Despite it had a couple of updates, the current generation of this compact crossover seems quite outdated in various aspects. Therefore, we are eagerly waiting for the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander, which is about to receive a complete overhaul in the next year. At this point, we already know some of the details about the fourth generation of this model, which has been in production for almost two decades.
The testing model has already been on the street for some time. It still wears a complete camouflage, but we can notice some of the styling directions it will go. Besides, the new styling, the new model will also get a new platform, this time from Nissan. Of course, the new architecture will also bring novelties under the hood, while the new model will also bring a notable enlargement in terms of the overall size. Finally, count on a new cabin, which will look much better compared to the outgoing model.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Redesign
The upcoming redesign is about to bring loads of novelties. As we already mentioned, we are about to see a new platform. As you know, Mitsubishi is now part of the Renault Nissan Alliance, so the new generation of this crossover will actually ride on Nissan’s well-known CMF platform. This architecture already underprints Nissan Rogue, so we presume the two models will have a lot of things in common in the future.
One of the things that come to mind is the size. With this platform, there is no doubt that the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will get bigger. We presume the new generation will get a couple of inches in wheelbase, as well as a notably bigger overall size. Among other benefits, this will also provide more space on the inside.
Naturally, the upcoming redesign will bring completely new styling as well. The current generation already received a couple of updates and it’s not hard to predict the direction the new model will be going. Of course, the Engelberg Tourer Concept will serve as the basis, so you may count on a pretty similar overall approach.
The testing model has been spotted on the road. However, is still wears a complete camouflage, so it’s hard to talk about aesthetical details. Still, some of the things can be seen even under this heavy camo. This particularly refers to the front end, where we are about to see that separated lighting groups and bold grille design that characterize the Engelberg concept. The rest of the body is still a mystery, but we can clearly see a pretty SUVish shape, which doesn’t look as sleek as most crossovers, but rather brings a little bit boxier overall shape.
If you look at the cabin of the current model, it seems obvious that it needs a big update. It looks pretty bland and lacks modern flavor. Also, many areas feature hard plastics, though we have to say that some parts feature pretty nice, soft-touch materials.
The new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander should bring a lot o improvement, both in terms of aesthetics and materials’ quality. At this point, it’s hard to talk about details, but presume the new model will be more digitalized that the outgoing model. This means a bigger touchscreen and plenty of latest tech.
The new model will also get bigger, which means more space on the inside as well. The current model comes standard with three rows of seats and a decent cargo volume. Obviously, the new model will be able to offer even more, though we are not 100% sure about the third row.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Engines
The first thing that comes to mind about this crossover is the excellent PHEV system. It may not be the most exciting thing to drive, as it features a single-speed transmission, but it’s amazing in terms of emissions, as we are talking about one of the greenest PHEV systems around. For the next generation, we count on a notable update of the system. For example, we count on a little bit more power compared to the current version that delivers around 197 horsepower. Also, we are pretty sure the new model will feature a bigger battery pack, which promises a longer all-electric range.
On the other side, the current gasoline options will probably be dropped. This particularly refers to the ancient V6 engine, which is neither powerful nor efficient. Most likely, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will use some of Nissan’s engines, though the exact details are still to come.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Price
It’s still early to talk about a more precise launch date, but we are pretty sure that the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. The current model’s price starts slightly under 25.000 dollars and we don’t expect more significant changes in the future.