Seven seats, a soaring roof and a hybrid engine – we have collected everything that is known about the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander
Less than six months left until the debut of the new generation of the popular Japanese SUV Mitsubishi Outlander. The car was not updated in 2014, and fans of the brand carefully listened to every word the Director General of the European Mitsubishi of Bernard Loire, who gradually reveals details about the new product.
“In the second half of 2020, we will replace the Outlander. The new generation will be built on the platform of the Alliance Renault–Nissan. In the same period the debut of another SUV smaller,” – said the Loire in an interview with European media.
How it will look
The design of the new Mitsubishi Outlander will be borrowed from the Engelberg Tourer concept that was shown at the last Geneva motor show. The first thing that catches the eye is the massive grille. The crossover will also get an interesting front optics – separate lighting devices. Among them, the long T-shaped led headlights and thin strips, turn signals and running lights under them. A similar approach was used in Mitsubishi model Eclipse Cross and the new Outlander Sport.
In side profile it is possible to note the broad wings and a darkened stands that create the effect of soaring roof. By analogy with the concept of a new generation of Outlander can get the auxiliary lighting system on the roof and surround the trunk for the carriage of goods for active rest. The rear of the car will be decorated with led lights and spoiler. The car also remembers the impressive rear doors, which fit to the rear passengers seem to be the most convenient.
On the basis of which it was built?
Outlander will be built on a fresh platform CMF, which share several models of the Alliance Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi. And it is clear that the SUV’s dimensions will be significantly more than the current version. On the same platform as the Outlander 2021, made, for example, Nissan Rogue, which is released under the name X-Trail. Crossover Nissan has a wheelbase of 2705 mm 35.5 mm longer than the current Outlander. Shoukar also hinted at an improved AWD system. Expected significant improvement in the platform from the point of view of security.
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What it will have under the hood?
The current 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for the hybrid version of the PHEV will yield to the 2.4-liter engine capacity of 126 HP, which was presented in Geneva concept. The motor is combined with high-efficiency motors on both axes, which give 93 HP and are powered by large lithium-ion battery in the bottom of the car. The latter can charge from a household outlet. It is expected that the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander will be able to drive on electric only up to 70 km. Besides, there will be 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. However, his power (153 HP), given the new large size, may slightly increase. Other engines and transmission the car will borrow Nissan X-Trail.
What it will have inside?
Officially, the Japanese already said that the new generation of the SUV has an improved interior materials, and the designers paid more attention to the details. Inside the concept that you used to create Outlander, you can find a steering wheel with four spokes, and a fully digital dashboard. In addition, the center torpedo is a large infotainment screen. The second touch panel is located in the transmission tunnel, it gives the team the air conditioning and heating.
Customers will be available in five and seven-seat configurations of the vehicle, as well as many electronic systems. Outlander will be equipped with adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function, the system control lanes, the monitor of the circular review, digital rear view mirror, and a system to prevent collisions and exit lanes.
How much will it cost?
European version of new generation Mitsubishi Outlander will start with about $ 25,000. On the Ukrainian car market will face serious competition. Including Toyota RAV4, and soplatformennika Nissan X-Trail and Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and KIA Sportage.
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