It’s been a while since we had an SUV such as the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander to talk about. This is expected to be more than a mere facelift, but alas, any reliable details are still far ahead, so all we have to go on for the time being are the rumors. So, without further ado, let’s see what Mitsubishi might have in store for us.
As for the release date, it is far too soon to know exactly, but late 2017 is a good guess.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Price
While it is far too early to talk about the price tag on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the old price tags make a pretty good estimate at where the price might stand in the near future.
Judging by its class and competition, it should start at roughly $25,000 for the base version, with higher tiers reaching $35,000 or maybe even more, depending on the additional equipment and other fees and costs.
On the outside, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is not going to look that much different from the previous models, apart from a new two-louver grille complete with the well-known logo.
Both the grille and its headlights are going to be redesigned to make it more impressive and sporty. Overall, we are looking at a lot of chrome on the outside, emphasized by the standard LED fog lights.
The overall body line was already aerodynamic to begin with, so do not expect much change in this regard.
If you add a bunch of chrome details around the sides and more aluminum for the body itself, there should be a pretty accurate image of what the new Outlander might look like in two years.
Interior of Mitsubishi Outlander
On the inside, there shouldn’t be that many surprises, apart from the new upholstery for the seats, of course. The steering wheel may be tweaked a bit, but it is not like it will be reinvented or anything.
Of course, these are all speculations since we won’t have anything real to base it on for at least another year or so. Still, the safety features as well as the infotainment system are due for an update.
A blind spot monitor would be nice, pedestrian detection and advanced connectivity options would also be appreciated.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2018 Engine
As far as the engine goes, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a trick up its proverbial hood yet, as there is no telling what kind of powertrain will find its way out there.
Will it be similar to the old hybrid version with a 2.0 L engine in combination with a couple of electric motors? The old one was capable of good traction on all four wheels, but the exact specs are unknown. More on that as they are revealed.
There are also rumors about the ability to cycle between different drive modes, and that the Outlander will do so automatically, based on its own, internal systems.
One cool feature we would like to see is the PHEV mode where breaking actually generates electricity that powers the batteries.