The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is one auto which is believed to take the auto world by storm when it is finally unveiled. This model is being redesigned to make it better than the previous versions. Although a number of features from the current version will be carried over to the 2016 model, they will be upgraded to meet present day’s motor-vehicle requirements. The Mitsubishi Outlander was first unveiled in the year 2001 under the nameplate ‘Airtrek’. After some years, this nameplate was changed to the ‘Outlander’. The vehicle has been through three generational changes with the current one being released in 2012. This model is now outdated and a new one is expected to hit the roads in about 12 months from now. The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will not get noticeable changes but it will get quite a number of new features including a plug-in version.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The interior as well as the exterior will get a lot of changes to make this model a rear attraction. At its front part, it will be raised a bit and will come in a brand new style which will make it quite aggressive and modern. Its bumpers shall be refreshed to make the Outlander more exciting and functional. The grille will be a bit lower and the air vents will be rather large. Even the fender will be redesigned while the external curves shall be redesigned to bring in an athletic style. Its external dimensions will also change slightly from those of the current model. There will be new front LED lighting and new thin halogen headlights. The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be placed on 18 inch alloy wheels.
Inside this mid-size crossover SUV, there will be quite comfy leather seats which will get optional heated front seats. The driver and passengers will get ample leg room whereby they shall stretch their legs if need be without any problem. The roof as well as the door panels will also be upholstered using modern high quality material. There will also be a telescopic multi-function leather covered steering wheel. At its center, a 7 inch touch screen will be mounted and it will feature a totally new interface and innovative multi-media technology that shall make every Dollar spent in purchasing it a worthy investment. The rear passengers shall be treated with their own entertainment system. Again, dual zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof shall be offered as optional. This new model will accommodate seven passengers. A lot of chrome ascents will also be seen inside this new model. Some of the entertainment features include USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, high quality audio system and speakers, cruise control, weather and traffic updates and a satellite radio etc.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will run on a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine mated with dual electric motors, each with its own axis. A 60 kW electric motor will be installed and it shall get power from a lithium-ion battery. The hybrid model will come with a permanent all wheel drive but in case the battery gets low, it will use the front wheel drive. With a fully charged electric version, it will complete about 40 miles. The automaker is working on a new Outlander trim with plug-in hybrid power unit. Its fuel consumptions is rated at 157 miles per gallon. The new model will achieve speeds of 62mph in about 8.0 seconds.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: Release Date, Price, Competitors
The real price of 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has not been revealed but it is anticipated to range between $ 40 000 and $ 50 000. Its launch date is projected to be around November of 2015. As for the competitors, they include Mazda CX-5 and the new Subaru Forester.