Remember the Airtrek concept Mitsubishi revealed last April at the 2021 Auto Shanghai? It's the upcoming electric crossover being co-developed with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Motor). At the time, Mitsubishi gave us a sneak peek of the upcoming concept, showing the crossover's front and rear fascia. It certainly looked nothing like the previous Airtrek crossover as well.
Now, it seems Mitsubishi has released the official “spy photos” of the upcoming EV. Interestingly, the photos show the crossover covered in camouflage. We're not exaggerating either, as the even wheels are covered. The only parts left uncovered are the headlights and taillights.
In terms of design, the Airtrek borrows several design cues from the 2022 Outlander. Upfront, there's the signature Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield flanked by thin LED daytime running lights. Below the DRLs are the headlights with a unique inverted L-shape design. The rest of the front bumper appears similar to the Outlander apart from the sensor at the center of the intake.
Interestingly, the Airtrek will look more like a rugged crossover instead of a city cruiser. Note that there are black moldings on the fenders. These will likely connect to black cladding on the lower portion of the front and rear bumpers. At the rear, it features similar inverted L-shaped taillights. Meanwhile, the high-angle photo shows the EV will come with a panoramic sunroof.
Details of the Airtrek's electric powertrain have yet to be revealed. But if there's one thing to note, the camouflaged model we see here is possibly the final production model. If you remember, the concept they showed at Auto Shanghai did not have any camo at all. It even had the placement of the badges at the rear. With that in mind, the Airtrek EV will likely be making its official debut very soon. Based on Mitsubishi's product timeline, it will be in 2021.