As we had assumed, the new Mitsubishi ASX shown at the Geneva Motor Program closely previewed the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that will go on sale in the US this September. Mitsubishi exposed the brand-new Outlander Sport on Tuesday at its research study and development center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The redesign is quite extensive, as midcycle freshenings go, with the 2020 Outlander Sport using a new front end, a new back, new 18- inch wheels and new interior products.
The style offers strong tips regarding the look of all future Mitsubishis, stated Nate Berg, director of item preparation for Mitsubishi Motors The United States And Canada. It was previewed by the Engelberg Tourer concept
” Design will be a crucial tactical thing progressing for Mitsubishi Motors,” Berg said. “We will continue to concentrate on refining our style.”
Up front, the design modification starts with a new, flatter hood that no longer angles down towards the front of the car. The whole front fascia is new, with a wider version of Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Guard” grille. The fog lights and turn signals are at the far edges of the cars and truck and separated from the headlights. It’s a much harder look than the old design. LED headlights are now basic– last year they weren’t even available as an alternative.
The cars and truck’s 18- inch wheels have been redesigned, too, as have the LED taillights. A brand-new rear bumper design has additional plastic cladding and faux-vents, remembering the appearance of the Subaru Crosstrek There’s even a new faux-plastic fender vent ahead of the front doors.
An in-your-face design was crucial provided that lots of Outlander Sport customers pointed out style as a key selling point for the crossover, Berg stated. “Our consumers have informed us they enjoy the style of our Outlander Sport,” he said. “You don’t see a lot of the competition being so bold and rugged.” Perhaps, though, something like the Hyundai Kona is up there.
Within the cabin, Berg said a lot of modifications were focused on improving quality, such as much better seat upholstery, “to give a much better, more high end appearance.” Other modifications include a standard black headliner and revamped climate-control knobs that are apparently simpler to grip. A brand-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (last year’s design had 6- or 7-inch screens) functions Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but still has physical tuning and volume knobs.
There are no modifications mechanically, so the Outlander Sport’s basic engine stays a 2.0-liter inline-four rated for 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. GT models use a 2.4-liter engine with 168 hp and 167 lb-ft. A five-speed handbook transmission was formerly provided on base designs, but has been terminated for2020 Available active-safety technology includes precollision caution and braking, blind-spot tracking and automatic high-beam headlights, though adaptive cruise control is unavailable.
Prices for the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has yet to be validated, however Berg guaranteed it won’t be too away the present model’s figures. That most likely indicates a base cost around $22,000-$23,000, with the GT trim peaking around $27,000 The new crossover goes on sale this September.