2016 Mitsubishi Outlander — First Peek before Debut
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The long-awaited SUV is the very first specimen of the new automaker’s design language. They are, naturally, very cautious about possible leaks, so we have only two teaser images and pretty scarce information about the 2016 Outlander.
However, this is enough to make the first impression about the next-gen Outlander. It’s well known and pretty obvious that the exterior will be drastically different, but that’s not all. The fact that the automaker utilized more than a hundred “engineering and design improvements” means that the crossover suffered many essential changes.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior and Interior Changes
The new exterior appearance will reveal the new Mitsubishi’s design language that will be employed in the near future for all the models across the range. New sleek lines and assertive style are just what the Outlander needed for the next generation. If we have to judge the new Outlander before its debut, we’d say that it would be a powerful, but highly-stylized SUV.
Its comfort has been significantly improved. Noise reduction, handling and behavior are just some of the improved aspects of the Outlander’s new character. Some rumors say that the 2016 Outlander will come with dramatically improved interior and radically revised style.
Expected Engine Options for American Market
According to the automaker’s statement, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will have a range of very important numerous changes. The SUV is coming with “enhanced road performance”. Although they haven’t said anything about the possible powertrain, the rumors are that the 2016 Outlander will be powered by an interesting lineup of engines. The unofficial speculations came to two engines: a 2.4-liter MIVEC and a 3.0-liter MIVEC V6. Although the U.S. market would probably like a diesel variant of the Outlander, only the overseas markets will be treated with a 2.2-liter Di-D turbodiesel.
2016 Outlander PHEV Powertrain
The automaker’s inclination towards green alternatives will result in creating the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The hybrid setup is expected to deliver a pretty good amount of power and torque thanks to the 2.0-liter gasoline engine that generates 121 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of twist and a couple of electric motors. Those two can generate 164 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque together.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Debut
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be presented at the upcoming New York Auto Show on April 2nd.
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