The new Outlander is rumored to share a platform with the 2021 Nissan Rogue, and Mitsubishi says it'll also have a nicer interior.
It'll make its debut in February and go on sale in the U.S. in the spring.
Mitsubishi has announced that the 2022 Outlander—which will be larger, slotting in between the compact crossover and mid-size SUV segment—is going to be unveiled in February. It'll be the first vehicle in Mitsubishi's lineup to feature the Japanese automaker's new bold design language, and it will go on sale in the U.S. in the spring.
Photos of the new Outlander have already leaked via Instagram (pictured above), and we spied the new crossover last year. Now Mitsubishi has shared its first teaser image of the next-generation car, which gets its styling from the Engelberg Tourer concept. The front end looks similar to the current car, incorporating lots of chrome but slightly lifted, sleeker, and modernized. The same goes for the rear, which shows thinner taillights.
The new Outlander is rumored to share its platform with the Nissan Rogue, which just got a sharp redesign as well, and it will go up against it and other popular choices such as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Outlander, like the Volkswagen Tiguan, is unusual for the segment in that it has a third row. On the Outlander, it's standard, while on the Tiguan it's optional on AWD and standard on FWD versions.
Mitsubishi says the new Outlander will be its "best equipped" car ever sold in the U.S., loaded with new technology and interior refinements. So we expect to see nicer materials used throughout and a larger, more responsive touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
The 2022 Outlander is also expected to share the Nissan Rogue's 181-hp 2.5-liter inline-four paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive will likely be optional. And, like the current-generation SUV, a PHEV model will also be available and is rumored to use a larger 2.4-liter inline-four (the current model uses a 2.0-liter unit) with an electric range of 43 miles.
We'll know more about the next-generation Outlander in the coming months. It will make its debut via live stream in February, and it'll go on sale in the U.S. shortly after.
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