Mitsubishi Just took cover from the all-new model Outlander. It is the first Outlander that has been introduced by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The new crossover will go on sale by April 2021. It is built on the same platform as the new Nissan Rogue or X-trail.
In terms of design, it is influenced significantly by the concept Fu-Do-Do with its massive grille. The X-shaped grille has been used in other Mitsubishies like Pajero/Montero or the Evolution X model. As the new Nissan X-Trail, the new Outlander daytime running lights are on the top with its indicators while the main headlights are on the bumper.
All main parts of the body, like doors, fenders, roof, and bumpers are all new. At the rear, there are new taillights and dual tailpipes on the sides. In terms of size, the 2022 Outlander is 4.6 meters long, 1.86 meters wide, and 1.75 meters tall that makes it wider than the previous model. The wheelbase has also been increased from 266.9 cm to 270.5 cm that gives the passengers more legroom.
Inside the cabin, there is enough space for 7 passengers in three rows. The third-row seats are easily foldable and they are standard on all trims.
Mitsubishi not only improved the Design of the cabin but also improved the quality in order to give passengers a better feeling of quality and confidence. All seats, the dash, and the steering wheel are all wrapped with leather while the lower models feature either fabric or suede.
There are a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 9-inch center screen for the infotainment system. The new Outlander comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In terms of features, it has 11 airbags, USB A and USB C ports as standard while extra-cost options include adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, a navigation system, a full-color Head-Up Display system, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system.
Under the hood, there is only one option and that's a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that has been developed by the Alliance. The engine has been used by Nissan in many of its products and known as the PR25DD. It can develop 181 hp at 6000 rpm and 245 nm of torque at 3600 rpm. The engine is connected to an 8-speed CVT transmission and a 4WD system.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander offers six different driving modes including Eco mode for more efficient daily driving. The drive-mode selector is available for both AWD and 2WD versions and as the automaker said, it can enhance the performance and capability even for the 2WD version.
Pricing for the new Mitsubishi outlander will kick off from $25,795 in the U.S which puts it in the same price range as the new Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Nissan Rogue.