The new Outlander will take its styling cues from the Engelberg Tourer Concept.
The current Mitsubishi Outlander has been soldiering on in the US market since 2012. While it has been updated over the years with facelifts, it's still riding on the same aging platform and, let's face it, looks outdated compared to the competition. Thankfully, an all-new Outlander is finally coming.
Earlier this month, Mitsubishi confirmed the Outlander's replacement will debut in the second half of the year. But we don't need to wait that long to see it, because our spy photographers have already caught a camouflaged prototype being tested, giving us our first look at the new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Mitsubishi has already confirmed the new Outlander will ride on a new platform sourced by the Renault alliance and could share the same platform as the Nissan Rogue, which would make it larger than the model it's replacing. This is evident when you look at the prototype, which is longer and wider than the current Outlander.
Elsewhere, the new Mitsubishi Outlander takes its cues from the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept that debuted at last year's Geneva Motor Show including its distinctive three-pronged LED headlights and slim daytime running lights, as well as a new grille that matches Mitsubishi's new design language.
At the back, the new horizontal taillights give the car a wider stance. Our spies didn't get any photos of the interior, sadly, but the cabin should also get some upgrades as the current model's interior looks very dated.
Power is expected to be provided by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder PHEV engine previewed by the Engelberg Tourer Concept. In the concept, this setup has a WLTP-rated electric range of 43 miles and a total driving range of over 434 miles. For comparison, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV uses a 2.0-liter engine and two electric motors that deliver a combined 190 hp and an all-electric range of 22 miles. A 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine may also be offered. The new Mitsubishi Outlander should break cover later this year, possibly at the 2020 Paris Auto Show in October.