The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander seven-passenger crossover made its official unveiling recently at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. uses new design language on the 2016 Outlander – the first Mitsubishi production vehicle to do so. The changes on the 2016 Outlander go beyond aesthetics.
Overall driving experience is enhanced with a staggering amount of major engineering and design improvements. The 2016 Outlander is expected to appeal to buyers who are looking for quality, value, and safety.
"Dynamic Shield" -- Mitsubishi's new front design concept – is seen on the 2016 Outlander. For generations, the Montero has had bumper side protection – a feature that protects the car and the people. This will be making its way to the Outlander.
The chassis of the 2016 Outlander gets multiple design and engineering improvements such as a more rigid body and suspension structure, a new design for its suspension and Electric Power Steering, more sound insulation, noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, a new set of dynamic front suspension and rear differential dampers, and better weather stripping and engine compartment trim for all its models.
Furthermore, the new generation continuously-variable transmission provides better acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery for all of its CVT-equipped models.
When it comes to the exterior, the 2016 Outlander features a redesigned front fascia, halogen headlights, LED position lights, front fenders, lower door sections, a set of 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights on all models.
It also features power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights on the GT model. The interior has been reconfigured and now comes with a redesigned steering wheel, accent trim, headliner, seating surfaces, rear folding seat, display audio system (all models), and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink (GT model).
Its safety systems include Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that are now offered for the SEL and GT Models. Mitsubishi Motors is on an impressive sales momentum. It ended 2014 with a 24.8% increase in sales compared to that of 2013, which gives it one of the top sales growths in the U.S.
In the first quarter of 2015, it has recorded a sales growth year-over-year. MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen said that the 2016 Outlander offers a “more compelling value” and is an “entirely new vehicle” in terms of its looks and its feel due to its new designs and its numerous engineering upgrades.