Although the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been stealing most of the show, the regular 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander still has a lot going for it. Spy photos have surfaced showing a bit of some redesign changes the new 2017 Outlander will probably feature once its release date is confirmed. Read on to get up-to-date news concerning what you should expect the newest Mitsubishi Outlander to come with, including its release date, pricing estimates, and design changes.
Young Platform Got Even Better?
The new model is still expected to come adorned in the brand’s new design language given the platform is only one year old. What this means is that the new model will sport a higher level of refinement and overall driving experience thanks to the unprecedented number of freshening design and engineering improvements that are a notch higher than those in the existing model. In among other reasons, buyers looking for safety, quality, and value will find the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander appealing.
This is what Don Swearingen – MMNA Executive Vice President, had to say about the existing model: “The 2016 Outlander offers an even more compelling value than before. It literally feels, looks, and drives like an entirely new vehicle thanks to the long list of engineering upgrades, and new design aesthetics inside and out.” This was during the debut of the model during the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
Although that was then, the existing model and the new one share one aspect – both share the same platform christened “Dynamic Shield”. The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is expected to come with multiple facelifts meant to reinvigorate the image of the outgoing model necessary to keep up with the growing list of Joneses trying to make a cut in the rather competitive market.
This is a summary of what buyers should be on the look-out for once the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander hits the market – increased suspension, and body structural rigidity, noise-isolating windshield, a new dynamic front suspension system, and an upgraded transmission system. The latter should be expected to positively impact the shift feel, torque delivery, performance, and acceleration.
Outlander PHEV – Love At First Sight
As previously mentioned, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV debut has already occurred. The 2017 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle’s debut took place during the 2016 New York International Auto Show. There’s so much to love about the 2017 Mitsubishi PHEV including its precise, responsive 4WD performance that ensures an excellent linear handling, and driving stability. The list of safety technologies is also dizzying. However, the full Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review is covered exhaustively elsewhere on this blog. Be sure to check it out!
While we profoundly acknowledge the efforts Mitsubishi has invested in freshening the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, rivals have also improved in leaps and bounds as well. The rivals in question include the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sorento, and the Nissan Rogue.
When To Expect The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date & Price?
Judging by the heavy camouflage adorning the exterior of the new model, it clearly demonstrates that it’s a bit too early for certain info to be known at this juncture. That said, pricing estimates are unknown, but credible sources claim it’ll be offered for sale for a similar price as the model it is replacing – an MSRP starting from $25,000. Its release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior Rumors Are…
Dimensions remain unchanged over the existing model, as do the exterior colors. Slight redesigns should be expected on the front fenders, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, halogen headlights, and lower door sections. Some of the standard features to expect include a rear privacy glass, LED running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, roof rails, and body-color side mirrors.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior Facelift Is Excessive?
As can be seen from the spy pics, the interior details are hardly conspicuous. And although subtle tweaks are inevitable, we don’t expect any aspect of the cabin to change much. Some of the accessories to be on the watch out for are including a six-speaker audio system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, two 12-volt power outlets, soft-touch instrument panel trim, an underfloor rear cargo storage, a full-color LCD multi-information display, an electric power steering, an automatic climate control system.
What Are The Trim Levels?
Four trims should be expected for the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander: GT, SEL, SE, and ES. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT is covered separately.
Engine Options Are Unchanged?
It is unlikely Mitsubishi will change any of the engines offered for the existing model. Two were offered: a 166 horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder; and a 224 horsepower, 3.0L V6 engine.
Some of the safety features include an anti-theft security alarm system, an active stability control, hill start assist, engine immobilizer, and advanced seven SRS air bag system. The existing model earned a five out five star score for overall crash impact protection. Similar results should be expected for the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2017.