If there's one model we're highly anticipating from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), it's the next-generation Outlander. We've already had glimpses of it in a shadowy teaser and from leaked spy photos, but we've yet to see it in full.
Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long before the crossover is revealed. The Japanese automaker announced that the all-new Outlander will officially debut on February 17, 2021. Apart from the official launch date, Mitsubishi also shared a video showing off the crossover's off-road capabilities.
The Outlander prototype shown here is still heavily covered in camouflage. But, we already have an idea of what the exterior-styling of the production model will look like thanks to the spy photos. The upcoming crossover will look a lot like the Engleberg Tourer concept revealed in 2019, albeit toned down.
Thanks to the 15-second clip, we do get to see the upcoming Outlander take on rough terrain. It also confirms that Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control technology all-wheel-drive system is available as an option, if not standard across the entire range. Mitsubishi also added that the new Outlander “builds on a heritage forged by the Pajero/Montero cross-country SUV”. Taking Mitsubishi's word, it means the next-generation crossover can take on the toughest terrains like its predecessor.
As for the powertrain, it could use the same 2.5-liter inline-four found in the Nissan Rogue. Do remember that the two crossovers share components, so it's not surprising if the engines are the same as well. No details were also revealed about the interior. However, the short clip does show that the new Outlander will have a floating infotainment system fixed atop the dashboard.
What's more exciting about the next-generation Outlander is that it will be Mitsubishi's first all-new product in quite a while. What do you think of it so far? And should Mitsubishi Motors Philippines bring it into the market following its launch? Chime in your opinions in the comments section.