Tokyo, October– Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) recently premiered online its fully redesigned plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model of the Outlander crossover SUV. Sales will commence in Japan on December 16, followed by Australia and New Zealand in the first half of 2022 and North America in the second half of 2022.
“With low CO2 emissions and environmental impact in terms of life-cycle assessment, the all-new Outlander PHEV model can be considered the best solution for carbon neutrality today,” said Takao Kato, president and chief executive officer, MMC.
“A first in many ways, Outlander PHEV has shown Canadians that electrification is possible affordably and without compromise to utility. In 2022, Mitsubishi’s 20th anniversary year in Canada, we are back with a next-generation vehicle that takes our engineering know-how in Super All-Wheel Control and plug-in hybrid technology to the next level. We’ve created a powerful combination made for Canada and our Canadian winters. We look forward to showing Canadians how we are pushing new boundaries,” said Kenji Harada, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc.
To further enhance its appeal as an EV, MMC has completely updated the Outlander’s PHEV components, extended its EV driving range and enhanced the exhilarating acceleration unique to EVs. With an increase of around 40 percent in the output of the front and rear motors and drive battery, the new model can keep driving in EV mode and avoid starting the engine as much as possible
The S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) integrated vehicle dynamics control system, based on a twin-motor 4WD system with one drive motor in front and another in the rear, has a new brake AYC (Active Yaw Control) function for the rear wheels.
The all-new Outlander is equipped with evolved MI-PILOT7 single-lane driver assistance technology for highways. The control system integrates Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) MI-PILOT with Navi-link utilizes map data automatically adjusts vehicle speed as needed according to curves, forks, and other circumstances on expressways.
Mitsubishi Connect is adopted for more safety, security and comfort behind the wheel. User can easily access emergency assistance, check the travelable distance of the drive battery, set charging times and alerts to avoid forgetting to charge, and display the positioning of a parked vehicle on smartphone app maps to see where it is located. Mitsubishi Connect also has a parental control function that sends notifications of vehicle driving status. Canadian pricing and trim levels will be announced in 2022.