Mitsubishi will present the updated Outlander crossover in 2020

Mitsubishi will present the updated Outlander crossover in 2020

January 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese automaker said that the official presentation of the updated version of the compact crossover Mitsubishi Outlander, as well as the new SUV, which will receive a smaller size, will be held in 2020. Both models will receive plug-in hybrid motors.

The third-generation Outlander was introduced almost eight years ago, and by that time had been updated several times to remain a relevant and highly competitive car in the compact crossover segment. Just a couple of minutes ago it became known that Mitsubishi will present a completely new version of one of its most popular models in the second half of next year. It is known that the car will be built on a platform developed by the engineers of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. This news was confirmed by the European head of the company Bernard Loire in an interview with reporters of the foreign publication Automotive News Europe.
  
Perhaps more important news is the quick presentation of a smaller crossover, which should be presented at about the same time as the updated Outlander.

The CEO of Mitsubishi Europe did not go into details, but said that both models will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powerplant. It is interesting how the new crossover will be positioned in the current lineup of the Japanese automaker, as the company already has an Eclipse Cross, which serves as the smallest SUV brand.

 It also became known that the Eclipse Cross will no longer be offered with a diesel engine by the end of next year. As Mr. Loire separately notes, the 2.2-liter engine will be removed from the configurator for the model due to low demand for it, especially since the Eclipse Cross with this engine is sold only in some countries. In addition, it was said that in the near future, sales of a new electric vehicle from Mitsubishi will begin in Europe.