The Mitsubishi Outlander SUV enjoys great popularity in various countries, so its new generation was eagerly anticipated. The vehicle is based on the CMF-C/D modular platform jointly developed by Renault and Nissan and shares it with the Nissan X-Trail. However, the hybrid version has a different powertrain. The ne
Mitsubishi Outlander 2021. Bodywork, Exterior. SUV 5-doors, 4 generation
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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV. 4th generation

Mitsubishi Outlander 2021. Bodywork, Exterior. SUV 5-doors, 4 generation

The Mitsubishi Outlander SUV enjoys great popularity in various countries, so its new generation was eagerly anticipated. The vehicle is based on the CMF-C/D modular platform jointly developed by Renault and Nissan and shares it with the Nissan X-Trail. However, the hybrid version has a different powertrain. The new Outlander PHEV has become not only more powerful, but also ‘smarter’ and more spacious: there is now a 7-seater version and new functions.

Exterior

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid SUV features two hatches located on the rear fenders and the Plug-in Hybrid EV and PHEV nameplates. The ground clearance is 195 or 200 mm, depending on the version.

Powertrain

The output of the front and rear electric motors has grown to 116 and 136 hp, respectively. The motors of the restyled third generation version produced 82 and 90 hp. The peak torque indicators of the new SUV have grown to 255 and 195 Nm (against 195 and 137 Nm). Mitsubishi has kept the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine (133 hp) for its newcomer. It is designed as a generator for batteries, the capacity of which has been increased from 13.8 to 20 kWh, but when traveling off-road or accelerating it also joins in.

The new plug-in hybrid can be used as a residential building generator, as it can provide electricity for 12 days

Mitsubishi Outlander 2021. Engine. SUV 5-doors, 4 generation

The average fuel consumption declared by the manufacturer is only 6.2 l/100 km, while the driving range in pure electric mode reaches 83-87 km according to the WLTC cycle (depending on the version and weight of the vehicle). There is a one-pedal driving mode, without engaging the brakes. Moreover, the rear axle has acquired the AYC (Active Yaw Control), which is included in the vehicle dynamics control system S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) and selectively brakes slightly one of the rear wheels for more efficient distribution of traction. The number of driving modes has grown to seven instead of four: Normal, Tarmac, Gravel, Snow, Mud, Power, and Eco. The vehicle offers the improved MI-Pilot adaptive cruise control with lane keep function (for a surcharge).

Equipment

Of no less importance is the fact that the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now available in a 7-seater variant. The rear electric motor control unit has become more compact and is located directly on the unit itself, so it became possible to install the third row of seats. To distinguish a hybrid from a gasoline vehicle from the inside, you should take a closer look at the digital dashboard: it is different. The vehicle provides the owner with two household outlets for connecting electrical appliances with a power of 1,500 W, which can be useful if you suddenly decide in the middle of the wild to cook food or blow-dry your hair after bathing. But that is not all! The powertrain of the 2021/2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can be used as a residential building generator. Thus, the ability of the charged batteries and a full tank of gasoline to provide electricity to your house for 12 days will make your neighbors envy.

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