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2015 NYIAS: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets a new look

At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled the 2016 Outlander 7-passenger crossover. The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is the first production car to feature the brand’s new design language.

“The 2016 Outlander has an eye-catching new design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades, the new Outlander literally looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even more compelling value than before,” said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen. “Mitsubishi’s outstanding sales momentum is carrying into the new-year and with the arrival of the 2016 Outlander crossover we are well positioned to sustain our growth.”

The new front end design, known as “Dymanic Shield” features a redesigned front fascia, front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights. Walk around the car and you’ll notice lower door sections, 18-inch alloy wheels, a new redesigned rear fascia and more.

Inside, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets a redesigned steering wheel, new seat surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seats and other safety options including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are now available for the SEL and GT Models.

Power for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes from a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine making 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. A CVT transmission is mated to the engine and there is an option of Mitsubishi’s S-AWC all-wheel-drive system.

Mitsubishi Motors finished 2014 with vehicle sales up 24.8 percent over 2013 – among the highest sales growth in the U.S. auto industry. That sales momentum is carrying over through the first quarter of 2015, with continued year-over-year sales growth.

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