The current model represents the third generation of the familiar crossover and it looks like it will be replaced soon. Simply, we are talking about one of the most competitive segments in the automotive industry, where a six-year-old vehicle isn’t considered as competitive enough. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the Japanese manufacturer is already working on the new model, which will come as the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander.
The next generation of this crossover will come with significant changes. As you know, the new model is now part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, so you may expect significant changes in terms of mechanics. A new platform, new styling, engines and features are just some of the things that will come with significant changes and updates. The new model will also be slightly bigger. Despite numerous changes, including radical ones, there’s no doubt that Mitsubishi will carry on with its excellent plug-in hybrid version in the offer, with a couple of powertrain updates, of course. We expect to see Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 model in the second half of the next year.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Redesign
The upcoming redesign will bring some pretty significant changes and that seems logical. Simply, Mitsubishi is now part of Renault-Nissan Group. So, there is no doubt it will use the same platform and other design solutions as Nissan models. Speaking of the platform, the new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will ride on a well-known CMF architecture.
Given the model’s size, there’s no doubt it will have a lot of things in common with the popular Nissan Rogue. The compact crossover is also about to receive a complete overhaul in the next year and the two models should feature the same platform, same mechanics and other things. This includes the same size as well, which means the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 will also get bigger. The current generation measures 105.1 inches in the wheelbase, while the new model will probably go around 107 inches, which will surely be beneficial in terms of the interior room.
Of course, styling plays an important role in every redesign, so 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander won’t be an exception. We are about to see a lot of changes compared to the current model. The test mule has been spotted on the road. It still wears heavy camouflage, so we can’t talk about details. Still, we may presume how the new model is going to look like. Even though this heavy camouflage, we can see the new front face, which will have a lot in common with the Engleberg Tourer concept. This particularly refers to the grille and those large air intakes on the bumper. When it comes to the rest of the vehicle, we can clearly see that the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 model will come with a quite SUVish shape, which a lot of resembling classic BoF vehicles.
This is where we expect to see big improvements. The current model simply looks outdated in this aspect. The dashboard is a blend, while most surfaces feature hard plastics. Therefore, we count on a much nicer approach in the new model, especially if we consider that the new model will have a lot in common with Nissan Rogue, which has always been prized for its great interior quality. Of course, we count on all kinds of tech goodies. Still, we have to say that the current model already looks pretty nice in this aspect, as it comes with a touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc.
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander should also feature a longer wheelbase. This promises more space on the inside, especially in the second row. The cargo area should be bigger as well.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the current model definitely looks outdated. This especially refers to an optional V6, which isn’t particularly powerful and doesn’t feature too impressive mpg ratings. Also, the base engine could be replaced as well.
Most likely, base models will get Nissan’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit. It currently delivers around 170 horsepower but we may see some slight power boost for this occasion. Also, we may presume that some of the new turbo-four units will find their place under the hood as well.
Finally, we do not doubt that the PHEV version will be in the offer as well. It will probably be an upgraded version of the current system, which is good for about 200 horsepower and features impressive mpg and emissions ratings.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Price
The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander is about to hit the market sometime in the second half of the next year, though the exact date is still unavailable. When it comes to the price, we expect that base models will go around 25.000 dollars.