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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Gets Small Visual Updates


Mitsubishi just revealed the 2016 Outlander which has received a few visual changes as part of a mid cycle refresh. The changes are quite subtle and unless you’re familiar with the Outlander, you probably wouldn’t even notice anything was changed.

The most obvious change is the revised front bumper that smooths out some of the more aggressive chiseled elements under the headlights. On the sides, the front fascia now bulges out slightly. Together with a modified grille featuring beefier slats the new front end design which Mitsubishi calls “Dynamic Shield” gives the Outlander the appearance of a wider stance. The look was inspired from the bumper side protection seen on generations of the Montero providing unique protection for both people and car. Down the side, the lower part of the doors get some new garnish giving the Outlander a more rugged look.

Inside is a redesigned steering wheel, seats and trim, and rear folding seats. The revised 2016 Outlander will go on sale this summer. Check out some pictures of the changes on the 2016 Outlander after the break.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S, Paris Motor Show


Mitsubishi unveiled the Outlander PHEV Concept S in Paris It is an preview of what might be coming when the Outlander is facelifted. Stylish new headlights that are adorned with LEDs and a new angular grill. The taillights reach from hip to hip.

The profile view for some reason reminds me of a SAAB.

Specs are kind of weak. 2.0L 4 cylinder with electric motors that make 200+ hp. That translates to an 11+ second quarter. The slowness can probably be attributed to the weight of the batteries. The SUV is however good for 1.6 L / 100 km which is pretty incredible.

Given that the EVO is rumoured to be replaced by an SUV, it is likely that this Concept is a preview of the new corporate face that might adorn said EVO replacement.

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Mitsubishi Unveils All-New 2014 Outlander and 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition

Mitsubishi announced the all new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander compact crossover at the LA Auto Show. Redesigned inside and out, the new Outlander focuses on efficiency with a more aerodynamic shape to lower drag, lightweight body (200lbs less than the model it replaces), and an eco-friendly PHEV plug-in version.

More pictures and info of both the 2013 and 2014 Outlanders

World’s Fastest Mitsubishi EVO @ 221 mph

Report: New Car Smell Not As Toxic Today

We all love the smell when we take delivery of a brand new car but a report last year by a US environmental group suggested that the “new car smell” was actually due to toxic chemicals. Cars that caused the most concern included the Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Aveo, and the Kia Rio. While the report did not specifically mention a direct health risk, it noted that some toxic chemicals were found to be at five or sometimes even tens time the level than would be found in an average home.

Now, a new report from the same group seems to indicate that car manufacturers have changed their manufacturing processes to reduce the toxicity of the new car smell.

The car with the best marks was the Acura RDX SH sport-utility vehicle. Three Smart cars made the list of 10 best picks, as did two Chevy models and two Toyotas. Also among the lauded models were the Chevy HHR SUV, as well as the BMW M5 and Honda Accord EXL sedans.

Among the worst vehicles, according to the rankings, were the Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider convertible and Suzuki Reno hatchback, as well as the BMW 120i and Volkswagen Beetle convertibles.

So, the next time you get into a brand new car and breathe in that oh-so-fresh new car smell you can relax and not worry that you are being slowly poisoned by your new purchase. The bad news? As soon as you pull off that lot, you’ll ask yourself if that new car smell was worth eating all that depreciation.

10 Second Mitsubishi Evo X

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