2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Gets a New Platform - 2021 SUVs

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Gets a New Platform

New 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander is getting further upgrades. The most significant update is undoubtedly a new architecture. Outlander SUV will ride on Nissan Rogue’s platform from now on. Compact three-row crossover is one of the best-selling company’s models. However, Mitsubishi has no plan to stop. For that reason, Outlander will get further upgrades, besides new underpinnings.

On top of that, both Outlander Sport and Outlander PHEV are in the works. Outlander will once again offer one of the best-in-class warranties. It is an affordable crossover, and for 2021, Outlander will also grow in size.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander facelift

New Architecture

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has a plan to do great things in the near future. New 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the first models that will benefit from it. The compact crossover will share the platform with the new Nissan Rogue. For that reason, the upcoming Outlander will grow in size, but not significantly. Outlander will stay intact in terms of height, but a new model will be slightly wider and longer.

On the other hand, the Sport version will keep its dimensions. The new architecture can accommodate plug-in hybrid powertrain. For that reason, Outlander PHEV is coming to the markets. New-gen Outlander will surely obtain drastic exterior upgrades. The design will remain unique and very modern. It is one of the best-looking models in the compact crossover segment.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander spy shots

2021 Outlander Changes

On the inside, the approaching 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will suffer a couple of changes. New-gen model will offer more interior room. Currently, Outlander offers 65 cubic feet of space. New tech is a must, and that includes a new infotainment system and a larger touchscreen. As for safety, Mitsubishi will deliver new driver-assistance aids. The base model is about to get more standard interior equipment, as well. There will be five trim levels, so nothing is changed in this category.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander interior

Exterior will look better, no doubt about it. A redesign is about to happen, and we could expect more complex design language. Next-generation models always get a couple of all-new features. The 2021 Outlander will host new grille up front and new headlights. On top of that, larger bumpers and unique 18-inch wheels are in the works too. Upper trim levels are offering a standard 19-inch rim. Rear-end will get a new spoiler that looks both classy and sporty. Finally, a new tailgate will be larger this time.

Mitsubishi to Offer New Engine?

The new platform also means a new powertrain option. However, we still don’t know which engine will find its place under the hood. The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will once again offer a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Nevertheless, the new and optional engine is a big mystery at the moment. The most likely outcome is borrowing a powertrain from the new Nissan Rogue. Because of the same underpinnings, Outlander will be an FWD model, just like the Rogue.

On the other hand, the super-AWD setup will be optional. Mitsubishi also confirmed a PHEV variant. This version will mix a gasoline engine with an electric generator. No doubt that the hybrid version will deliver more power than the regular gasoline Outlander version. More importantly, we expect impressive fuel efficiency. Whatsoever, many experts are saying the new Outlander PHEV will provide 80 MPGe.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Price and Release Date

New-gen 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will arrive at a higher price. However, this compact crossover will once again offer an impressive warranty. The price will start at around $27,000. On the other hand, the PHEV variant will start at $35,000. The sales will begin later in 2020, possibly around November.

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