Mitsubishi recently teamed up with Nissan-Renault in order to make some upgrades to the newest Outlander Sport model. This model is getting a revamped design, the latest gasoline and diesel engine options, and a tuned suspension. There may even be a plug-in hybrid option as well for those looking for eco-friendly alternatives.
According to CarScoops, the 2018 Outlander Sport design will borrow cues from the XR PHEV II Concept that premiered last year. This includes things like a sporty rear engine, swooping rear window, and an X-shaped front end design. You’ll also find features like sharp headlights, LED lighting, and larger alloy wheels.
Under the hood the new 2018 Outlander Sport will have gasoline engines for the US and the standard diesel options for Europe and Asia. These powertrains come with some high-tech advancements to improve torque and handling, and the new Outlander Sport will also get the available Super-All-Wheel Control system as well.
The latest model is also rumored to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain option as well. Although we won’t know about this powertrain until the brand releases official reports, this engine could open up a whole new market for Mitsubishi. The PHEV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, can easily get electricity from any wall socket. Plus, with available federal credits, you can get up to $7,500 in rebates when you opt for such a hybrid. These are just some of the features on the new Outlander Sport—we can’t wait to see it in action.