The Outlander is a midsize crossover SUV sold by Mitsubishi all over the World. In the US it is one of the worst selling cars in its class mostly because it doesn’t really stand out with anything it offers. However, Mitsubishi is planning to change all that with the release of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, a model built from ground up on a new platform. It will get styling changes, a new set of engines, an even better interior and also the most attractive price in its class. The new Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 will be presented in April at New York Motor Show.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander redesign
The outside of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will change dramatically over the current model. It will actually borrow a lot of design elements from the GC-PHEV concept car which was released back in February 2015. On the interior on the other hand things are going to be kept quite safe for the moment. The seats are going to be comfortable while offering great lateral support and the dashboard is going to be a major improvement over the last generation of the car. The standard equipment level is going to be kept on par with some other cars in order to stay competitive, even though its price will be lower.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 specs
Just as we previously said, the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 is going to get new engines which are going to make it a bit more competitive. The base version of this midsize crossover SUV is likely to remain the current 2.4-liter inline 4 mated to the CVT gearbox and a front wheel drive system. This will offer 170 horsepower, so a small bump over the previous generation. The old 3.0-liter V6 on the other hand is expected to be discontinued and replaced with a hybrid version. This is likely to get either a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 coupled to an electric motor for more than 300 horsepower or a smaller but equally powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 with an electric motor. Both of these are going to be mated to a standard all-wheel-drive system and also a new type of 6-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to the all electric mode, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander should easily be able to get more than 40 MPG on average, making it a real threat for all the other cars in its class.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander release date and price
Just like before, the Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 will be sold for no more than $24,000 on the base model which is more than 20% less than any other midsize crossover SUV out there. A big plus for it are going to be the standard seven seats which will be a good feature especially for people with bigger families. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander release date hasn’t been announced yet but it might just come at the start of 2016 alongside another iconic Mitsubishi model, the new Lancer.