Well, it seems that the new generation Outlander Sport may come a bit earlier than we expected. The early prototype has been spotted already, so the Mitsubishi’s compact crossover should be introduced late next year as the 2018 model.
The camouflaged crossover appears to feature a plenty of changes on the exterior design. At the front, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may get a totally redesigned hood that seems to have some bulges. In addition, the new headlights are notably slimmer, while the grille could become more massive. The fog lamps are still covered, but it looks like they will be positioned notably higher than now. The rooflines are more sloped, so the crossover sports almost coupe shape, while the rear hatch gets a very dynamic shape. From our point of view, the next generation Outlander Sport will have a lot in common with the Mitsubishi eX Concept. Moreover, the car manufacturer could easily utilize concept’s interior for the upcoming compact crossover. Okay, it won’t be that futuristic, but it would definitely feature a large infotainment touchscreen, yet analog gauges on the instrument cluster. The producer will try to win more with a range of standard equipment. According to our insider, the base model will feature heated seats and navigation system, which is really great.
There is no official information regarding the drivetrain of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, yet we have heard that’s coming as the fully-electric SUV. If that turns out to be true, you can expect to see the interesting and totally new EV system, so-called Twin Motor 4WD drivetrain, which delivers 70 kW to both front and rear wheels. We don’t know much about it, yet it should be able to cross at least 250 miles on a single charging. Except for the EV model, the automaker will probably to offer a gasoline version too. The traditional crossover might get a revised 2.0-liter engine, which could produce at least 160 horsepower. Of course, it will be paired with a CVT only, but you will be able to choose between the front- and al-wheel drive setup.
There will be more info in the coming months, so stay with us.