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New 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Gets Smart All-Wheel Control

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The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid crossover will receive an evolved version of Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system that provides safer, more comfortable and secure driving in all weather and road conditions.

The advanced S-AWC technology will be launched on the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Japan from October 2021, and in the USA from July 2022.

What are the advantages of this Super-All Wheel Control system?

It offers integrated control of Active Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, and Active Yaw Control.

The Outlander plug-in hybrid employs a twin-motor four-wheel drive with free controlled, highly responsive, and precise motors – one at the front and another at the rear. The system optimally distributes driving force between the front and rear wheels according to the road and driving conditions, and in combination with S-AWC increases maneuverability when cornering, driving, and braking.

A braking control

The evolved S-AWC technology adds a braking control system for the rear wheels to reduce the load on the front wheels and to extract the maximal performance from all four tires in a balanced manner. It delivers handling true to the driver’s intent providing safer, more secure and comfortable driving in various conditions.

Moreover, there are five drive modes for the driver of the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to select from: Normal, Gravel, Snow, Power, Eco.

How much?

The 2022 Outlander PHEV starts at $36,695 before taxes, fees, charges. By comparison with rivals, such as the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid ($35,345) or the 2021 Kia Niro PHEV EX ($33,390), the Outlander is more expensive, but it is eligible for a larger potential federal EV tax credit of $6,587 versus Crosstrek’s $4,503 and Niro’s $4,543.

The Outlander has a larger battery size – 13.8 kWh vs 8.8 and 8.9 kWh. Its cargo capacity is 66.6 cubic feet versus 43.1 and 54.5 cubic feet of the Crosstrek Hybrid and Niro PHEV. Also, the Mitsubishi Outlander is able to tow 1,500 pounds, while the Subaru crossover’s towing capacity is 1000 pounds.

We’d like to add that the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander model set a record: in the 3rd quarter of 2021, its sales increased more than 60 percent over the second quarter and amounted to 10,602 units, plus 1008 units of the Outlander PHEV. In September, the manufacturer celebrated the best-ever dealer-retail sales of the Outlander for a single month since its launch in 2002. This model is Mitsubishi’s undisputable best-seller in the USA.

Source: Mitsubishi Motors

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