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Mitsubishi Shows off New Outlander Plug-in, but Won’t Tell Us More Until October 28


The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is here — sorta. The automaker revealed the new plug-in hybrid SUV’s appearance but says that important details such as its battery capacity and electric range will have to wait until October 28, 2021.

That’s when the new model will officially bow online before it hits dealers next year as a 2023 model.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Front Left in Silver
Mitsubishi is expected to reveal more details on the the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV later this month.

Not surprisingly, the PHEV is a dead ringer for the standard Outlander, aside from unique 20-inch alloy wheels, a hinged door to access the charging port, and unique seat upholstery. Oh, and there are PHEV badges.

Still, expectations are pretty high for the Outlander PHEV. Its predecessor was one of the first mainstream plug-in hybrid vehicles, and its 74 MPGe rating is still competitive. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Outlander PHEV offers a 24-mile electric-only range on a full charge. Hyundai, Ford, and Toyota have now surpassed the Outlander PHEV’s range, but it took them a long time to get there.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Interior
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have some unique style and design features along with a third row of seating.

The outgoing Outlander PHEV model is still on sale for the 2022 model year alongside a redesigned, non-hybrid 2022 Outlander. The new Outlander shares its bones with the Nissan Rogue, though Mitsubishi offers a third row of seats plus distinctive interior and exterior styling. At least to start, only the Mitsubishi version will be available with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, too. See Mitsubishi Outlander models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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