery charging, battery saving and EV priority modes.
Heat pump addition
Another novelty of the model is the addition of a heat pump to heat the passenger compartment, an addition that has become necessary due to the addition of the EV priority mode that reduces the frequency of starting the gasoline engine.
“The all-new Outlander PHEV is already enjoying the most successful launch in our 20-year history in Canada. Our dealers and customers have never been more excited,” said Kenji Harada, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Motors Sales of Canada, Inc. “Because of the climate, Canadian customers are looking for a plug-in hybrid that offers all the convenience of an SUV as well as an all-wheel drive. Our plug-in hybrid system, along with our All-Wheel Control (S- AWC), provides a mutually beneficial balance. In fact, customers approach our venture by the thousands with deposits in hand. We celebrate two decades of business in Canada with a firm commitment to a bright future. »
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