The new Mitsubishi Outlander will be technically unified with the Nissan X-Trail

The new Mitsubishi Outlander will be technically unified with the Nissan X-Trail

May 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Crossovers of Japanese brands will receive a common platform and a line of engines

The new generation Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail crossovers will be as unified as possible within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The models will be united not only by a common platform, but also by a line of power units: Outlander will be equipped with an engine from X-Trail, and in return Mitsubishi will share hybrid technologies with Nissan.

Both the fourth-generation Mitsubishi Outlander and the new Nissan X-Trail will be declassified during 2020, and the commonality of the CMF-C / D platform was not a secret: the head of the Mitsubishi European branch confirmed the unification of the chassis. Now it turned out that the integration between the models will be even stronger – Outlander can be equipped with engines from Nissan.

Japanese sources did not name which particular Nissan unit to share with Mitsubishi, but it can be assumed that the Outlander will receive a 2.5-liter “aspirated” Nissan with 182 horsepower and 249 Nm of torque. In return, Mitsubishi will assist the alliance partner in refining the rechargeable hybrid powerplant. The first Nissan model with the ability to charge from the outlet may be the third-generation Qashqai.

The technical unification of Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail will allow the alliance to save on production and development of models and reduce costs. More details about the news should come in the fall, when key automotive markets begin to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.