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Published on January 26th, 2021 | by Joshua Chin

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New Mitsubishi Outlander Teased Undergoing Final Testing

This new Mitsubishi SUV will be officially unveiled on the 16th of February. 

Mitsubishi has recently dropped a new teaser of its upcoming Outlander. Shown to be put through its paces both on-road and off-road in full camouflage, this new flagship SUV will officially be unveiled globally on the 16th of February. 



 

The first all-new tri-diamond product in a very long time, this all-new Outlander is set to replace the outgoing model of the same name that came out some 9 years ago. Set to be Mitsubishi’s flagship SUV, this new off-roader has been touted by the automaker to be ‘bigger and bolder than the previous generations.’  

As to how much this redesign and reimagination has worked out on this new car however, it remains to be seen during the full reveal in two weeks time. What has been confirmed though is that this new Outlander is that it will feature Mitsubishi’s latest Super All-Wheel Control system with a specifically developed a new drive mode selector, which in their words of the company is able ‘to provide confident driving at all times and in all weather conditions’. 

Additionally, Mitsubishi is keen to point out this new Outlander has been developed with their prior rallying successes in mind, as well as drawing inspiration from its previous Pajero SUV range. Going so far as to apply the tagline ‘Tested To Be Tough’ on this particular model.

Having said that, what the Japanese automaker isn’t perhaps going around telling everyone is the fact while this Outlander is to feature a newly developed platform, that platform might most likely say Nissan underneath. This is because there are signs pointing to this new Mitsubishi SUV being based on the same underpinnings as the recently revised Nissan Rogue, which is in essence a US-spec X-Trail. 

Deliveries for this new Outlander are estimated to arrive sometime by the end of this year in North America. No word yet though on when this new model will make its official debut in showrooms across South East Asia. 

PRESS RELEASE: MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today released a video of the all-new OUTLANDER undergoing final tuning and testing. The all-new OUTLANDER will make its global debut on Tuesday, February 16 at 3pm PST/6PM EST (February 17 at 8am JST) and introduce the company’s latest Super All-Wheel Control system. Coupled with the company’s pioneering all-wheel drive technology, the flagship SUV provides driver confidence and security in all weather and road conditions.

The all-new OUTLANDER was put through its paces, as the system’s final calibrations were developed in severe weather and road conditions. Redesigned and reimagined in every way, the vehicle will be bigger and bolder than the previous generations.

With a knowledge base proven over years of competitions in the deserts of Dakar and on the slippery dirt-covered and snow-packed roads of the world’s rally circuits, the all-new OUTLANDER builds on a heritage forged by the PAJERO/MONTERO cross-country SUV. Engineers focused on building a crossover SUV that embodies the MITSUBISHI MOTORS DNA and the product concept “I-Fu-Do-Do”, which means authentic and majestic. The all-new OUTLANDER is set to deliver the highest level of manoeuvrability and superb driving performance.

“We took everything we know about on- and off-road driving from the rally experiences to apply the latest Super All-Wheel Control technology in our newly developed platform,” said Kentaro Honda, segment chief vehicle engineer (lead engineer) for the all-new OUTLANDER. “We also specifically developed a new drive mode selector to provide confident driving at all times and in all weather conditions. We hope that many customers will have great experiences with the enhanced driving performance of the all-new OUTLANDER.”

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