The Mitsubishi Outlander is family-sized crossover SUV with the
stylish look and standard three rows of seats. This compact
crossover is also generous with the standard and optional
features while also boasts strong safety scores and comes with
the low price tag. You can also get this model with the
four-cylinder or V-6 engine option and front- or all-wheel
drive. However, if you want it with greener and more
efficient powertrain and the newest features, then you should
wait for the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.
New for 2018:
The redesigned Outlander went on the sale for the 2014 model
year. But Mitsubishi waited just two years to update this model
again. The 2016 version received improved body structure and
suspension alongside with the refreshed front and rear fascias.
There were some cabin upgrades as well and updated features and
CVT. The 2017 model brought an upgraded infotainment system and
new safety features.
However, for the 2018 model year, Mitsubishi should bring the
plug-in hybrid powertrain which has already been a huge success
in Europe and there should be other upgrades as well.
Unfortunately, Mitsubishi still hides the details about this
version and other updates are also the secret.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander: Styling
Mitsubishi hasn’t said anything about the look of the new 2018
Mitsubishi Outlander. However, we don’t expect that new
model will be a large departure from the current design.
Mitsubishi refreshed front and rear end styling for the 2016
model year and the 2018 version should display only minor
The front fascia could get refreshed headlights and tweaked
grille and front bumper. The same treatment is expected for
mode’s rear fascia while the model should stay in the current
Inside, the Outlander should not change much either. It will
feature soft-touch materials and will have an attractive dash.
Comfortable front seats will provide long-ride comfort but
passengers in the middle row will also enjoy in the sufficient
head and legroom. Since the model should remain in the same
proportions the maximum of 63.3 cubes should be available for
On the other hand, the new Outlander should expand the list of
standard features and offer updated safety features. All models
will come with the latest infotainment platform, LED DRLs and
taillights, dual-zone climate control, tilt-and-telescopic
steering wheel, etc. The higher-spec versions will add upgraded
upholstery, power seats, a sunroof, advanced safety features,
etc. The model will include active safety systems like
the lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, surround
view cameras, blind-spot system, rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander: Powertrains
The power options for the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander should
again include the four-cylinder and V-6 engines with the
addition of the plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The base engine should remain a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit
but it should see some improvements. In its current form it can
produce 166 hp and torque 162 pound-feet. It comes with the
continuously variable transmission and with front- or
A more powerful option should be a 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
Improved version of this engine should produce more than 224 hp
and 215 lb-ft of torque.
However, the most significant upgrade will be the plug-in
hybrid version of this model. This version will integrate a
complex drive system capable of delivering strong performance
and respectable efficiency. However, Mitsubishi still hides the
specification of this version. In the European-spec version,
the PHEV version combines the 2.0-liter four-cylinder MIVEC
engine with front and rear electric motors and battery pack.
This model provides the EV range of 33 miles.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander: Arrival, Price
The new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander should arrive by the end of
this year. Projected price range should start from around $25,