According to the newest reports, the upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander model will be based on the new Nissan Rogue crossover. This attractive SUV will sit on the same platform as Rogue and it will be longer and wider than the most of the Mitsubishi models in its line.
From the same source, we got the information that the new model will keep the same engine options. We can also expect a plug-in hybrid variant with this model and plenty of new modifications. The safety will be improved and many new techs will be installed.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Offers Sharp And Clean Lines
The exterior of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is attractive and sharp. Furthermore, in the same class, the models like Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 offers a much better look. However, the Mitsubishi look is clean and comes with almost the same nose that sits on the Lexus NX model.
The package that comes with a base model will include electric windshield-wiper de-icer, power-folding side mirrors and attractive 18-inch wheels. The roof rack is also a base part that adds to this SUV some chrome materials. Furthermore, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid model or PHEV will also see some changes and it will add additional fuel door on the right side that will hide charge port.
Interior Design And Safety Features
The cabin of the Mitsubishi Outlander is unique and stylish. Furthermore, this SUV offers seats for seven. The front of the cabin will get the most of comfort, while the 3rd-row bench is extremely small and is not ideal to accommodate adults.
The tech inside is updated and now this model will get the 7-inch touch screen and a rearview camera as the standard equipment. Also, safety this year is better thanks to Blind Spot Warning system, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The Outlander GT version will add a multi-view camera and heated steering wheel.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Under the Hood
The new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will keep the same engine line as the current one. The base one model is equipped with the 2.4-liter inline-4 that is able to deliver 166 HP and 162 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy also remains the same in the city/highway fuel 25/30 mpg for the model with FWD system and 24/29 mpg for AWD.
The second one, that will be available under the hood of the GT model comes with the 3.0-liter V6 engine. Furthermore, this year engine will get some modifications and now it delivers 230 HP or 6 HP more than the predecessor. The torque of this engine is 220 lb-ft. This model is only available with the AWD system. Fuel economy in the city/highway is 20/27 mpg.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The third engine comes with the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV model. This model will provide great fuel economy and output. The plug-in hybrid vehicle uses a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors. This combination will give this SUV total output of 217 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque. The sophisticated system allows you to run on electricity alone up to 22 miles.
Furthermore, with the combination of the battery and gas engine, the buyers will get a total range of 310 miles. The battery recharging will take around 8 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet, However, with the stronger 240-volt line the owners will get the halftime of 4 hours. Also, this offer will be DC Fast Charging system that lets you charge to 80 percent capacity in 25 minutes. The fuel economy of this model is rated at 25 mpg combined/74 MPGe.
Price and Release Date
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the upcoming Mitsubishi Outlander ES will be just under $25,000. However, the SE that is the most recommended model starts with $1,000 more or $26,000, while the V6-powered GT trim is $32,500. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL trim cost $35,500 and $41,000 for a GT. We can expect this SUV to debut in the middle of 2020.