Mitsubishi was caught working on their upcoming new compact crossover by our skilled spies, a model that’s likely to replace the Outlander Sport/ASX model on both sides of the Atlantic.
As we can see on the photos, the new compact SUV will be heavily influenced from the 2013 XR-PHEV and 2015 XR-PHEV II concepts, bringing Mitsubishi’s concept styling finally on the road.
Obviously the sporty look of the concept will be toned down for the production model but still the new Mitsubishi will come with a distinctive front end and a sloping roof line, features that have become almost the norm in the segment.
Reports suggest that Mitsubishi’s all-new model is going to be more compact than the existing Outlander Sport/ASX in order to better rival cars like the new Toyota C-HR, the Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V.
Our spies managed to take a peek at the interior too, with the dashboard being partially uncovered revealing an all-new layout with the infotainment screen on top and lots of silver detailing.
Mitsubishi is going to offer their upcoming compact SUV with a new turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, with both of them to be offered with front-wheel drive only. An all-electric version also rumoured to be on the cards, although if it’s true it will arrive on a later date.
There is even a chance that we’ll see the Evo badge returning but all will depend on the commercial success of the base models. This high-performance version of the new Mitsubishi SUV could be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and -as you would expect- a trick AWD system.
Mitsubishi is expected to reveal their new model in 2017, with the Geneva Motor Show to be the best candidate event for the unveiling.
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