It looks radically different from the existing model.
The Mitsubishi Outlander may be the slowest-selling vehicle in America, but companies like Hyundai have shown that if you have a good product, you can increase its popularity through striking design. Mitsubishi certainly has a good product here, as the plug-in hybrid version has shown, but what of its looks? Well, a concept shown late last year indicated a bold new direction for the vehicle, and based on the spy shots that we've come across, it seems that although the design will be toned down considerably, it will still be a completely fresh looking machine. Thanks to the latest leak from Allcarnews, we can confirm that it will look phenomenal.
Although the SUV in the pictures is all-new, the photos seem to have been taken with an early Samsung phone with a VGA camera. Despite the low resolution of the images, it seems that one of our favorite rendering artists, Nikita Chuiko, was accurate in his estimate of what the new Outlander would look like. There are ultra-slim LED running lights at the fore of the front end, while bulbous headlight below and the expansive use of chrome call the current Outlander to mind while still taking the appearance of the vehicle in a new direction.
Along the profile, we see that the stamped appearance of the doors carries over from the concept, while a shark-fin D-pillar complements the floating roof with its panoramic glass. Narrowed taillights also make an appearance, while a chromed rear diffuser with dual-exit exhaust tips also feature. We don't currently have any details on the cabin of the new SUV, but we do know that a Nissan engine will feature under the hood. It'll be a 2.5-liter four-banger with 188 horsepower, and we expect both two- and all-wheel-drive configurations when the Outlander launches as a 2022 model. Hopefully these changes will help the SUV sell more quickly.