Mitsubishi Australia has been surprised by the popularity of the second-generation Outlander PHEV, with all MY22 supply now sold out
The new Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid variant is proving to be very popular on Australian shores, with the company telling Chasing Cars that all of the MY22 allocation is now completely sold out.
Mitsubishi’s Australian arm is working closely with the Japanese head office to supply more units for customers for 2023.
Mitsubishi said that customers are much more “EV aware” since the launch of the first-generation Outlander PHEV, which could be a contributor to the model’s greater popularity.
The automaker also said that semiconductor and parts supply shortages were some of the reasons for a more limited MY22 supply, however the brand says it is hoping that global supply will improve in 2023.
The Outlander PHEV range starts from $54,590 before on-road costs for the entry-level ES five seat model and tops out at $68,490 for the top-spec Exceed Tourer seven-seat.
The Outlander PHEV features a 20kWh battery pack that is 45 percent larger than the first-generation car. Total combined outputs for the 2.4-litre petrol engine and two electric motors are 185kW/450Nm.
The new PHEV is able to travel up to 87 kilometres (WLTP) on electric power alone. The claimed fuel economy rating for the powertrain is just 1.5L/100km.
Standard equipment available on the base ES includes a large 12.3-inch digital driver display, dual-zone climate control, a six-speaker sound system and a 9.0-inch centre touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto are also included. The ES runs on 18-inch alloy wheels and has LED headlights and tail lights as standard.
As the variant name suggests, you can plug the Outlander PHEV into your home wall socket or a DC fast charger to top up the battery pack when it’s needed. Mode 4 DC charging can fill the battery in just 38 minutes.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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