Mitsubishi Outlander

  • 2022

  • Product
    Automotive and Transport

Designed By:

  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Commissioned By:

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

Designed In:


All-new Mitsubishi Outlander showcases the latest thinking from the SUV & Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) pioneers. As a flagship model, the new Outlander exterior design thoroughly expresses the ‘I-Fu-Do-Do’ design philosophy, translated as ‘Authentic and Majestic’. The PHEV variant’s extended EV capability also covers the average commute with zero emissions.

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  • In a time of unprecedented change in the automotive industry, Mitsubishi’s challenge was to deliver a vehicle that had the widest range of capability and desirability for modern vehicle owners, with a design that stands the test of time. These capabilities span expressive design (inside and out), quality of fit and finish, practicality, safety, reliability, technology and performance. Inspired by the Japanese phrase omotenashi – translated as ‘traditional Japanese hospitality’ – latest-generation Outlander’s interior design is technologically advanced and customer focused.

  • Outlander’s expressive exterior design encapsulates Mitsubishi’s BOLD STRIDE concept, while seating up to seven and deploying high-quality interior materials throughout. Outlander features a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and offers 2WD, AWD and AWD PHEV variants. Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV delivers significantly increased zero emissions driving, with 84km* of electric driving possible – enough for the majority of daily commutes. It can also charge itself ‘on the go’ via its combustion engine and regenerative braking system, or conveniently connect to external power supplies. Its twin electric motors enable Super-All Wheel Control all-wheel drive and several drive modes to suit the terrain. *WLTP

  • The Outlander makes a visual statement that demonstrates Mitsubishi’s bold approach to motoring in 2022 and beyond. It retains Mitsubishi’s core attributes of strong value for money, reliability and after sales support but features intelligent, strong design inside and out, with premium quality materials used throughout. The Plug-in Hybrid EV variant takes design further with its intelligently integrated and highly efficient drivetrain, contributing to reduced emissions. This vehicle has repositioned Mitsubishi as a design and sustainability leader.

  • Up front, the Mitsubishi design team has evolved the trademark ‘Dynamic Shield’ to create a vehicle of impressive stature. From the side, the available 20-inch alloy wheels and muscular wheel arches combined with strong d-pillars (inspired by an aeroplane’s vertical tail) and ‘floating’ roof create a powerful impression. The rear section features a fresh tailgate design with a hexagon motif, and the horizontally-designed tail lights extend to accentuate Outlander’s width and road presence. The horizontal theme continues inside with the sculpted instrument panel that is designed to showcase driver information without impairing driver vision, delivering a sense of spaciousness. The centre console offers high-quality and tactile touch points, with finely-textured materials and stitching bringing high levels of luxury. Based on the ‘Mitsubishi Touch’ approach, the central display and dash screens offer crisp clarity, while the selectors, dials and switches offer a quality tactile feel that appeals to human senses and are intuitive to use. The Outlander PHEV can also use its on-board battery to power a home, evidenced by our Dendo House. Mitsubishi PHEVs can also provide emergency power in disaster situations, and have supported Japanese rescue missions (2018 West Japan Floods, Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake) in this capacity.