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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander adopts bold look

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander seven-seat SUV has been caught on camera, with styling cues borrowed from the Engelberg Tourer concept

This is our first look at the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. It was previewed by the Engelberg Tourer concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and, like the concept, the production model looks set to feature a bold new design language and fresh plug-in hybrid technology. We expect the fourth-generation Outlander will go on sale in 2020.

The styling of this Mitsubishi Outlander test mule is remarkably similar to that of the Engelberg Tourer. It shares the concept’s boxy proportions, high-mounted daytime running lights, flat bonnet and unconventional three-pronged LED headlamps. The front end also carries the latest interpretation of the brand’s “dynamic shield” radiator grille design.

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Mitsubishi is yet to confirm specifications for the new Outlander’s powertrain, but we expect it will feature the new plug-in hybrid technology previewed by the Engelberg Tourer. The concept is powered by an updated version of the 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol-electric powertrain found in the outgoing Outlander PHEV.

We expect the new Outlander PHEV's powertrain will be broadly similar to the outgoing model's, with the internal combustion engine being supplemented by a pair of electric motors. However, like the Engelberg Tourer it will feature a larger battery pack than the current Outlander's 20kWh unit, offering a claimed all-electric range of 43 miles.

A look through the windows of this test car would seem to suggest that the next Outlander will gain a new infotainment system design, with the old car’s dated dash-mounted screen being replaced by a new high-mounted unit. A digital instrument binnacle will probably feature too, while interior quality should be improved over the outgoing model.

Click here to take a closer look at the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept...

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