The Sleuth has received news that the automaker will bring a new flagship model to market. The design of the next Outlander is based on the Engelberg Tourer concept that was shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. In finished form, the Outlander will share the same basic platform as what’s planned for the next-generation Nissan Rogue, which will also break cover around the same time. Mitsubishi is partly owned by Nissan and is a member of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The result is greater passenger space, which is critical to accommodate the third-row-seating option. The new Outlander will also offer a variety of active-safety tech that isn’t available in the current design. Powertrain choices will most definitely include a plug-in hybrid system, since that option has proven popular.

The next Mitsubishi Outlander will likely take some styling cues from Engelberg Tourer concept. That will likely mean a larger and much cooler-looking vehicle. PHOTO: MITSUBISHI

Mitsubishi readies a new Outlander for 2021: