Mitsubishi has released a second pair of teaser images for its newly refreshed Outlander, offering a clear look at the SUV’s front- and rear-end styling.
There is little to be found here in the way of surprise, however, with spy photos obtained in recent weeks already highlighting what we can expect from the 2016 model’s visual tweaks.
As those earlier shots and these new images reveal, Mitsubishi has applied elements of the recent Concept-S PHEV's styling to the current Outlander, marking something of an ‘early midlife’ makeover for the big SUV.
News of an updated Outlander comes around three years after the current model’s global debut, which followed the unveiling of the earlier PX-MiEV concepts in 2009 and 2011.
This makes the current Outlander’s look more than five years old.
Updates include an all-new face with sharpened headlights and a new dual-louvre grille design that will likely appear on all future Mitsubishi models.
Another new family-wide feature, seen on Mitsubishi concepts over the past two years, is the chrome-heavy garnish that extends from the end of the headlights, into the bumper and down below the foglight bezels.
Mitsubishi says the Outlander’s updates go well beyond styling, confirming more than 100 changes above and below the surface.
Improved driving performance is promised, with enhanced insulation, re-tuned handling and a revised drive system with better throttle response a key focus.
Watch for the refreshed Outlander to debut at the New York Auto Show next month.