Updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Revealed At 2015 New York Auto Show

APR 2 2015 BY MARK KANE 25

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Here is the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

Production version with conventional drivetrain looks swell, which makes it a good base for the future PHEV version that will be available in US in approximately one year.

2016 Outlander has capacity for seven-passengera, but we are not sure whether this will remain or if the PHEV will again get only five seats.

MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen said:

“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. 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.”

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Here is more info on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander:

“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 (all models). Additionally, the new generation continuously-variable transmission offers improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery (all CVT-equipped models).

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

The exterior design features of the 2016 Outlander include a redesigned front fascia, front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights (all models); and power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights (GT model). The reconfigured interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, seating surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seat, headliner, display audio system (all models) and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (GT model).

Mitsubishi’s advanced safety systems including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are now available for the SEL and GT Models.”

 “New 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: A Redesigned and Reengineered Crossover Value /

Much more than a traditional mid-cycle design “refreshing” that consists of minor aesthetic updates, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been redesigned and reengineered to stand out in the competitive small crossover segment with its powerful and dynamic appearance and refined driving experience. Combined with Mitsubishi’s reliability and safety standards, the 2016 Outlander is an unmatched value.

The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander features a bold new exterior design, an eloquent yet functional interior space, and over 100 engineering and design improvements to the platform for better structural rigidity, ride quality and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with the following standard features:

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Interior

  • Automatic climate control
  • ECO mode switch
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • 6 speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System® w/USB port
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Power door locks and side view mirrors
  • Power windows with driver’s one-touch up/down
  • Full-color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat  with independent slide and reclining adjusters
  • 50/50 third-row fold-flat seating
  • Underfloor rear cargo storage
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Soft-touch instrument panel trim
  • Remote keyless entry with panic feature
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Gloss-black shifter panel with silver accent
  • Two 12-volt power outlets
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

 

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Exterior

  • Auto-off halogen headlights
  • LED position lights
  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • LED rear taillights
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Color-keyed front & rear bumpers with chrome accent
  • Color-keyed exterior door handles
  • Roof carrier plug-in accommodation
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Windshield wiper de-icer (GT model)

Safety

  • Advanced seven (7) SRS air bag system including driver’s knee air bag, front air bags, front seat mounted side-impact air bags and 1st and 2nd-row occupants curtain side air bags
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic  Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Mitsubishi Motors’ Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Warranty:

  • Fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance

Appealing New-Look Exterior
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.

The exterior design incorporates a modern and aggressive-looking redesigned front fascia, along with new redesigned front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights (all models). For the top-of-the-line Outlander GT model, new exterior features include power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Fresh New Interior
The 2016 receives a fresh design update to the interior incorporating soft touch features that also includes a redesigned steering wheel, a new Mitsubishi Multi Communication System(MMCS) navigation and display audio system and accent trim for the doors and dashboard, along with improved seating surfaces and headliner (all models) and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (GT model). Additional improvements include a newly redesigned folding rear seat for easier operation.

Improved, More Refined Platform and Drivetrain
The 2016 Outlander boasts improved handling and greatly reduced noise, vibration and harshness, along with increased body and suspension structural rigidity, for a quieter and superbly composed ride. Design improvements include redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, thicker rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, dynamic dampers on front and rear suspension and rear differential, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim (all models). Another new feature is a new generation continuously-variable transmission for improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery (all CVT-equipped models).

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Comprehensive Safety/Warranty for Advanced Safety Technologies
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with advanced safety technologies including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The 2014 and 2015 Outlander are rated a “Top Safety Pick+” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to the optional Forward Collision Mitigation.

Every 2016 Outlander also includes seven (7) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) air bag with front air bags with passenger weight and driver’s seat position sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, and curtain side air bags with roll-over sensors; anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Hill Start Assist (HSA); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

An additional layer of occupant protection is afforded by Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system that absorbs energy to help provide protection to the vehicle’s occupants. RISE safety structure technology is engineered into every vehicle in Mitsubishi Motors’ product lineup.”

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

 

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25 Comments on "Updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Revealed At 2015 New York Auto Show"

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I guess they wanted to compete on who could make the ugliest front end. This entry may just take the “Catfish” award away from Lexus. I was hoping the Outlander would be available in the US before I needed to replace my CR-V. Now I am hoping for something else to become available.

You don’t like how the grill looks so you’re going to pass? haha

Yes, aesthetics are important. If I am repulsed by how a vehicle such as this one look, I won’t enjoy it as much. This probably seems ironic considering I have a Spark EV, but my wife and I both like the Spark EV, and those were the relevant opinions at purchase time.

It’s easy to modify a front grille.
IF this model takes off like anticipated, I would bet someone will be making aftermarket kits.

a business opportunity for sure!

We are definitely going to remember the 20-teens as the decade of the gaping maw grill. I’ll be glad when it’s over.

This will be available in the next few weeks in counties where it is sold now.
See the update here: http://www.themotorreport.com.au/61235/new-mitsubishi-outlander-facelift-revealed-in-australia-from-april

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This thing is 100% ICE.
Why again is it posted here?

