New Mitsubishi Outlander, Other Models Coming Soon to Revive U.S. Lineup
Following a move to Franklin, Tennessee that promises closer coordination with business partner Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors North America has announced a short-term product revival plan for its lineup of cars and SUVs.
Most important, a redesigned Outlander SUV is on the way. Expected to share a platform and powertrains with the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander will wear brand-specific design cues the company characterizes as “bold, aggressive, and distinctive.” The automaker also says the redesigned 2022 Outlander will be “the quietest and best-equipped Mitsubishi ever sold in the U.S.” and promises significant technology and interior refinements compared to the current Outlander.
The release date for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is scheduled for the second quarter of 2021.
Between now and then, the existing Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) will get a larger gasoline engine with more power and a better electric drive system with greater driving range, a higher top speed for electric driving, and added refinement. Mitsubishi also enhances equipment for each trim level. The 2021 Outlander PHEV arrives by the end of 2020.
Mitsubishi’s small SUV, the Outlander Sport, received a freshening for the 2020 model year and carries over for 2021 with improved standard equipment levels. Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking will be standard for the 2021 Outlander Sport.
Early in 2021, the updated 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross arrives. The company’s second small SUV, the Eclipse Cross gets what the automaker claims are “major” front and rear styling changes, along with an upgraded interior and a new infotainment system.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan arrive after the first of the year with a restyled front end, added safety equipment, and other changes aimed at delivering value to small car shoppers on a budget.
Mitsubishi says more details about each of its improved 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles will be available closer to their arrivals in showrooms.
The information in this article is from Mitsubishi. It was accurate on July 22, 2020 but may have changed since that date.