After we saw Mitsubishi’s Engelberg Tourer concept last March at the Geneva International Motor Show these spy shots don’t come as a surprise at all. That’s right! Mitsubishi started working on its mid-size SUV and we’ve got the very first shots of the totally redesigned 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander.
At first glance, the new crossover SUV looks essentially different from the predecessor. There’s a few extra inches of length which promise additional space inside. Speaking of which, the rear doors are definitely longer, so the access to the third row of seats should be simplified. We can’t really say how exactly is going to look the redesigned SUV, but the camouflaged prototype hints great resemblance with the aforementioned concept. More precisely, details seen on the Engelberg Tourer such as the outlandish side-window profile, impressive dual-element headlights and eye-catching wraparound taillights will definitely become a part of the next-generation Outlander.
The redesigned model will reportedly ride on a completely new platform. As far as we’ve found out, the automaker will employ the architecture which has been co-developed with Renault and Nissan. Meaning, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will use the same underpinnings as the next Koleos and the X-Trail.
Engine-wise, the new gen SUV should offer both gasoline and PHEV powertrains. The new plug-in hybrid will consist of a 2.4-liter engine and a pair of electric motors (one per each axle). The option will be not only more efficient the current one, but also significantly powerful.
The mid-size SUV will make debut sometime next year, most probably before summer.