Mitsubishi has released the first teaser photo of the new Outlander PHEV. In addition, the manufacturer told some details about the new product and announced the date of its release on the market.
In fact, the photo of the new generation Outlander PHEV is not of any interest, since the hybrid modification of the crossover is no different from the usual one.
Apparently, the Outlander PHEV, contrary to skeptics’ forecasts, will retain the original transmission of the serial-parallel hybrid, and will not borrow the e-Power system from the latest generation X-Trail.
They decided not to abandon the Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system in favor of simpler systems. Recall that S-AWC makes it possible to limit the rotation of not only the front wheels, but also the rear ones, thus providing better maneuverability and braking. For the new Outlander PHEV, the S-AWC system should receive a different tweak, because it is expected that the power of the engines, including the internal combustion engine, will be increased.
It is stated that the new generation Outlander PHEV will have seven driving modes (the outgoing crossover had three of them). Among them there are “Power”, which allows you to heat up the units of the system to the full, and “Eco”, in which preference is given to economical and environmentally friendly driving.
The premiere of the novelty will take place in Japan in the second half of the current fiscal year (April 2021-March 2022). The entry to the North American market is scheduled for the second half of calendar year 2022, but earlier Mitsubishi announced that sales would start before the end of 2021.