2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV price and specs: Up to $9500 more expensive

Due next month, the new Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid costs up to $9500 more to buy – but there’s more power and electric range, more tech and more space than before.

  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specifications
  • Four variants available, from fleet ES to luxury Exceed Tourer
  • Seven seats available for the first time
  • Larger battery and more potent motors deliver 84km claimed range
  • Priced from $54,590 before on-road costs

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV for short) will go on sale in Australia on 15 August 2022, priced from $54,590 plus on-road costs – up to $9500 more expensive than before.

Based on the new, fourth-generation Outlander range, Mitsubishi’s new plug-in hybrid offers a larger battery delivering more range, more powerful electric motors, significant safety and technology upgrades, and on higher grades, seven seats for the first time.

Four model grades will be available, priced from $54,590 plus on-road costs for the base ES – $6600 more than the outgoing PHEV ES, and about $2000 more than the most expensive 2.5-litre petrol version of the new Outlander.

The flagship of the 2021 range, the Exceed, now costs $65,990 plus on-road costs – an increase of $9500, or 16 per cent – and there’s a new range-topping variant above it, the Exceed Tourer, which costs $68,490 plus on-road costs.

Compared to equivalent all-wheel-drive petrol variants, the new Outlander PHEV models attract premiums of between $15,500 and $16,100 – a wider gap than the old PHEV, which was priced $12,500 to $13,000 higher than equivalent petrol AWD grades.

Five seats are standard in the ES and Aspire variants, while the Exceed and Exceed Tourer get seven seats (branded as 5+2, indicating a small third row for occasional use).

Mitsubishi Australia claims combined outputs of 185kW and 450Nm – about 50kW/200Nm more than the standard Outlander’s 2.5-litre petrol engine. All models are all-wheel drive.

The company quotes 84km of claimed electric driving range according to lenient NEDC testing (up from 54km), and a claimed fuel use figure of 1.5 litres per 100 kilometres (also NEDC). The fuel tank now measures 56 litres, up from 45L in the previous Outlander PHEV.

New for the latest Outlander PHEV is bi-directional charging, which allows the car (with specific infrastructure at home) to send energy from its battery back into the electrical grid (vehicle-to-grid), or power a property not connected to the grid (vehicle-to-home).

Aspire models and above offer vehicle-to-load technology, with two 1.5kW (1500W), 240-volt, three-pin home power outlets inside the car that can be used to power camping equipment or any other small electrical appliances, from the car’s battery pack.

Connecting to a public DC fast charger – albeit with a Japanese-standard CHAdeMO plug, rather than the CCS socket more common among European plug-in cars – can deliver an 80 per cent charge in 38 minutes.

A 240-volt household wall outlet will reportedly complete a 100 per cent recharge from empty in 12 hours, while a dedicated home charging wall box can do the same in 6.5 hours.

Four Outlander PHEV variants will be available, spanning the base ES, mid-spec Aspire, and two flagship grades, the Exceed and higher-spec Exceed Tourer.

Standard features across the range include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 9.0-inch touchscreen, LED headlights, climate control, eight airbags, and advanced safety features including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.

A full list of the standard features offered on each variant is below.

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is due in Australian showrooms on August 15.

  • Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV ES five-seat – $54,590 (up $6600)
  • Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV Aspire five-seat – $60,990 (new)
  • Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV Exceed seven-seat – $65,990 (up $9500)
  • Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV Exceed Tourer seven-seat – $68,490 (new)

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES standard features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with tyre repair kit
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • LED headlights and daytime-running lights
  • 9.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation and digital radio
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Push-button start
  • Six-speaker (with two tweeters) sound system
  • Cloth seat upholstery
  • Urethane (plastic) steering wheel
  • PHEV badging
  • Eight airbags (including front centre airbag)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian/cyclist detection and intersection support
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring (detection and braking for obstacles)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Road edge detection
  • Hill descent control
  • Driver attention alert

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire adds (over ES):

  • 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels
  • Vehicle-to-load capabilities (two 1.5kW, 240-volt three-pin outlets)
  • Automatic bi-LED headlights (upgraded) with auto levelling, auto high beam
  • LED fog lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather and suede ‘combination’ seat trim
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Head-up display (projected onto windscreen, not flip-up)
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Keyless entry (proximity)
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear autonomous emergency braking
  • 360-degree camera
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Two rear USB ports
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Privacy glass
  • Front and rear silver skid plate garnishes
  • Silver roof rails
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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed adds (over Aspire):

  • 5+2 seating arrangement (seven seats)
  • Nine-speaker Bose sound system
  • Quilted leather-appointed seat upholstery (in black or light grey)
  • Memory for front seats
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Panoramic sunroof with front tilt/slide function
  • Tri-zone climate control with rear control panel
  • Memory, auto tilting in reverse gear for side mirrors
  • Second-row window shades
  • Front door trim illumination
  • Aluminium centre console trim (around shifter)
  • Colour-coded body cladding
  • Gloss black B and C exterior pillars (in the window surround)

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed Tourer adds (over Exceed):

  • Two-tone exterior paint
  • High-grade leather interior in black and saddle tan (two tone)
  • Massaging front seats

Available colours include:

  • White (solid)
  • Cosmic Blue (pearlescent)
  • Sterling Silver (metallic_
  • Titanium (grey, metallic)
  • White Diamond (prestige)
  • Red Diamond (prestige)
  • Black Diamond (prestige)
  • Black Diamond with Deep Bronze two-tone (Exceed Tourer only)
  • White Diamond with Black Mica two-tone (Exceed Tourer only)

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