The Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 comes close on the heels of the 2014 update of the Outlander. This mid-size crossover has a new design and it has been cosmetically updated. It also comes with a number of engineering updates. It will possibly be the first crossover to come with the “Dynamic Shield”, the brand new front design concept from Mitsubishi, the highly popular Japanese auto manufacturer. It will come with improved safety features, a better drivetrain and a better chassis.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 Interior and Exterior
The 2014 version of the Outlander came with three seating rows, and the new one comes with seating space for as many as 7 passengers. The rear seat is foldable, in order to make the cabin more spacious for passengers. The headliner and seating material has been updated. There are enough features in the interior, which can make trips more comfortable and convenient for driver and occupants. The crossover is set to come with a number of advanced features, such as automatic climate control, state-of-the-art MMCS navigation audio system, 140-watt audio system with a USB port and Fuse Hands-Free Link System, 6-speaker and more. The safety features of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 comprise of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, tire-pressure monitoring system, active stability control with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and more.
The exterior surface of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 includes an updated chassis with LED position lights, halogen headlights, LED taillights, 18 inch alloy wheels, redesigned front fascia and more. The body structure has been more rigid and the chassis is more compact. Due to the use of noise-reducing glass and sound insulation, the vehicle stands as a more luxurious and convenient option for buyers. It looks more modern and advanced that the 2014 Outlander.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 Engine Specs
The vehicle will also come in an electric as well as in a hybrid version. Under the hood of the electric version will be the same 4-cylinder, 2 L petrol mill that was seen in the 2014 update. The engine will come with dual electric motors, one at the front and another at the rear. The vehicle can help you to notch up 75 miles every hour. It will be powered by a 12 kWh lithium ion battery pack. It is expected that the manufacturer will release more information about the actual engine specs of the vehicle in the run up to its release in the market.
Transmission and Fuel Economy
Both versions will have the engines mated with a continuously variable automatic transmission gearbox.
The electric version of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 can give a mileage of 40 mpg while the hybrid variant will be able to return a mileage of about 44 mpg.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 Price and Release Date
The pricing of the car has been rumored to be set in the range of $40,000 – $50,500. However, the actual cost of the vehicle will depend on the exchange rates of that time. The Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 is expected to hit the market before the end of 2015, although not before the fall season as suggested by the grapevine.