Mitsubishi has unveiled the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Reportedly, the 7-seater crossover SUV would also go on sale in India in 2016. The new Outlander is the first Mitsubishi production vehicle to showcase the brand’s new design language. 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is not just a cosmetic “refreshing,” however, and features an unprecedented number of important engineering and design improvements.
The 2016 Outlander features Mitsubishi’s new front design concept, “Dynamic Shield.” This feature is inherited from the bumper side protection seen on generations of the Montero, providing unique protection for both the people and car. Numerous design and engineering improvements have been made to the chassis of the 2016 Outlander, including increased body and suspension structural rigidity, redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, new dynamic front suspension and rear differential dampers, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim. Additionally, the new generation continuously-variable transmission offers improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery.
The exterior design features of the 2016 Outlander include a redesigned front fascia, front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights on all variants. Furthermore, power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights are being offered with the GT model. The reconfigured interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, seating surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seat, headliner, display audio system on each variant, while auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink is available witth GT model. Also, the company's advanced safety systems including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are now available with the SEL and GT models.
“The 2016 Outlander has an eye-catching new design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades, the new Outlander literally looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even more compelling value than before,” said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen.“Mitsubishi’s outstanding sales momentum is carrying into the new-year and with the arrival of the 2016 Outlander crossover we are well positioned to sustain our growth.