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The automotive industry is constantly changing, and with it, the automotive market. About a decade ago, cars that used alternative fuels were considered a luxury item. They were not very popular and were seen as a trend. Gasoline internal combustion engines will stay on top forever, right? Well, to everyone’s surprise, fossil fuels have only been around for so long, and with the number of studies proving their environmental damage, the decision to find greener alternatives grows exponentially with each generation. Now in the 21st century, electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have become the norm. Consumers may need an extra nudge when it comes to figuring out which alternative fuel vehicle is right for them, and Green Car Journal is the perfect guide with the 2023 Green Car Awards, recently naming the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the ‘Family of 2023’. Green car of the year”.
“We spent a lot of time and over 20,000 miles behind the wheel of the previous-generation Outlander PHEV, which allowed us to really appreciate its capabilities… We are extremely impressed with the refined styling and engineering of the next-generation 2023 Outlander PHEV, and particularly appreciate it greatly greater all-electric and overall range. It is a well-deserved winner of the magazine’s 2023 Eco Friendly Family Car of the Year™ award.” – Ron Kogan, Editor and Publisher Green Car Magazine and GreenCarJournal.com
Green Car Journal is a monthly magazine dedicated to clean energy, technology and cars, mainly in the automotive sector. Automakers are being celebrated for their efforts and successes in creating the vast number of PHEVs, EVs and BEVS that make up the clean car market. With PHEV, EV and BEV ratings and the Green Car Journal 2023 Green Car Awards, a magazine like Green Car Journal can help readers cut through all the marketing hype and opinion to learn the real facts about the automotive industry.
Green Car Journal has already honored the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. In the past five years, this hybrid SUV has been named Green Car Journal’s Family Green Car of the Year three times, most recently this year (2022). Outlander PHEV won two awards in 2019: First Family Green Car of 2020 and Green Car of 2020. With 2023 set to be its biggest year yet, the 2023 Outlander PHEV won 2022 awards for its combination of environmental performance and family-friendly versatility.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been upgraded with a new modified powertrain consisting of a 2.4-liter inline-four engine, a 60 kW motor in the front and a 70 kW motor in the rear to create a combined output of 248 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Its starting price is $39,845 (plus destination charge). The all-electric range (AER) has been increased to 38 miles with a new, larger battery. Total range has increased to 420 miles thanks to a larger fuel tank that adds another 0.2 gallons. Customers who want more options can opt for the new Tech Package, which includes a nine-speaker Bose Premium audio system, a new power panoramic moonroof, heated front and rear seats, and leather upholstery.
You can go green and find the new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at Mitsubishi University any day.
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