2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Debuts at NYIAS
Two weeks ago, Mitsubishi Motors made it clear that the 2018 Outlander Sport would debut at the New York International Auto Show with a new look. As the brand’s top-selling model, it makes sense to keep the Outlander Sport up-to-date and going strong, and with a new package add-on too.
Mitsubishi Motors was clearly keeping a rabbit in its hat though, because when the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport took the spotlight, it was obvious it got more than just a simple refresh. Nope – it actually got over 100 design and engineering tweaks that not only changes the look of the Outlander Sport, but brings with it the a whole new level of refinement in the company’s history. It’s sharper and comfier than ever before.
“The new Outlander literally looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even more compelling value than before.” – Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President Of Mitsubishi Motors North America
That’s not far off, already beginning with what Mitsubishi is calling a “Dynamic Shield”, a dual purpose feature that adds style and a new level of protection. If only more auto brands would think about that, instead of suicide doors, which seems to be the latest craze. The Outlander Sport has a whole new makeover around the exterior, from the front fascia to the rear, and it’s accented by LED lighting and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Mitsubishi also revamped the Outlander Sport’s interior with softer surfaces and a new steering wheel outfitted with multiple functions. Now, the cabin isn’t an upgrade in terms of luxury, but it actually offers more seating configurations with the 60/40-split rear seats and fold-flat split 50/50 third-row seats. Entertainment features have been upgraded with an available 7-inch smartphone link display audio system that includes six-speakers, FUSE hands-free link to mobile devices, and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.
Oh, and that package we mentioned? It’s known as the “Touring Package.” Consumers that opt for the Touring Package can get a panoramic sunroof and advanced safety features, such as Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beam (AHB), and a rear camera.
There’s been a lot going on at the New York International Auto Show this year, and news is still pouring in. The show ends Sunday, April 23, so be on the lookout for any more good news from Mitsubishi Motors.
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