2016 Mitsubishi Outlander (India-bound) snapped undisguised [Update]

20/03/2015 - 06:42 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Update - A revealing spyshot of the front of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has come in today from Japan, courtesy of Livedoor. The car has the X-shaped front bumper, and a dual-slat chrome grille seen first on the Outlander PHEV Concept-S.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front leaked
The 2016 Outlander would also have improvements to its engineering and drive quality, said a company spokesperson.

March 10, 2015

Significant front and rear cosmetic changes with new alloys observed.

Latest spy pictures of the facelifted third-generation Mitsubishi Outlander have shown up ahead of its reported unveiling next month in Japan and global debut at New York Auto Show on April 1. The production-ready Outlanders were snapped undisguised while waiting for shipment at a Japanese port.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear snapped in a yard
Noticeable changes on the Outlander facelift are the new taillight, bumper and wheel design.

Mitsubishi Outlander US spec rear press image
Rear of the current Mitsubishi Outlander.

Hindustan Motor Finance Corp (HMFCL), which deals with sales and service of Mitsubishi products in India, is planning to launch the petrol variant of the Outlander later this year, while a diesel variant will follow next year, a local report said last month.

The images reveal significant exterior upgrades to the car. Full-fledged taillight units featuring red graphics with chrome feeding and redesigned bumper hosting fog lights dominate the rear.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front snapped in a yard
The front comes with the X-Shaped face of the PHEV concept, new bumper and headlamps.

While the front view wasn’t any obvious with the spyshots, it appears that the design is inspired from the Outlander PHEV Concept-S with the prominent chrome treatment and sharp-edged headlight designs. The eccentrically-angled, diamond-cut alloys is also new.

Though there are no snaps on the interiors, new dashboard trims and a touchscreen infotainment system are on the cards. Apart from a plug-in hybrid system the company is working on, the Outlander facelift is expected to be powered by 2.0- and 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engines.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander snapped in a yard

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The U.S spec Outlander will also get in addition a 3.0-liter V6 producing 224 bhp and 291 Nm of torque.

[Source - CarView.co.jp & LiveDoor.jp]

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