Because there will supposedly be a PHEV:

“…future PHEV version that will be available in US in approximately one year.”

This will be something I look at if nothing else is available when it comes time to replace one of our Volts.

I’m tired of waiting for a replacement SUV for my Volt as well. Maybe the new 2016 Q5 plug-in will fit the bill as well. One can hope.

Yes, I don’t get it either. Until there are actually details posted on the PHEV version (the press release doesn’t even mention it), there’s no call to quote the ICE version PR.

Because the PHEV version will likely look the same.

Because the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has become the number 2 selling Electric Fueled Vehicle in Europe and Asia!

Pushing or now passing 50,000 sold, Globaly!

Remember that this machine has been allegedly blocked for US sales due in part to California Air Resource Board – Traction Battery Monitoring requirements.

Link Goes To Inside EVs,Editor Jay
Coles’, “California Delays Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s US Debut To Late 2015, Early 2016 (Update: ARB Response)” 05.16.2014-

http://insideevs.com/california-delays-mitsubishi-outlander-phevs-us-debut/

Meanwhile, globally, Mitsubishi is promoting the #OutlanderPHEV fiercely-

Promotional Links-

http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/outlander/explore-phev.aspx

http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/showroom/phev/

Best one yet.

Link Goes To Youtube – “Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | ASIA Cross Country Rally 2013” – Insane Electric Fueled Veicle 4 Wheeling!-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frRsBqa6aoo

Finally, major European Automotive Press is weighing in on Outlander PHEV savings- fuel/costs potential for business owners.

Link Goes To Youtube- “Review of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV by a Small Business Owner”-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQgn28I-dQQ&feature=youtu.be

link Goes To British Automotive Journalist John W. Curtis: “All-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV beats BMW i3 for ‘Best Alternative Fuel Vehicle’ Award”-

http://thatfridayfeeling.co.uk/2014/05/07/all-new-mitsubishi-outlander-phev-beats-bmw-i3-for-best-alternative-fuel-vehicle-award/

So even if restricted for US sales by Traction Battery limitations or regulation,this is gonna get real interesting…very soon!

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They could have just shipped the current Gen Outlander PHEV to every state except California. Even in California, they could have sold it, just not gotten the CARB credits.

Having it be a success in spite of CARB would prove that some of the CARB rules are really not helpful.

I think the new front end design is a big improvement over the last model. The majority of the buyers in this segment will feel the same.
The expectation is that they don’t slip the PHEV launch date again. It could easily catch up to the Volt and Leaf for plug in sales as it will have no competition for a small crossover plugin.
X5, XC90, ML500 & the Model X will be priced at least $20k above the Outlandr PHEV.

Well . . . it is better looking than the previous version. Not by much, IMHO. But it is nice enough looking. Get the PHEV over here and start raking in bank.

I agree, ugly grille.

No official word from Mitsu on a PHEV? Not a good sign!

looks like a Subaru Outback

If the PHEV has the third row, is AWD, and is priced competitively, Mitsu may actually still be able to have a major US hit on their hands. If they can actually get the vehicle here before the competition catches up (e.g., GM, Toyota).

As with the current generation, it’s very unlikely there’ll be a 3rd row in the new PHEV. The batteries and electric motor have to go somewhere, and keep in mind that you’re still hauling the whole original ICE drivetrain. I say it’d still be a great package – plenty of room for 5 with a huge trunk, or a cavernous cargo bay with seats folded down. Blows the doors off any PHEV currently on the U.S. market, especially if the PHEV premium is in line with the reasonable price in other markets.

I greet this with a yawn of relief rather than the exasperated gasp that accompanied the renderings. Sure it’s relevant here because of the allegedly following PHEV, which would’ve been a hit in its old clothes if Mitsubishi had managed to make enough for a U.S. launch. Let’s hope the PHEV retains seating for seven, because otherwise it’s just another too-tall station wagon with added mpg (despite the jacked-up stance).

I’m confused by this “just another too-tall station wagon with added MPG” assessment. It’s a PHEV, which means that for many use cases it will operate as a BEV, possibly for days or weeks at a time. That’s HUGE, and no other PHEV (Ford’s Energi models, the Volt, the Prius PlugIn) is in the same league in terms of passenger/cargo utility, and none are AWD. The Outlander PHEV isn’t “just another” ANYTHING – it’s a unique proposition in the current market, and every proposed competitor on the horizon looks to be at least $10k+ pricier.

Trying to copy Lexus’ grotesque grill is a fail IMO. All I can say is it was worse before. The big selling point is that its a PHEV CUV/SUV. By the time we get it I think there will be competition.

Vike, by “too-tall station wagon”, I meant the high stance and upright seating positions with associated frontal area penalties, and the high waistline like the C-Max. A 7-seat streamliner like the non-NA-market Honda Odyssey would be a better-handling and more spacious family hauler.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Odyssey_%28international%29#/media/File:2008_Honda_Odyssey_01.JPG
But, after the great experience with my i-MiEV, I’d be biased toward the Mitsu PHEV.

Nice looking vehicle, but I agree with everyone who thinks the grille is ugly. I’m fussy about aesthetics too!