The head of the European branch of Mitsubishi Bernard Loire revealed details about the new Outlander in an interview with Automotive News Europe. SUV fourth generation makes its debut in the second half of the year, will be designed on the platform of the Alliance Renault-Nissan and keep a rechargeable hybrid propulsion system.
Mitsubishi Europe boss did not name the platform on which to base the new Outlander, but most likely, the crossover will share the technical stuffing with the Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai next generation. It is expected that the exterior of the new “Outlander” will be executed on motives of last year’s concept Engelberg Tourer.
In Europe, the Japanese firm will bet on the electrified version of the SUV and hopes to build on the success of the current Outlander PHEV, which has become the most popular rechargeable hybrid in Europe. Total Mitsubishi sales in Europe increased by seven percent for the first nine months of 2019 – the success of the company is required amaranthine “the Outlander”, which in March will mark eight years.
Bernard Loire has announced another novelty for 2020, a top Manager has mentioned about the new crossover is more compact than the Outlander. What kind of model is it is hard to say, because Eclipse Cross made its debut in 2017, and for restyling too little time has passed, and the premiere of the updated ASX held in 2019.
Also the head of the European branch of Mitsubishi confirmed the reduction of the range diesel SUV: in 2020 versions on heavy fuel will lose ASX and Eclipse Cross.