The Japanese brand unveiled a new generation of Mitsubishi Outlander SUV earlier this year with big news: It has yet to hit Europe. Meanwhile, the brand already has a new generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in its plans, due in 2022.
The Mitsubishi Outlander, a model widely recognized in Europe for its economical nature, will not reach the European continent at first. This has been confirmed by the Japanese automaker, but it is already working on a new generation of the most productive version, which it plans to release in 2022.
We are talking about the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, in particular the next model of a new generation of plug-in hybrids, which was launched alongside the Eclipse Cross PHEV. It is he who appears in a presentation published on May 11, at the end of Mitsubishi’s fiscal year.
The firm did not disclose technical details about the powerplant that will be on board the SUV, although the manufacturer announced in 2018 that the SUV will be able to travel in electric mode from 80 to 100 kilometers. This figure represents an important step forward from the 54 kilometers currently available. There are even sources pointing to a more complex and sophisticated all-wheel drive system equipped with bi-directional loading.
Takao Kato, president and CEO of Mitsubishi, has already announced the brand’s withdrawal from certain markets, including the European one, noting that “we have decided to exit the new car business in 15 out of 32 countries by 2023, at the same time that optimize our product line ”. But the new Outlander PHEV will launch worldwide, starting in Japan this year. That is, its debut is expected in the third quarter of 2021, and during 2022 it may enter Europe or some specific markets.