2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Redesign
A completely redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander made its debut at the 2015 New York motor show. The previous generation of this SUV has been widely criticized for its outdated exterior design. As for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, the Japanese automaker has applied a large number of design and engineering innovations in order to make it considerably more contemporary in comparison with to the outgoing version. To put it simply, there are hardly any similarities between the old Outlander and the 2016 model.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Changes
The redesigned Outlander has adopted a new „Dynamic Shield“ front styling that features a massive new grille. Also, the new headlights flank the chrome grille smoothly. The 2016 Outlander gets reshaped front wheel arches, a modified rear bumper as well as revised rear light clusters. Another visually striking innovation comes with its brand new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the new model expect to see a fair amount of styling tweaks and significant updates. Alongside the new steering wheel and a large number of new styling cues, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with an enhanced infotainment system. The seats have also undergone substantial improvements and now offer better lateral and head support. In addition to these notable changes, the new model offers several minor adjustments. Those include revised suspension, modified chassis as well as enhanced electronic power steering.
Generally speaking, the all-new Outlander comes as a substantially improved vehicle compared to its predecessor. The bulk of these changes have actually been influenced by the Outlander PHEV Concept-S. When it comes to dimensions, the Outlander PHEV Concept-S featured 4760 mm in length, 1840 mm in width, 1700 mm in height, with its wheelbase stretching 2670 mm in length.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander US Specs
As for the US market, the 2016 Outlander will be available with two gasoline engine options. The entry-level models will be offered with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 166 horsepower and 219 Nm of torque. Its power will be transmitted to the wheels through a new continuously variable transmission (CVT). As a result, the new model boasts improved performance and accelerations figures. The more powerful option comes in the form of a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline unit. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this engine generates 224 horsepower and 291 Nm of torque.
Alongside the standard model, expect to see the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as well. This hybrid-powered model will be fitted with a gas-electric system that comprises a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, two electric motors and lithium-ion batteries. The system’s combined output is rated at 200 horsepower and 337 Nm of torque. The fully loaded tank gives you a 900 km range, with an average fuel consumption of 1.6 l/100 km.