India-Bound Facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover Spied

The 3rd generation Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover will receive a facelift soon, and the refreshed model will be unveiled at the upcoming New York Motor Show, which will happen in early April. To be sold as the 2016 model, the Outlander Facelift will also make it to Indian shores next year, in line with Mitsubishi’s official pronouncement that the SUV will be one of the five new launches that the Japanese automaker has planned for India in the years to come.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Facelift Spyshot
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Facelift Spyshot

 

In design terms, the 2016 Outlander Facelift borrows from the Mitsubishi PHEV hybrid concept. The front fascia is a new item along with additional chrome, and so is the rear end styling, which gains new tail lamps, bumpers and a satin insert. The alloy wheel design also sees a revision. The crossover is also expected to feature new interiors with additional features offered.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept
Front end of the Outlander PHEV Concept used as an illustration

The previous generation Outlander sold in India was a petrol-only model, and the latest generation version aims to change this by adding turbo diesel power. The 2.2 liter-4 cylinder diesel engine of the crossover makes 148 Bhp-380 Nm, and features 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. A monocoque body is standard fare, with front and all wheel drive options served up as options.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Facelift Spyshot

 

The vehicle also makes a big change in terms of the number of people it can accommodate, raising the 5 seat capacity of the previous version, to 7 seats. The vehicle will sit below the Pajero Sport SUV in terms of price and positioning, going head to head with the Honda CR-V. A price tag close to the 20 lakh rupee mark in on the cards, with CKD assembly to be route through that Hindustan Motors-Mitsubishi are likely to take for the Outlander Facelift.

Spyshots courtesy Minkara.Carview