2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Debuts in New York
After several teasers and a few leaked photos, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has officially shown its new face at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, ushering in a new design language for future Mitsubishi models.
The Outlander GT that was revealed features combined LED and halogen headlights, power folding side mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer. All 2016 Outlanders will have LED taillights for increased visibility and longevity. Available safety features will include the latest Mitsubishi has to offer through Forward Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning.
According to Mitsubishi, the Outlander not only sports new design, but over 100 engineering improvements as well, ranging from increased structural rigidity to added sound deadening efforts like acoustic windshield and rear door glass and what sounds like a lot more interior insulation.
Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors Executive VP, said, “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.”
From the looks of things, it seems that Mitsubishi is moving away from selling cars and sedans in the US in favor of a new line of crossovers and SUVs, beginning with the 2016 Outlander. We’ll see if this strategy pays off over the next few years.