Mitsubishi has been onerous at work on the plug-in hybrid variant of its Outlander SUV. In response to an announcement made on Tuesday, that work has paid off within the type of a greater all-electric vary and qualification for a bigger tax incentive for consumers.
The guts of the adjustments to the Outlander PHEV is a rise within the measurement of its battery pack — that is what boosts the Outlander’s electrical vary from 22 to 24 miles. Now, two miles might not sound like a lot, however that is a visit to the grocery retailer and again for many individuals, so it is not nothing.
Subsequent, Mitsubishi upgraded the Outlander’s electrical rear motor, so it now produces 70 kilowatts of energy, up from 60. This, mixed with a extra environment friendly 2.4-liter inner combustion engine implies that whole system energy is now rated at 221 horsepower — up a not-inconsiderable 31 hp over the earlier mannequin.
That is all nicely and good, however few consumers are probably trying on the Outlander PHEV for its electrical vary or energy output. No, it is extra probably that Mitsubishi consumers care about value and the largest win for the automaker comes on this division. The 2021 Outlander PHEV now qualifies for $6,587 in tax incentives. That is a rise of $751 over the 2020 mannequin, all due to that greater battery pack, and that is simply the federal credit score.
The bottom 2021 Outlander PHEV begins at a comparatively affordable $37,490, together with Mitsubishi’s $1,195 vacation spot payment. That quantity goes up by a whopping $25 if you happen to reside in Alaska or Hawaii — be forewarned. The 2021 Outlander PHEV is at sellers now.