After we wrote a review about the facelift of Outlander Sport crossover, new information appeared. It seems like Mitsubishi could skip it in order to launch a new generation. Both 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport will get updated versions built on the brand-new architecture. Well, that platform is already in use. Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport will share the same concept.
What does it mean for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander? The vehicle will definitely gain few advantages. Nissan Rogue is highly praised SUV with excellent specs. But, switch from one to another concept is not so simple. But, for a while, we can hear that Mitsubishi wants to return in style. So, joining forces with one of the leaders in the market is a good move for start.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Dimensions Changes
Both 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport will come in different sizes than we used to see. The bigger crossover will grow and the smaller one will shred. That will leave space for the new Mitsubishi Eclipse to land right between two models.
The growth of 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will bring more room inside. Passengers will get more leg- and headroom. Cargo space gains more volume. With extra room, we can expect more features and details in the cabin.
The longer wheelbase is not going to affect driving impression too much. Of course, biggest fans will see differences, but there are no many of them such stubborn to examine every detail. The bigger vehicle doesn’t mean the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will be heavier. Thanks to aluminum and carbon fiber, the overall weight will remain pretty much the same, as well as fuel consumption.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine and Specs
The drivetrain of the current editions of Outlander and Nissan Rogue are pretty similar. Outputs are close, as well as displacements. Mitsubishi is using a 2.4-liter, while Rogue’s engine is slightly bigger with 2.5-liter volume. Extra size brings 4 horsepower and 13 lb-ft of torque more.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is going to use one of these. Which suits better, we still don’t know. Cooperation between two companies is big and interlaced, we can’t claim that Mitsubishi is going to borrow engines.
While the Nissan Rogue is using only one drivetrain, Outlander has special editions. GT model is coming with 3.0-liter turbo-six that creates 225 horses. Well, this one is not in plans for 2020, or it could arrive as some other model.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The biggest mystery is what is happening with the hybrid version of Outlander. This is one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment in Europe. No one can imagine the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander leaving this concept behind. Whatsoever, it uses the special drivetrain, with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine as the base. Changes in electric part of the system is possible.
But, Mitsubishi could pick up some solutions from Nissan, whose vehicles are leaders in this segment. We can only mention Leaf EV, and the first thing coming to our minds is all-electric 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. However, this is only a conclusion, without real foundation.