Mitsubishi Outlander Getting A Radical New Design


The new Mitsubishi Outlander's design will be inspired by the Engelberg Tourer Concept shown at Geneva 2019.

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi unveiled the Engelberg Tourer Concept, a rugged hybrid SUV with a 4WD system derived from the Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi told us a production version is being considered, but the concept is already inspiring future production models.

AutoExpress reports that the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is getting a radical redesign with styling cues inspired by the Engelberg Tourer Concept. A camouflaged prototype was caught on camera, and the similarities to the concept are immediately noticeable. Like the concept, the new Outlander sports a boxy shape, high-mounted daytime running lights, a flat hood, distinctive three-pronged LED headlights, and a new grille design.


Powertrain details haven't been confirmed yet, but there's a good chance the new Outlander will adopt a new hybrid setup previewed by the Engelberg Tourer Concept, which used a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors delivering an all-electric range of 43 miles on the European WLTP testing standard and a total driving range of over 434 miles fully charged and with a full tank of gas.

This would be an improvement over the current US-spec Outlander PHEV, which uses a 2.0-liter engine and two electric motors to produce a combined 190 hp and an all-electric range of 22 miles. The standard Outlander, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 166 hp and 162 lb-ft or a 3.0-liter with 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque depending on the trim.

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AutoExpress didn't obtain any photos of the cabin, but the prototype appeared to feature a new infotainment system replacing the current model's outdated dash-mounted seven-inch touchscreen with a new higher-mounted unit. A fully digital instrument cluster will also likely be included.

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is expected to arrive sometime in 2020. We're also hoping the Engelberg Tourer Concept will inspire a revival of the rugged Mitsubishi Montero in the US.

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