The all-new Outlander has been leaked and teased, confirming the SUV’s design.

UPDATE, 26 January 2021: The brand new Mitsubishi Outlander has been teased once more, forward of its reveal subsequent month.

The newest teaser highlights the brand new Outlander’s off-road capabilities, exhibiting the overhauled SUV getting sideways and climbing steep hills over dust, snow, gravel and dust, due to its Tremendous-All Wheel Management (S-AWC) all-wheel-drive system.

“We took every little thing we learn about on- and off-road driving from the rally experiences to use the newest Tremendous-All Wheel Management know-how in our newly developed platform”, mentioned Kentaro Honda, Outlander undertaking chief engineer.

“We additionally particularly developed a brand new drive mode selector to offer assured driving always and in all climate situations. We hope that many shoppers can have nice experiences with the improved driving efficiency of the all-new Outlander.”

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander might be unveiled in full on 17 February at 10am AEDT.

UPDATE, December 11, 2020: Sizzling on the heels of leaked photographs of the upcoming SUV hitting social media, Mitsubishi has launched an official teaser picture of the upcoming Outlander.

The only, poorly-lit picture launched by the Japanese model hints in direction of the brand new Outlander’s overhauled exterior design leaked earlier this week – see our full story under – with an upright, modern form closely influenced by the Engelberg Tourer idea of 2019.

The images, posted on Instagram account @allcarnews, present the Mitsubishi SUV utterly undisguised, with the account claiming the Outlander was snapped whereas sitting in an open automotive park.

The brand new Outlander seems to be to share the majority of its design with Mitsubishi’s Engelberg Tourer – an idea first proven in March 2019 – and carries the model’s present design language, showcasing slim headlights and pointed entrance facia.

It is anticipated the car will share its underpinnings with the upcoming Nissan X-Path, due to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Whereas no particulars have been confirmed, these spy pictures reveal an uncanny resemblance to the Nissan SUV on the car’s D-pillar.

In keeping with a report from web site CarBuzz in October 2019, a submitting with the US Nationwide Freeway Transport Security Administration exhibits the brand new Outlander might be powered by the X-Path’s 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine, producing 135kW and 245Nm in its American tuning.

A plug-in hybrid mannequin, often known as the Outlander PHEV, is nearly definitely on the playing cards, proving a preferred possibility for consumers in recent times wanting an electrified powertrain with the comfort of an SUV physique.

The present Outlander PHEV makes use of a 2.4-litre petrol four-cylinder mated to 2 electrical motors mounted on every axle, with 60kW on the entrance and 70kW on the rear, and powered by a 13.8kWh battery pack.

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Mitsubishi launched a sporty Outlander PHEV GSR just lately – the GSR badge being a nod to turbocharged Mitsubishi fashions of a bygone period – suggesting the corporate was dipping its toe within the electrified efficiency SUV phase.

On the worldwide launch of the Eclipse Cross PHEV final week, Mitsubishi design boss Seiji Watanabe steered an electrified high-performance SUV might be on the horizon.

“I really feel Mitsubishi, sooner or later, wish to push with extra efficiency design,” Mr Watanabe mentioned on the time.

“That is only a private opinion – I am unable to say the main points of the long run – however, for me, considered one of our strongest [ideas] is fantastic efficiency.”

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is predicted to be unveiled early within the new yr, with the mannequin to be obtainable from the third quarter.

Ben Zachariah

Beneath: The present 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GSR