2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Redesign Vastly Improves Style and Ride of $24k 7-Seater



2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GTMitsubishi is adamant that this 2016 Outlander revamp is deeper than a simple facelift. They have a point: the new Outlander is virtually unrecognizable as the current model!

There is a really chic and butch feel to the new nose, with its wide swath of chrome flowing down around the new LED DRLs and LED lowbeams. This chrome frames a gloss-black central grille and intake area in a fresh, unique and semi-premium way. Mitsu calls this the Dynamic Shield look for the nose, and it is likely to feature on future crossovers and SUVs from the fast-growing brand.

The Outlander is still one of the most affordable entries to the seven-seat crossover club. Larger than the RAV4 and Nissan Rogue, but much nimbler than cars like the Honda Pilot -- the Outlander is worth a drive for folks looking for a high-quality and high-style crossover.

Pricing should be similar to the current model with the base four-cylinder ES and SE trims starting from just above $24,000, and the GT V6 starting from about $28,000. The very-desirable Touring pack adds a few G's to the price, but adds the all the latest new tech features and the LED low-beams that are not present on the base trims. All 2016 Outlanders do feature new 18-inch wheels and the cool LED brake lights.

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MITSUBISHI MOTORS NEW 2016 OUTLANDER MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2015 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

  • The 2016 Outlander showcases Mitsubishi’s new design language for the first time on a production vehicle
  • The new Outlander features over 100 engineering and design improvements
  • The 2016 Outlander marks a new era for the Mitsubishi brand relating to style, refinement and overall driving experience

 

CYPRESS, Calif. April 2, 2015Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today unveiled the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander seven-passenger crossover at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The 2016 Outlander is the first Mitsubishi production vehicle to showcase the brand’s new design language.  The 2016 Outlander is not just a cosmetic “refreshing,” however, and features an unprecedented number of important engineering and design improvements that increase the level of refinement and overall driving experience. The 2016 Outlander is a segment-leading vehicle that will appeal to buyers wanting value, quality and safety.

“The 2016 Outlander has an eye-catching new design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades, the new Outlander literally looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even  more compelling value than before,” said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen. “Mitsubishi’s outstanding sales momentum is carrying into the new-year and with the arrival of the 2016 Outlander crossover we are well positioned to sustain our growth.”

The 2016 Outlander features Mitsubishi’s new front design concept, “Dynamic Shield.” This feature is inherited from the bumper side protection seen on generations of the Montero, providing unique protection for both the people and car.

Numerous design and engineering improvements have been made to the chassis of the 2016 Outlander, including increased body and suspension structural rigidity, redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, new dynamic front suspension and rear differential dampers, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim (all models). Additionally, the new generation continuously-variable transmission offers improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery (all CVT-equipped models).

The exterior design features of the 2016 Outlander include a redesigned front fascia, front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights (all models); and power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights (GT model). The reconfigured interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, seating surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seat, headliner, display audio system (all models) and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (GT model).

Mitsubishi’s advanced safety systems including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are now available for the SEL and GT Models

Mitsubishi Motors finished 2014 with vehicle sales up 24.8 percent over 2013 – among the highest sales growth in the U.S. auto industry. That sales momentum is carrying over through the first quarter of 2015, with continued year-over-year sales growth.

 

NEW 2016 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER:

A REDESIGNED AND REENGINEERED CROSSOVER VALUE

Much more than a traditional mid-cycle design “refreshing” that consists of minor aesthetic updates, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been redesigned and reengineered to stand out in the competitive small crossover segment with its powerful and dynamic appearance and refined driving experience. Combined with Mitsubishi’s reliability and safety standards, the 2016 Outlander is an unmatched value.

The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander features a bold new exterior design, an eloquent yet functional interior space, and over 100 engineering and design improvements to the platform for better structural rigidity, ride quality and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with the following standard features:

Interior

  • Automatic climate control
  • ECO mode switch
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • 6 speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System® w/USB port
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Power door locks and side view mirrors
  • Power windows with driver’s one-touch up/down
  • Full-color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat with independent slide and reclining adjusters
  • 50/50 third-row fold-flat seating
  • Underfloor rear cargo storage
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Soft-touch instrument panel trim
  • Remote keyless entry with panic feature
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Gloss-black shifter panel with silver accent
  • Two 12-volt power outlets

Exterior

  • Auto-off halogen headlights
  • LED position lights
  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • LED rear taillights
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Color-keyed front & rear bumpers with chrome accent
  • Color-keyed exterior door handles
  • Roof carrier plug-in accommodation
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Windshield wiper de-icer (GT model)

Safety

  • Advanced seven (7) SRS air bag system including driver’s knee air bag, front air bags, front seat mounted side-impact air bags and 1st and 2nd-row occupants curtain side air bags
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Mitsubishi Motors’ Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction

Warranty:

  • Fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance

Appealing New-Look Exterior

The 2016 Outlander features Mitsubishi’s new front design concept, “Dynamic Shield.” This feature is inherited from the bumper side protection seen on generations of the Montero, providing unique protection for both the people and car.

The exterior design incorporates a modern and aggressive-looking redesigned front fascia, along with new redesigned front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights (all models). For the top-of-the-line Outlander GT model, new exterior features include power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights.

Fresh New Interior

The 2016 receives a fresh design update to the interior incorporating soft touch features that also includes a redesigned steering wheel, a new Mitsubishi Multi Communication System(MMCS) navigation and display audio system and accent trim for the doors and dashboard, along with improved seating surfaces and headliner (all models) and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (GT model). Additional improvements include a newly redesigned folding rear seat for easier operation.

 

Improved, More Refined Platform and Drivetrain

The 2016 Outlander boasts improved handling and greatly reduced noise, vibration and harshness, along with increased body and suspension structural rigidity, for a quieter and superbly composed ride. Design improvements include redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, thicker rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, dynamic dampers on front and rear suspension and rear differential, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim (all models). Another new feature is a new generation continuously-variable transmission for improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery (all CVT-equipped models).

Comprehensive Safety/Warranty for Advanced Safety Technologies

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with advanced safety technologies including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The 2014 and 2015 Outlander are rated a “Top Safety Pick+” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to the optional Forward Collision Mitigation.

 

Every 2016 Outlander also includes seven (7) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) air bag with front air bags with passenger weight and driver’s seat position sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, and curtain side air bags with roll-over sensors; anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Hill Start Assist (HSA); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

An additional layer of occupant protection is afforded by Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system that absorbs energy to help provide protection to the vehicle’s occupants. RISE safety structure technology is engineered into every vehicle in Mitsubishi Motors’ product lineup.2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

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