Spy Photos of the Next-Gen Mitsubishi Outlander Vehicle Have Been Spotted
The next-generation of Mitsubishi Outlander doesn’t come out until sometime next spring, although there’s been no set date. It can only be assumed that it will make its appearance during the Geneva International Auto Show before it goes on sale next year. However, spy photos were seen last month for the first time of a camouflaged Mitsubishi Outlander.
Although the camouflage keeps a lot of the Outlander’s exterior design details concealed, it doesn’t hide absolutely everything. Over at kolesa.ru, they’ve been able to create two renderings of the next-gen Outlander. Looking at previous Outlander designs, we can deduce that the front-end design is already busy, but if we go by what we see, it could get even more hectic.
It appears that the next-gen Outlander could be an evolution of the crossover’s current design. The Engelberg Tourer concept debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show; that’s where you were able to see the evolution of the Tourer. In this camouflage, you can see bolder and more square silver accents that are wrapped around the low headlights.
On the vehicle, thin-slit daytime running lights can be seen. There is a deep scallop on the side that creates a design line that runs through the door tail lights and handles. Another design taken from the Engelberg Tourer concept is the floating roof; a visual representation that separates the roofline from the tops of the body pillars.
The spy photos show the Outlander without an exhaust pipe, but it’s tucked underneath. When the Outlander does arrive, it will grow in size over the current model. There’s a possibility that it will be riding on the same platform as the next Nissan Rogue.
As for power, it will have the same turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, which can be found in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which delivers 153 horsepower. It could be more potent if it makes its way to the next Outlander’s hood. We’ll have to be patient and wait for now.
The current Mitsubishi Outlander is in its third-generation, which first debuted in the U.S. in 2014, two years before Mitsubishi joined the Renault-Nissan Alliance in 2016. There are plenty of highlights of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander and it seems like Mitsubishi is going to give us more.
MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER HISTORY:
Manufactured by the Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors the Mitsubishi Outlander is a mid-size crossover SUV. Formerly it was known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek, which was introduced in 2001, and it was based as a Mitsubishi ASX concept vehicle. It was sold at a Mitsubishi Japan dealership chain called Car Plaza.
In 2003 the Outlander SUV was a fully-featured SUV with lots of engine oomph and plenty of customizable options. In 2004 a 2.4 engine was added, and it was an upgrade that boosted the horsepower to 160. In 2005 all Outlander models had a manual transmission as an option with new advanced airbags and disc brakes.
Side-impact airbags and ABS were made available in 2006, and in 2007, the carmaker increased the Outlanders size and added a wide range of features, including a 220 horsepower V6 engine and third-row seating. In 2008 Outlander offered either a four or six-cylinder engine with a standard CVT. In 2009, there were no significant changes, but in 2010, there was a redesign, which included new fascias in the front, and the rear, and the GPS was updated with a new LCD.
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