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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Shows Skin in New Teaser Images

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/23/2015 Karla Sanchez

Mitsubishi is hyping up the 2016 Outlander’s big reveal once again, as the automaker has released two more teaser images of the upcoming crossover. Although the photos are dark like the first image revealed last week, we get a much better idea of what the new Outlander will look like since it’s showing a lot more skin in these new photos.

The first image shows the Outlander’s front end, which looks awfully familiar to the Outlander PHEV Concept-S plug-in hybrid shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Like that concept, the Outlander in the image boasts a two-bar chrome grille with a chrome accent underlining the headlights and connecting to the fog light surrounds in the lower front fascia. We also get a sneak peek at the Outlander’s rear end, which boasts more chrome with a bar flanked by two newly-designed taillights. Even in the shadows, we can see that the crossover sports big bulges on its hips, making it look more aggressive and capable than the current Outlander.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Shows Skin in New Teaser Images

Although we don’t know much else about the upcoming Outlander, we do know that its design language will lay the foundation for other upcoming Mitsubishi models. The automaker points out that the new Outlander features over 100 engineering and design improvements that make it look and drive better than the current model. Things we can look forward to on the new crossover include a quieter and more premium cabin, and improved driving dynamics such as ride, handling, and throttle response. Aside from the usual gas engines, we expect the new Outlander be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, though it could be a while. The new Outlander PHEV plug-in has been delayed several times for U.S. release, but if all goes as planned, it could go on sale early next year.

This model comes rather early considering the Outlander was last redesigned for the 2014 model year, but it could mark the official start of the brand’s revamp. Mitsubishi has been vocal about introducing more products like a refreshed Lancer sedan. The automaker has also had a presence at several auto shows, including the Chicago show where it debuted a GC-PHEV Concept that originally debuted over a year ago in Tokyo.

We’ll find out more about the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander when it’s revealed next week in New York.

Source: Mitsubishi

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