Mitsubishi Outlander 2022
One of the best-selling plug-in hybrids in the world is being replaced. The new Mitsubishi Outlander is visually hard to recognize; technically a lot remains the same.
Amazon is now also making a name for itself in the auto industry. The Mitsubishi Outlander was the first vehicle in the world to be unveiled at an Amazon Live event. After the virtual world premiere, the Japanese flagship will go on sale in April at prices starting at just under 26,000 US dollars. Other markets are to follow in the fall, although it is not yet clear when the upper-class model will also roll to Europe. “Based on the product concept ‘I-Fu-Do-Do’, which means ‘authentic’ and ‘majestic’ in Japanese, the new Outlander has become a reliable SUV with significantly improved styling, handling and a high-quality appearance “said Takao Kato, Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors,” driving performance and a high-quality driving experience to meet the needs of customers who want to broaden their horizons and take on all kinds of challenges expand our sales in the North American market and then seek global growth. ”
The first Outlander generation celebrated its premiere in 2002, also in the USA; now the fourth generation will follow in spring, visually more confident than ever. This is ensured in particular by the beefy front view with the brand-typical “Dynamic Shield”. In the interior there is a completely new dashboard with a 12.3-inch cockpit, 10.8-inch head-up display and a nine-inch central display in the middle of the dashboard. Not only the optics and the quality of the interior have gained significantly, but also the width and space. The Mitsubishi Outlander offers space for up to seven people in the interior. The Japanese is five centimeters wider and just under four centimeters longer.
The drive is provided by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder, which transmits its power of 181 hp via a continuously variable CVT transmission to the front wheels or, if desired, to all four wheels. As before, the largest volume was to be made up of the plug-in hybrid, where a four-cylinder is supported by two electric motors on the front and rear axles. The purely electric range should be over 60 kilometers. The 3.0-liter V6 with a manageable 224 hp previously offered in the USA has been deleted.