New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV heading for Oct 28 world premiere

By CARSIFU | 16 October 2021

TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has revealed the design of the all-new, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Outlander crossover, confirming it will share the same styling as the new, petrol-powered Outlander that launched earlier this year in North America.

Sales are scheduled to begin in Japan in mid-December and in the US in the second half of calendar-year 2022.

The world premiere of the all-new Outlander PHEV will take place Oct 28 at 12.30 pm JST (11.30am in Malaysia)and will be streamed live on MMC’s global website:

The company developed the all-new Outlander and Outlander PHEV under its new design concept — Bold Stride — which expresses a bold, fixating presence and solid stance. On the front, MMC has evolved the Dynamic Shield design, which projects power, reassurance and presence.


The side view expresses bold proportions, with thick horizontal accents and sharply defined character lines, extending from the front to the rear. Additionally, the large-diameter, 20-inch wheels, along with the muscular front and rear fender flares that house them, conjure an image of powerful and dependable road performance.

On the tailgate, which features distinctive PHEV badging, a hexagon motif alludes to the spare tires mounted on the back of popular Mitsubishi SUV heritage models, while the horizontal-themed T-shaped signature taillights emphasise the vehicle’s width and reinforce the look of stability.

A total of 10 colours are offered including the vivid, crystalline, high brightness Diamond Colour series – Red Diamond, White Diamond, and the new Black Diamond.

MMC has also evolved the interior, with a horizontally sculpted instrument panel, which makes it easy to understand the position of the car while driving, and expresses robustness and a feeling of spaciousness.


On the door panel, trim is laid out over a wide area and covered with a high-quality, stitched, soft padding.

The monitors and gauges are created to be easy to see, while the selectors, dials and switches are designed to provide confident grip and operation, resulting in a quality feel that appeals to the senses.

Like its gasoline counterpart, the all-new Outlander PHEV will come standard with third-row seating, providing greater flexibility for active owners and families.