And will he come to Europe? Hopefully, because the new Mitsubishi Outlander looks really good.
The last generation of Outlanders did not look new even at the time of the premiere, while later refreshments did not contribute much. It is possible that this was a deliberate attempt by the company to attract customers who do not run after the news and who rely on proven solutions that are easy to use. Because we can find a lot of positive information about the release version of Outlander today.
Last night, Mitsubishi unveiled the next generation of its flagship model on the Amazon Live platform. Great idea, as more and more people are buying cars online.
The new Outlander is closely linked to Nissan for the first time. It was made on the platform that Nissan developed for the Rogue or X-Trail model, although the designers made sure that the acquisition was not obvious. In this madness, the new Outlander can bravely fight for the title of the most extravagant SUV with the new Hyundai Tucson.
Compared to its predecessor, the Outlander has grown even more. It is 471 cm long, 186 cm wide and 175 cm high. So it’s only 15mm longer, but 51mm wider and 38mm bigger. The wheelbase has also been increased - from 267 to 270.6 cm. All passengers, especially those in the second and third rows, will get an extra inch - as the Outlander will still be available for purchase in the seven-seater variant.
Fortunately, the interior has undergone tremendous changes
Luckily, it depends on who judged the previous generation. Comparing them to the competition, the interior of the previous generation Outlander looked old, which cannot be said for the new generation. It has a screen behind the wheel, a head-up display, a tablet attached to the top of the center console.
It also has classic air conditioning and ventilation controls, while watching the temperature display is similar to screens from the end of the last century which is even very classic. But if something works great and is practical, why would you have to change it.
The interior of the Outlander is shown in two configurations and looks good in both. And again - you can find similarities with Nissan. The only thing that’s a little hard to digest is the silver plate around the gearbox and the engine start button — it looks like it was inserted there at the last minute by a random piece found in some corner of the design studio.
There is nothing to complain about, be happy that it has a 4 × 4 drive
Mitsubishi points out that this is a Super All-Wheel Control 4WD drive, the one it has been bragging about since competing in WRC rallies. It should allow for efficient movement no matter what is under the wheels of the car.
And the movement itself will be provided by a 2.5-liter petrol engine with 181 hp and 245 Nm of torque, driven by a continuously variable 8-speed gearbox. The mentioned numbers do not look impressive, and how they turn into performance - the manufacturer has not revealed that yet. But the chances of seeing a car in this configuration in Europe are pretty negligible.
New Mitsubishi Outlander in Europe?
It will or will not come to the European market - it was not said. In theory, we are still in the period of freezing the European range that the company introduced in the first phase of the pandemic last year.
We are waiting for the official announcement of the European branch of the brand.