Next-Gen Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/ASX Shows Some Skin In New Spy Shot

After shaking Nissan’s hand earlier this year, and with Carlos Ghosn taking the reins, Mitsubishi has started working on a replacement of the current Outlander Sport / ASX.

Proof stands an image taken somewhere in Japan by a motorist that shows the brand’s compact SUV lacking camouflage, but since it’s still in development stage, we cannot say for sure whether this design will hold.

However, previous reports have pointed towards styling cues drawn from the XR-PHEV II Concept, and this means that the upcoming Outlander Sport / ASX will benefit from a sportier rear end, and a raked rear window, in addition to the X-shaped front end, slender headlights probably with LED technology, and large wheels, for an extra visual effect.

Besides the usual petrol and diesel engines, which will channel the output to the front wheels or the optional AWD system, we could be looking into a possible plug-in hybrid powertrain too, similar to what the show car uses, but Mitsubishi will drop more light on the topic sometime next year, when the vehicle is expected to celebrate its premiere.

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  • WG

    I see a little bit of the new Civic Hatchback in the rear design.

    • Benjamin B.

      Honda Civic meets Pontiac Aztek.

  • fabri99

    That’s a Pontiac Aztek right there!

    • Random stranger

      Glad I’m not the only one who noticed the ugliness.

      • Thembela Khuzwayo

        Your judgement should not be based on this picture.

    • Benjamin B.

      I literally thought ‘why is this crossover disguised like a Pontiac Aztek?’ to myself.

  • pjl35

    Still in the development stage? NO.

    You guys posted a story with a full set of spy pics of the production body/interior at the end of November: http://www.carscoops.com/2016/11/mitsubishis-outlander-sport-asx.html

  • J Hod

    why did they even bother?!

  • TB

    Yep…looks like an Aztek…

  • Fabián Montiel

    All behold the new Aztek

  • Braddo

    Mitsubishi have the ugliest range available so i would expect this to be just as bad.

  • Benjamin B.

    Why is it disguised as a Pontiac Aztek? Mitsubishi is following in Pontiac’s footsteps. 🙁

  • Dennis Scipio

    The Aztek is clearly a lot bigger and Uglier than that, Remember the Toyota Prius also has a split-rear window as well.

    • Liam Paul

      the prius is also a lot more ugly then this or the aztek.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Sigh…

    Damnit.