According to a person working for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander is already planned and probably produced in a Renault plant. Though this source did not exactly refer to this compact crossover, the phrase “a large Mitsubishi SUV” in report showed a strong link to much anticipated all-new Outlander.
The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander might have sharp differences from 2018 model
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Since Mitsubishi joined alliance with Renault and Nissan, it has tried to make best use of shared resources from these precious partners. Thus, it’s understandable why the next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander might roll out of a Renault plant, specifically at Douai plant. However, this is just our speculation as official information of the factory has not been announced yet.
Meanwhile, a different source claimed that the all-new Outlander will launch its production by 2021 with increased body length and width, using CMF-C/D platform of the Alliance. The fresh report suggested it might apply Nissan X-Trail underpinnings and this generation will also be presented with a hybrid version.
While waiting for the next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander to be out in 2020/2021, car fans can expect the release of facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV which was introduced at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
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Pictures of facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the latest entry of the brand into the Philippine market's clean energy crossover. It features a twin electric motor system that provides the vehicle four-wheel-drive. It can send power to the rear and front wheels separately. The Japanese crossover’s electric motor also benefits the vehicle of near-instantaneous torque and zero emissions. Under the hood of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV lies a naturally aspirated 2.4L gasoline engine that generates 128 horsepower and 199 Newton-meter of torque paired to a hybrid system. The electric motor generates 137 Newton-meter of torque – sufficient energy to keep the eco-friendly SUV going. The vehicle's electric motor and battery pack provide the Japanese crossover an excellent fuel efficiency. Another attractive characteristic of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is its 5-star NCAP safety rating that will provide users with worry-free driving. The vehicle's additional safety features are forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam, blind-spot warning, ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system, and rear cross-traffic alert. Mitsubishi Philippines offers the Outlander PHEV in a single variant. The starting price of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 PHEV is Php 2,998,000 with six different color options to choose from: Ruby Black Pearl, Quartz Brown, Rally Red, Pearl White Alloy, Mercury Grey, and Alloy Silver.
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