Mitsubishi showed footage from road tests of the new crossover OutlanderJanuary 28, 2021
Mitsubishi will unveil a brand new Outlander in mid-February. The SUV is now in its fourth generation and the next Outlander will be an SUV again. But with the most striking appearance in history.
Mitsubishi is preparing a completely new generation of Outlander to revive sales. On the eve of the presentation of the novelty, which will take place on February 16, the Japanese manufacturer has published an exciting video in which the newcomer demonstrates its off-road potential. Footage taken from the Outlander’s off-road testing, where Mitsubishi is testing the latest version of its Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, first introduced in the 2007 Lancer Evolution.
“We’ve taken everything we know about on-road and off-road driving from our rally experience to apply the latest Super All-Wheel Control technology to our newly developed platform. We’ve also specially designed a new Drive Mode Switch to provide confident driving at all times and in all weather conditions, ”said Kentaro Honda, Outlander Segment Manager and Lead Engineer.
While there is still a lot of camouflage on the new teasers, there is already a lot to say about the look. Mainly due to the fact that the new Outlander has already appeared on the Internet without disguise. Its face is one step ahead of the Mitsubishi branding as we know it, with flat LED daytime running lights at the top, and real headlights below. The taillights are much wider and flatter than the rear of the current Outlander, and the overall body design looks more angular.
Little is known about the upcoming Outlander yet, but preliminary information is that it shares its platform with the new Nissan Rogue, which will soon arrive in Europe as the X-Trail. Most likely under the hood will be Nissan’s 188-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder from the new generation X-Trail / Rogue, mated to the same CVT. The current generation Outlander is available as a plug-in hybrid. Perhaps the new crossover will also get a plug-in hybrid version, but based on a 2.4-liter internal combustion engine instead of a 2.0-liter.
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