Outlander: The freshened 2018 midsize crossover arrived in late 2017 with exterior and interior enhancements. It houses a 2.4-liter, 16-valve inline-four engine with the ES, SE and SEL trims.
The GT variant gets a 3.0-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine that produces 224 hp. Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beam headlights are available on the SEL and GT trims. A redesign may happen for the 2020 model year.
Outlander PHEV: The plug-in crossover went on sale in December as the only plug-in hybrid with DC fast-charging capability. It's powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors.
Plug-in/electric crossovers: The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance said it plans to launch 12 full-electric models by 2022 using "common electric vehicle platforms and components for multiple segments." Mitsubishi has hinted that new plug-in hybrid and full-electric crossover models could happen. The alliance forecasts that 70 percent of its EV volume will be based on shared platforms by 2022. A new family of EV motors and batteries will be introduced around 2020 and shared within the alliance.