Mitsubishi Australia has upped the asking price of its Outlander and Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) mid-size SUVs by $1000.
The regular Mitsubishi Outlander range now starts at $37,240 before on-roads for the ES 5-seat 2WD, and extends up to $54,490 before on-roads for the Exceed Tourer 7-seat AWD.
The Outlander PHEV range on the other hand now starts at $56,490 before on-roads for the ES 5-seat AWD, and extends to $70,990 before on-roads for the Exceed Tourer 7-seat AWD.
A Mitsubishi Australia spokesperson confirmed the price rise for the Outlander and Outlander PHEV is due to rising supply chain costs.
There doesn’t appear to have been any specification changes as part of the price increase following the recent tweaks for the 2023 model year.
As previously reported, all 2023 Mitsubishi Outlanders now feature an expanded autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system that now works when reversing, as well as a memory setting for the auto hold function. Petrol models get a HVAC refrigerant update.
The entry-level Outlander ES and Outlander PHEV ES get further additional safety in the form of rear cross-traffic alert and auto high-beam.
However, there’s a downside: The petrol Outlander ES grade now moves to an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, featuring wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in place of the 9.0-inch interface with wireless Apple CarPlay – “due to ongoing parts supply constraints”.
The Outlander PHEV ES retains the 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay.
Further up the range, the Outlander Exceed, Outlander Exceed Tourer, Outlander PHEV Exceed, and Outlander PHEV Exceed Tourer get Mitsubishi’s MI-PILOT driving assistant.
This adds Traffic Jam Assist (adaptive cruise control that re-engages after a complete stop), Lane Keep Assist (using steering control assistance rather than wheel braking), and Speed Limit Assistance (adaptive cruise control that matches the Outlander to the indicated speed limit).
The steering wheel in these grades will now feature touch sensors to handle MI-PILOT engagement, and will disengage the system when the driver’s grip is not detected, when turn signals are on, or when windscreen wipers are continuously operated at their highest speed.
Furthermore, Outlander Exceed and Exceed Tourer grades also gain a heated steering wheel and sequential front indicators, while the Exceed Tourer further adds standard rear seat heating and more two-tone paint options (Stirling Silver/Black Mica and Titanium/Black Mica).
Outlander Exceed and Exceed Tourer PHEV models are now no longer with the auto-tilting side mirror function though – this is also due to “ongoing semiconductor shortages”.
The Outlander is proving to be a hit with buyers in the medium SUV segment, with 7838 sales to the end of April this year. This puts it ahead of the Subaru Forester (5840 sales), and behind the Toyota RAV4 (8049 sales) and Mazda CX-5 (7949 sales).
The Outlander is also the Japanese carmaker’s top-selling vehicle overall by a considerable margin.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing:
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 5-seat 2WD: $37,240 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 5-seat AWD: $39,740 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 7-seat 2WD: $40,740 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Black Edition 7-seat 2WD: $42,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 7-seat AWD: $43,240 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire 7-seat 2WD: $44,240 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire 7-seat AWD: $46,740 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed 7-seat AWD: $51,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Tourer 7-seat AWD: $54,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES 5-seat AWD: $56,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire 5-seat AWD: $62,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed 7-seat AWD: $68,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed Tourer 7-seat AWD: $70,990 (+$1000)