The Mitsubishi is soon going to launch a new Outlander concept. This is after the previous model failed to satisfy some of the consumer’s requirements and manufacturer’s expectations in terms of sales record. The vehicle still remains among the high performing SUVs in the current market despite its previous shortfalls. It is best known in the European market due to its elegant exterior styling and impressive engine performance. The automaker is working on plans to update the car for the 2017 model year. The current Outlander model was updated back in 2014. There is still little information regarding its update. However, the automaker will adopt the same design language as the previous model but with impressive updates. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander will be expanding its market to the North America. It will be offered in four trim levels, including ES, SE, SEL and GT models.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – Luxury and Elegance Design:
The automaker is going to revise most of the car’s exterior design features to make it look more elegant. The overall vehicle’s weight has been cut by the use of lightweight aluminum materials. This will ensure that the new 2017 Mitsubishi PHEV SUV gets better aerodynamic performance and also fuel efficiency. The front end comes with a reshaped bumper with a square section at the lower end for fog lights. The front fascia is characterized by twin lines which make the vehicle look more appealing on its exterior. The beauty of this car is further emphasized by modern LED headlights which make it appears more futuristic. You should also expect new grille and larger air intakes for enhanced engine cooling. The rear end adopts a sports designing with LED tail lights and premium exhaust pipe system.
Inside the new model, the car offers an impressive cabin layout with three rows of seats. One of the interior aspects that will attract consumers’ attention is the updated infotainment system. It will incorporate numerous high-end technological details such as premium air conditioner, dual-zone automatic climate control, smartphone integration and widescreen infotainment display screen. This has enhanced the outlook of the control panel which appears simpler since most of the car operational and control features can be accessed through the touchscreen display installed at the center of the dashboard. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be fitted with a premium sound system with compatible USB port interface, AM/FM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, CD/MP3/MP4 player and others. Some of the safety and driver assistance features are the line-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, anti-lock brake system, automatic emergency braking system, numerous airbags and also multiple safety belts.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – Engine and Accelerate Time:
The entry levels including the base EL, SE and SEL trims will be offered with a 2.4-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder gasoline engine. It is rated to produce up to 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired to Continuous Variable Transmission that sends power to an all-wheel drive (AWD) framework. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT models will be powered by 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC V6 gasoline engine that features two electric motors with 12 kWh. The V6 drivetrain is rated to deliver 224 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. This engine is capable or accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – Release Date and MSRP:
The highly anticipated model will be making its debut in the middle of 2017. The consumers are expecting the base manufacturer’s suggested retail price to be around $25, 000. The higher trim levels will go for as much as $38, 000.