The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is finally here, and it looks good. Replacing an SUV that felt outdated even when it debuted in 2012. This model benefits from their strong alliance with Nissan as the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is based on the Rogue (X-Trail). The SUV was unveiled on Amazon Live, the first-ever car launch to feature on the web streaming platform. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander will go on sale first in the US from April, before being introduced to other markets later on in 2021.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new Mitsubishi Outlander incorporates the Japanese automaker’s new Dynamic Shield design language applied to other recent models featuring a larger grille, muscular fenders, and split headlights with slim LED running lights. Sharp character lines and a new subtle roof spoiler give the SUV a bolder look than its predecessor. It also features a new horizontal t-shaped taillight that enhances the body’s wide stance. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is positioned as a flagship model for Mitsubishi. It sits above the other Crossover SUVs in their line-up.
The interior layout looks completely different from any Mitsubishi models as it took many cues from Nissan Rogue. It comes fitted with two screens, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 9-inch centre screen. Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay are standard with the touchscreen also having physical HVAC controls buttons. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has 11 airbags as a standard feature as well as multiple USB A and USB C charge ports.
On the engine department, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a familiar 2.5-litre inline 4 cylinder engine. This engine outputs 181 hp and 181 ft./lb (245 Nm) of torque with an 8-speed CVT gearbox which is a concern to many (based on Nissan’s history of CVTs). It also comes equipped with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control 4WD system’,. It’s paired to a newly-developed drive mode selector that allows performance and grip.
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