Celebrating 4 A long time of The Three-Diamond Star

Japanese auto large Mitsubishi just lately commemorated 4 many years in North America. Celebrating this exceptional milestone are unique Fortieth Anniversary Version packages for the distinctive Outlander and the all-new Outlander PHEV. Boasting a storied racing previous with highlights of mud-slinging WRC dominance and Paris-Dakar championships, the Mitsubishi spirit has mellowed significantly with age.

The automaker is making an attempt to revitalize the once-dominant model from its decades-long descent into oblivion. Sprinkling some anniversary magic into its finest autos is an efficient begin, however we’re nonetheless ready for the VR-4, GTi, and Evolution names to resurface because the model’s halo flagships.

“Our Fortieth Anniversary Particular Version Outlander and Outlander PHEV are greater than only a celebration of our model’s heritage; they’re a decisive step ahead into our subsequent 40 years of success within the U.S.,” mentioned Mark Chaffin, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). “All through the previous 40 years, Mitsubishi has earned a fame on this nation for dependable, succesful, and handy autos that supply nice worth, profitable the loyalty of many repeat clients.”

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Fortieth Anniversary

The Fortieth-anniversary bundle for the 2023 Outlander and Outlander PHEV begins with goodies within the top-range SEL Premium trim. It contains semi-aniline leather-based upholstery, quilted door inserts, a premium black headliner mixed with distinctive door scuff plates, an illuminated dynamic protect brand, customized anniversary badging, and black paint with a bronze roof.

The usual gear checklist contains inside ambient lighting, a nine-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, triple-zone local weather management, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, a ten.8-inch heads-up show (HUD), and a 10-speaker Bose audio system.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Picture: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Engine & Transmission

There are not any modifications underneath the hood for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV. The previous has a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-banger with 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft. of torque. The latter has a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, two electrical motors, and a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery producing a mixed 248 horsepower, 332 lb-ft. of torque, and as much as 38 miles of all-electric driving vary. All Outlanders and Outlander PHEVs have a CVT gearbox and Mitsubishi’s iconic Tremendous All-Wheel Management (S-AWC) drivetrain.

Whereas 181 horsepower appears like lots on paper, the gas-only Outlander might use a forced-fed improve like its Nissan Rogue platform mate. Then again, the Outlander PHEV is all-new for 2023.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Security Scores

The Mitsubishi Outlander obtained a Good rating from the IIHS for the 2023 mannequin yr. Nevertheless, it has but to be crash-tested by NHTSA on the time of this writing. All Outlanders have superior driving aids from the manufacturing unit, like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, ahead collision warning, automated rear braking, parking sensors, a driver consideration warning system, and a rear set reminder.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Guarantee

The Outlander comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain guarantee, a five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper guarantee, a seven-year/100,000-mile corrosion guarantee, and a five-year/limitless mileage roadside help program. Mitsubishi’s prolonged guarantee known as the Diamond Care Safety Plan, which expands the manufacturing unit bumper-to-bumper guarantee to seven years or 100,000 miles. 

Pricing & Availability

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Fortieth Anniversary Version begins at $41,715, whereas the commemorative Outlander PHEV prices $51,340, together with the $1,345 vacation spot cost. Our free and easy search tools* will present which Mitsubishi sellers have probably the most aggressive pricing on a brand new Outlander or Outlander PHEV.

Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog function columnist and an skilled in sports activities and efficiency automobiles. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his youthful years and remains to be very a lot smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He additionally likes fried hen, music, and natural medication.

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