2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Adopts New Design Language


Mitsubishi has revealed its redesigned Outlander crossover at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

The Outlander is the first vehicle in Mitsubishi’s portfolio to wear the brand’s new design language, which features the “Dynamic Shield,” front end. New halogen headlights, LED position lights, 18-inch alloy wheels and LED taillights complete the exterior look.

There are plenty of engineering revisions to the crossover, including increased structural rigidity, redesigned electric power steering, increased noise isolation in the cabin,  new rear differential dampers, improved weather stripping and new engine compartment trim.

2015 New York Auto Show Coverage

Inside you’ll find a complete refresh of the steering wheel, seating surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seat, headliner and the display audio system.

The Outlander’s two powertrains carry over. You can get a 2.4-liter four cylinder with 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque or a larger 3.0-liter V6 with 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque. The smaller engine is hooked up to a revised CVT which is said to offer better acceleration, shift feel and torque delivery, while the V6 is mated to an automatic transmission.

Safety systems available on the Outlander include forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

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  • smartacus

    I was going to say oh Mitsubishi adopted the new design language of Esperanto, but it’s not that bad really