Mitsubishi has given its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV SUV some running tweaks for 2023 ahead of first arrivals set for January next year.
Pricing for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV increases by up to $1500, with the range now starting at $55,490 before on-road costs for the ES five-seat, and extending to $69,990 before on-road costs for the Exceed Tourer seven-seat.
The changes to the Outlander PHEV largely mirror the changes the petrol range received, as detailed last week.
All 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models now receive rear autonomous emergency braking (AEB) trailer connection override as standard.
This feature means that when an Outlander PHEV is fitted with a genuine Mitsubishi trailer and harness package, rear AEB will automatically disengage in order to prevent unwanted braking when reversing a trailer.
Another feature all 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models receive is an update to the electric park brake auto hold function, which allows it to remember whether the driver wants to have the electric park brake engage automatically or not.
The entry-level Outlander PHEV ES now receives some new safety equipment as standard including rear AEB, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam.
Top-spec Outlander PHEV Exceed and Exceed Tourer models, on the other hand, now pick up Mitsubishi’s MI-PILOT driving assistant.
This adds Traffic Jam Assist (adaptive cruise control that reengages 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 PHEV to the indicated speed limit).
The steering wheel in these grades will now feature touch sensors to detect 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 PHEV Exceed and Exceed Tourer models both get a heated steering wheel as standard and sequential front indicators, while Exceed Tourer further adds standard rear seat heating and more two-tone paint options (Stirling Silver/Black Mica and Titanium/Black Mica).
However, there’s a downside: The Outlander Exceed and Exceed Tourer models are now no longer available with the side mirror auto-tilt function. This is due to “ongoing semiconductor shortages”.
There are no changes to the Outlander PHEV’s powertrain consisting an Atkinson cycle 98kW 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, twin electric motors and 20.0kWh lithium-ion battery pack, producing total system outputs of 185kW of power and 450Nm of torque.
Claimed pure electric driving range is still 84km according to lenient NEDC testing, and claimed combined fuel consumption is 1.5L/100km.
Pricing for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV range is as follows:
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES five-seat: $55,490 (+$900)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire five-seat: $61,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed seven-seat: $67,490 (+$1500)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed Tourer seven-seat: $69,990 (+$1500)
All pricing excludes on-road costs.