The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been revealed at the New York Motor Show overnight only a few weeks ahead of its launch in Australia.

MITSUBISHI HAS BEEN drip-feeding teaser images of its 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander for the last few weeks with the suggestion the new SUV might look much sharper than the current model. It doesn’t, but we’ll wait to pass final judgment once we’ve seen it in the metal mid-April.

According to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander features 100 styling and engineering improvements. The most obvious styling tweak is the brand’s new Dynamic Shield design language which is most noticeable at the front of the vehicle.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander revealed

According to the press statement, “Mitsubishi has made multiple design and engineering upgrades to Outlander, including increased body and suspension structural rigidity, redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, noise-isolating windscreen and tailgate glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, new dynamic front suspension and rear differential dampers. Additionally, the new generation continuously-variable transmission offers improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery”.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander revealed

Inside, the Outlander’s gets a new design steering wheel design and premium grade materials deployed in the seat trim, headliner and interior accents.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the new Outlander is an example of the enormous energy and investment Mitsubishi is currently devoting to product development and research and design.

“The smarter, more refined 2016 Outlander is part of a major product and style rebirth taking place within MMC, and reflects the company’s stronger focus on quality, technology and design excellence,” he said.

“The changes to Outlander are more than cosmetic, with numerous engineering improvements made to Outlander’s suspension and steering system, NVH package and drivetrain performance.

“Outlander will continue to offer great SUV functionality, terrific fuel economy and low running costs but will now be significantly quieter, more responsive and even more enjoyable to drive, making it a real stand out in the medium SUV class.”

So, what do you think, has Mitsubishi done enough with its new Outlander to compete with the CX-5 and new Forester diesel?


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