NEXT STAGE: Redesign in 2020
The next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander crossover reportedly will use an engine from Nissan Motor Co., signaling deepening cooperation between the Japanese partners as their automotive alliance seeks new ways to increase product-development efficiencies and cut costs.
Outside of Japan-market minicars, the move would mark the first time a major Mitsubishi nameplate uses an engine developed by Nissan, Japan's Nikkei business daily reported. The redesigned Outlander, arriving as early as the second half of 2020, is expected to share significant underpinnings with the next-generation Nissan Rogue set to debut this fall.
The Outlander is likely to get bigger than the current version, which offers a tight third row in the nonhybrid model. The redesigned version should be radically different in every way and go on sale as a 2021 model. It likely will have some styling elements from the Engelberg Tourer concept shown this year in Geneva. A hybrid version is likely in addition to the current plug-in hybrid option.
NEXT STAGE: Freshen in 2023
A freshening of the next-generation model could come in 2023 for the 2024 model year.
|Mitsubishi Outlander Redesign in 2020||Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Redesign in 2021||Mitsubishi Outlander Freshen in 2023|
|Mitsubishi Mirage Redesign in 2020||Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Redesign in 2021||Mitsubishi Mirage Freshen in 2023|