A prototype for the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander has been noticed forward of the car’s world debut on February 16.

The present era was first proven all the best way again in 2012, however regardless of its age gross sales have remained sturdy. The Outlander racked up greater than 29,000 gross sales in the USA in 2020, which was nonetheless the fourth greatest annual outcome for the mid-size crossover SUV regardless of all of the Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions. This redesigned mannequin ought to add to that momentum. It is confirmed to begin gross sales later this yr as a 2022 mannequin.

Not a lot else is thought in regards to the redesigned Outlander however the prototype, which seems greater than the present Outlander testing alongside it, suggests the styling will mirror the look of Mitsubishi’s Engelberg Tourer concept unveiled on the 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present. The idea’s boxy traces, side-window profile, dual-element headlights and wraparound taillights look to have been transferred to the redesigned Outlander, albeit in toned down kind.

Ought to the Engelberg Tourer idea additionally preview the powertrain of the redesigned Outlander, it will likely be excellent news for followers of zero-emission driving. The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the idea gives 43 miles of electrical cruising, in comparison with the 22 miles of the current Outlander plug-in hybrid.

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept - 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer idea – 2019 Geneva Motor Present

The idea’s powertrain also needs to be extra highly effective because it featured a 2.4-liter engine for its internal-combustion part versus the present 197-horsepower Outlander plug-in hybrid’s 2.0-liter. In each situations, there may be additionally an electrical motor at every axle. A non-hybrid choice also needs to be provided within the redesigned Outlander in most markets.

There is not a lot pleasure in Mitsubishi showrooms nowadays, and the scenario is not more likely to change within the years to come back. As a part of a restructuring at the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Nissan would be the major model promoted in North America, with Mitsubishi relegated to Southeast Asia and the Pacific area. It doesn’t suggest Mitsubishi will not stick round, although the restricted lineup right here is more likely to keep.