Because the Toyota RAV4 Prime arrives available on the market in very restricted numbers, there’s another that’s already been provided for years: the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid.

Our pals at Electric Vehicle Web have revealed pictures taken in San Diego by a reader of what seems to be the next-generation model of the Outlander—a mannequin that Mitsubishi has already confirmed will proceed serving up the model’s glorious plug-in hybrid performance. 

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

The Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid is an particularly necessary mannequin for Mitsubishi, as in earlier mannequin years no different mannequin provided the identical mixture of plug-in functionality, an all-electric mode, and all-wheel drive, in an SUV physique model. Cumulatively, it’s the best-selling plug-in hybrid on the planet, and Mitsubishi introduced in April 2019 that it had hit 200,000 complete gross sales—nearly all of them in Europe.

The present Outlander has been on sale within the U.S. for the reason that 2014 mannequin 12 months. The brand new era of the Outlander is prone to be the primary Mitsubishi mannequin constructed on a platform shared with the Nissan Rogue, as a part of the huge alliance between the automakers that includes electric cars

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander prototype - Brad Larney and Electric Vehicle Web

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander prototype – Brad Larney and Electrical Automobile Net

Mitsubishi prompt that the Engelberg Tourer concept it revealed at Geneva in 2019 might preview the next-generation model of the Outlander. As noticed, the camouflaged car seems to carefully observe the idea car’s design themes, with skinny, finely detailed horizontal headlamps, a beveled vanguard visually connecting the low, rectangular grille to the excessive hood, and rear fender creasing that give the proportions a sportier look. 

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept - 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer idea – 2019 Geneva Motor Present

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept - 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer idea – 2019 Geneva Motor Present

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept - 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer idea – 2019 Geneva Motor Present

Just like the Outlander Hybrid, the Engelberg Tourer had a 2.4-liter inline-Four with a propulsion system that runs entrance and rear motors to function as a sequence hybrid more often than not, with the engine clutched for gentler freeway driving.

For that mannequin, Mitsubishi prompt a score of 43 miles of all-electric driving on the NEDC cycle—a goal that’s prone to sign a big enhance over the present mannequin’s 22 electrical miles and 25 mpg mixed thereafter.

Different fashions of the Outlander are prone to embrace downsizing and turbocharging, both with a model of the Eclipse Cross’s turbo 1.5-liter inline-4. The present model presents a V-6 choice, which might be a shocking carryover. 

“We don’t touch upon future autos,” stated Mitsubishi Motors North America senior director for communications Jeremy Barnes when requested Monday a few subsequent mannequin and its timing.

The Outlander PHEV already compares well to the RAV4 Prime. If Mitsubishi continues to play the plug-in hybrid angle in addition to it has, with a appear to be this, the model might achieve extra of its expertise heritage and popularity again.