Mitsubishi doesn’t believe in the tired old phrase, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” and the fresh style of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander’s new look is evidence to that.
No one was clamoring for an update to the Outlander. In a crowded crossover market, the Mitsubishi Outlander has always been a high-performing model that’s only growing stronger in popularity across the country. So, no, the Outlander wasn’t broke – but Mitsubishi sure did fix it!
The Outlander’s new look debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Apart from its overall modern but still traditionally-sporty visage, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander features power-folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators and new wheel arch molders for their 18-inch wheels. The interior was also refreshed, with a crisp 6.1-inch display and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated Homelink buttons for increased ease and organization.
The power of the Outlander has not been touched, much to our relief, and the MSRP of $19,595 remains the same as well.
It’s been an exciting week at the 2015 New York Auto Show with Mitsubishi finally dropping the curtain on the new 2016 Outlander. The fresh design language incorporated from the Outlander PHEV Concept-S seems geared towards U.S. resurgence and the improved quality of the fresh Outlander makes it a compelling crossover.
In all, Mitsubishi employed 100 design changes compared to last year’s model. An angular, muscular chrome grill dominates the front end accentuating its aggressive lines. The doorsills now sport silver cladding and the hatchback has a noticeable skid-plate for a more rugged effect.
The interior receives many new changes, from premium soft-touch materials to additional padding on the steering wheel – but the biggest improvement is what you can’t see. The new Outlander will be markedly quieter by way of acoustic windshield glass and sound deadening material located in wheel wells, side mirrors, and throughout its structure. Certainly the 2016 Outlander revamp will demand a test drive if you’re in the crossover market.
Mitsubishi has a runaway success on their hands, so come see the entire lineup of cars and SUVs at Heritage Mitsubishi.