Mitsubishi has been hard at work on the plug-in hybrid variants of its Outlander SUV. According to an announcement made on Tuesday, that work has paid off in the form of an improved all-electric range and qualification for large tax incentives for buyers.
The heart of the Outlander PHEV’s changes is the increase in the size of its battery pack – the same that extends the Outlander’s electric range from 22 to 24 miles. Now, two miles may not sound much, but it’s a trip to the grocery store and back for many, so it’s better than nothing.
Subsequently, Mitsubishi upgraded the Outlander’s electric rear motor, so it now produces 60 to 70 kW of power. This, combined with the more efficient 2.4-liter internal combustion engine, means that total system power is now rated up to 221 horsepower. A not-inconsistent 31 hp on the previous model.
This is all well and good, but some buyers are looking at the Outlander PHEV for its electric range or power output. No, it is more likely that Mitsubishi buyers care about costs and the biggest win for the automaker comes in this department. The Outlander PHEV of 2021 now qualifies for $ 6,587 in tax incentives. This is a $ 751 increase on the 2020 model, all thanks to that larger battery pack, and is just federal credit.
The base 2021 Outlander PHEV starts at a relatively reasonable $ 37,490, including Mitsubishi’s $ 1,195 destination fee. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii the number increases to $ 25 – may be foreseen. 2021 Outlander PHEV is currently in dealers.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets bigger battery, bigger tax break
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