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The Mitsubishi Outlander has gone full Stormtrooper
New Outlander isn’t coming to Europe, even though current car is hugely popular
The Mitsubishi Outlander has been one of Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrids for YEARS. But last summer Mitsubishi announced it had “resolved to freeze the introduction of new models to the European market” to cut costs, meaning that unless Mitsubishi has a change of heart, we’ll not be getting this new one.
Still, let’s take a look at what the Americans can expect to see from April. It’s the ‘2022’ Outlander, and it’s “all-new from the wheels up”. Costing from around $26,000 (£18,700), the seven-seater SUV debuts the brand’s new ‘Dynamic Shield’ front-end styling and sits on a newly developed platform. For now it’s powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine, but electrified versions are sure to follow.
The “rally-derived” all-wheel drive system gives you six modes to play with (front-wheel drive cars get five), and all the normal driver assistance systems are available.
Meanwhile the interior looks significantly more upmarket than before – with a Bose stereo, digital instrument cluster, nine-inch centre touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a head-up display and fancy leather seats.
Any Outlander fans out there? Want this thing to come to Europe?