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Mitsubishi Outlander Gets a New Face and Electric Power

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The New York Auto Show marks a major milestone for Mitsubishi. This is the first time they will be unveiling their all new 2016 Outlander and it is with this SUV that they will be showcasing the company’s new design philosophy.

On the outside, the Outlander gets a makeover utilizing more sophisticated design elements which helps boast refined look. The front facia now features a double barred chrome grille which prominently extends to the lower portions of the front bumper. Streamlined headlights housing dual projectors cap off the front end changes. Black textured body trim follows along the wheel arches and connects on the lower door sills to create a rugged yet refined look. The rear received a textured lower diffuser and redesigned tail lights.

The changes are more than just what you see on the surface. The Outlander’s chassis incorporates over 100 new design and engineering changes which all aid to create a stronger and dynamic platform. The suspension has been redesigned to offer better dampening, reduction in vibrations, and an overall better driving experience. This is all thanks to the use of dynamic dampers in the front and rear of the vehicle which helps to smooth out the ride.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S, Paris Motor Show

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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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