New Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid coming to Europe in 2024

New Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid coming to Europe in 2024

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi plans to launch its flagship, the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, in Europe in 2024.

The new Outlander builds on the first-generation plug-in hybrid SUV, which has sold more than 200,000 units in Europe since its launch in 2013, making it one of the most successful part-time electric vehicles in Europe. The plug-in version sold much better than the combustion engine version.

The new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid was already unveiled at the end of 2021 but was initially only announced for Japan and the USA. Compared to its predecessor, the new generation has received a larger drive battery with now 20 kWh capacity, which enables a purely electric range of up to 87 kilometres in the WLTP driving cycle. Previously, it was 54 kilometres according to the expired NEDC standard. The new generation of the spacious SUV has won more than 20 design and technology awards worldwide in the past two years, the manufacturer points out.

The exterior of the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid will take up Mitsubishi's typical design language: The visually tangible robustness on the sides, the familiar Dynamic Shield at the front and the Hexaguard Horizon design at the rear are intended to convey safety and strength. The interior design combines a high level of quality, functionality and Japanese craftsmanship to create a premium feel.

The new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid will be a European adaptation of Mitsubishi Motors' second-generation plug-in hybrid system with the all-wheel drive system called Super All Wheel Control. The new Outlander will also be equipped with the latest driver assistance and infotainment technologies and is said to offer a high level of safety, comfort and convenience.

"The introduction of the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid underlines Mitsubishi Motors' commitment to the European market and is another important step in our product plan to return to the core European D-SUV segment," said Frank Krol, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe. "The three previous generations of the Outlander have sold more than half a million units in Europe since their launch in 2003. The flagship, the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, will be the fourth generation and will take the brand to a new level in Europe with its award-winning design and technology."

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