With the set of images, Mitsubishi previewed a range of changes for its bestselling nameplate for this year. However, irrespective of the fact that the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport which is also known as the ASX is some countries, looks completely different from the predecessor, we can’t really talk about a complete makeover. No, the crossover kept its bones and footprint unchanged, so it’s basically just an extensive refresh.
Since the automaker released official images, it’s not too hard to figure out what has been changed from the outside. The new crossover sports a totally new front end with a more aggressive bumper that hosts license plate and new air intakes. The amazing set of fog lamps and turning signals has been placed at corners. It’s important to mention that both of them are using LED technology. The same technology occupies the redesigned headlights of course. Altogether, the front end looks more angular than before. The rear end features several interesting changes as well. The bumper has been completely restyled and coupled with a faux skid plate, while the SUV gets a pair of new LED taillights too. Mitsubishi made available three new colors: Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange, and Oak Brown.
The interior is pretty much the same as earlier. The Outlander Sport gets just enlarged touchscreen infotainment. Yes, the updated multimedia uses an 8-inch touchscreen instead of the usual 7-inch screen. The new display can play videos from a USB stick.
The carmaker hasn’t announced powertrain specs of the refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. However, we are pretty sure it’s going to come with the already available 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 148 hp and 144 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the naturally aspirated unit, the popular compact crossover SUV will host a more potent 2.4-liter mill. The engine is capable of delivering 168 hp. Both of them come hooked up to front- or all-wheel drive system, while most of the options use a CVT transmission only. There’s an optional 5-speed manual gearbox, but the ‘box is available just for the 2.0-liter front-wheel-drive model.
The updated U.S.-specs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be introduced in a few months at the 2019 New York Auto Show, which means that SUV should become available this fall. Before all that, the Euro-version of the crossover will see light of day in March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.