We haven’t seen all of the redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander yet. The Japanese automaker has another iteration of the Outlander coming, in the form of a plug-in hybrid option. This plug-in version is expected to have a host of improvements over the current one.
According to Mitsubishi, this new Outlander PHEV will debut in Japan by the end of this year. Subsequently, it will arrive in the U.S. sometime in 2022. It will replace the current Outlander PHEV, which debuted back in 2016. The current version is based on the Outlander that launched way back in 2012. Suffice to say, it is beyond time for a total replacement.
Aside from creating excitement, the teasers of this new Outlander PHEV don’t tell us much. There’s unique PHEV badging on the exterior and the charge port will be on the right rear side of the vehicle. Beyond that, the exterior design theme appears to follow the ICE version of the new Outlander very closely.
Perhaps the meatier information is what isn’t in the photos. Mitsubishi says the new Outlander PHEV will have increased output and battery capacity over today’s version, increasing range. The range increase is noteworthy because this Outlander is larger than its predecessor. Mitsubishi is also promising improvements to its twin-motor four-wheel-drive system in the Outlander.
Expect to hear more about the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV later this year.