Less than six months remain before the debut of the new generation of Mitsubishi Outlander’s popular Japanese SUV. The car hasn’t been updated since 2014, and fans of the brand are listening intently to every word from Mitsubishi’s European CEO Bernard Loire, who gradually reveals details about the new product.
“In the second half of 2020, we will replace the Outlander. The new generation will be built on the platform of the Renault-Nissan alliance. Another small SUV will debut in the same period,” Loire told European media.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander design will be borrowed from the Engelberg Tourer concept shown at the last Geneva Motor Show. The first thing that catches your eye is the large radiator grille. The crossover will also receive attractive front optics – separate lighting fixtures.
These include long T-shaped LED headlamps and a thin strip of turn signals and running lights under them. Mitsubishi has taken a similar approach with the Eclipse Cross and the new Outlander Sport.
The side profile features wide fenders and dark pillars that create a floating roof effect. By analogizing the concept, the new generation Outlander can get an additional lighting system on the roof, as well as luggage large enough to carry goods for outdoor activities.
The rear of the vehicle will be decorated with LED lights and a spoiler. The car is also remembered for its impressive rear doors, thanks to which the landing of the rear passengers was as comfortable as possible.
Officially, the Japanese have said that the new generation of SUVs has received better finishing materials, and the designers are paying more attention to the details. The concept behind the Outlander is equipped with a four-spoke steering wheel as well as an all-digital instrument cluster.
In addition, the large infotainment screen is located in the center of the dashboard. The second touch panel is located in the transmission tunnel, giving commands to the air conditioning and heating systems.
Customers will have access to five- and seven-seat vehicle configurations, as well as many electronic systems. The Outlander will be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Surround Monitor, Digital Rearview Mirrors, and Lane Departure and Collision Avoidance.
Engine And Performance
The current 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the PHEV hybrid version will be replaced by a 2.4-liter engine with 126 hp. with., presented in the Geneva concept. This motor is mated to a highly efficient motor on both axles producing 93 hp.
from. and is powered by a large lithium-ion battery in the underbody. You can last charge from a home electrical outlet. It is assumed that the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander can only go on electric traction of up to 70 km.
In addition, the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder will remain. True, the power (153 hp), given the big new dimensions, may increase slightly. Other engines and transmissions the car will borrow from the Nissan X-Trail.
The Outlander will be built on the new CMF platform, which is shared by several models of the Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi alliance. And it is clear that the size of the SUV will be much larger than the current version. On the same platform as the Outlander 2021, for example, a Nissan Rogue was created which we produced under the name X-Trail.
The Nissan crossover has a wheelbase of 2,705 mm, which is 35.5 mm longer than the current Outlander. Shoukar also hints at an improved all-wheel drive system. Significant improvements to the platform are also expected in terms of security.