We have only recently begun seeing Mitsubishi’s all-new 2021 Outlander crossover out and about in prototype form, wearing full body camouflage over a completely redesigned exterior.
What we know is that its design was previewed on the Engelberg Tourer concept, which made its official debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. As expected though, the production Outlander will look…a lot less outlandish than the previously-mentioned concept.
In fact, we reckon that this render from Kolesa is about as accurate as we could hope for at the moment. The crossover is depicted with a large Dynamic Shield grille, split light units with sleek turn signals, door mounted exterior mirrors and a floating rear pillar design, although the latter is only clearly visible on the Engelberg Tourer concept, not the prototype.
As for the rear end design, the shape of the tailgate seems to be bang-on, and the taillights are just as pointy as cutout on the prototype – at least as far as we can tell.
Altogether, the next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander is shaping up to be a considerably more dynamic-looking product than its predecessor, and the more pronounced wheel arches definitely help with that too.
It’s possible that the new model will ride on the same platform as the Nissan Rogue, although whether the two brands will share power units too remains to be seen. Still, a plug-in hybrid variant is almost a certainty.
“The next-generation Outlander will be kind of the first ideas of implementing and using common platforms and sharing technologies,” stated Mitsubishi North America’s product manager.
Mitsubishi will likely unveil the 2021 Outlander sometime next year, sending it out to battle the likes of the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V.