By on March 23, 2015

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From AutoGuide.com, we have pictures of the all new Mitsubishi Outlander sitting at the port in Japan.

While these right-hand drive models are presumably for export, our North American model shouldn’t differ too much from what you see here. We’ll know for sure when the Outlander is revealed at next month’s New York Auto Show.

 

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29 Comments on “New York 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander Leaked...”


  • avatar
    honda_lawn_art

    So….there’s that.

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    I suppose its a nice find, but I do hope someone literally didn’t go out looking for this and just stumbled across it because “they were there”. Otherwise this is a sad person.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Ugh, look at the trim alignment at the tops of the doors in the headline photo.

    “Mitsubishi. Building late 80s quality cars since 2005.”

    • 0 avatar
      mjz

      I don’t think that’s a trim alignment issue at all. The windows seem to a have a bit of a lip over them. It looks like the pillars are painted black, as opposed to having a trim piece covering them. To your point, they might have painted the pillar slightly higher up to account for the visual difference caused by the window lip.

  • avatar
    slance66

    Looks like an X5 married a Grand Cherokee. Should be decent looking. But since the reliability will be worst in class and the dealer network is non-existent, it won’t sell.

    • 0 avatar
      EAF

      Do you have Paypal Slance? How about a friendly wager? I’m willing to bet you $5 whole dollars that this 2015 Outlander will be more reliable than either the X5 or Grand Cherokee. How about it? We will use the survey of your choice.

    • 0 avatar
      StaysCrunchy

      Mitsubishis are unreliable now? There are plenty of criticisms that can rightfully be levied against them, sure, but unreliable wasn’t one I was aware of.

  • avatar
    philadlj

    Looks miles better than the hapless, embarrassing Cadillac SRX. Probably drives better too, the way a Cadillac should drive. When will they get a clue?

  • avatar
    alexndr333

    An ATS is so much better than this.

  • avatar
    Dan R

    A completely anonymous vehicle.

  • avatar
    mjz

    Mitsubishi is slowly transforming into an all S/CUV line-up, with a sprinkle or two of sedans/hatches (the much maligned Mirage, that has turned into a surprising sales success for them). Galant is dead. Lancer soon too I believe. The new Outlander is relatively attractive, and the new grille is a vast improvement. Mitsu will not give up on this market because of the assembly plant in Normal, Illinois. I believe it was Mark Twain that said “Reports of my death have been greatly exagerated”. I think the same can be said for Mitsubishi.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      That was Winston Churchill!

      • 0 avatar
        Drzhivago138

        Five minutes of Googling can’t find any evidence that Churchill ever uttered anything approximating Twain’s supposed quote, though it seems Twain himself was misquoted too:

        http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2010/06/reports-of-my-death-are-greatly.html

        However he did say (and I shamelessly ripped this off that same webpage): “It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.”

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          Hmm, well I’ve heard it credited to Churchill somewhere. On a TV show, IIRC. But I’ve been under a wrong assumption for years then!

          EDIT:

          I’m not the only person to think this. Look!
          http://www.poynerspruill.com/publications/Pages/Rumors-of-Retirement-.aspx

      • 0 avatar
        mjz

        Well I guess I am more of a history scholar than I thought. I googled the quote, and it was in fact Mark Twain who is credited with it. NOT Winston Churchill, who can be credited for several famous quotes, but this wasn’t one of them.

    • 0 avatar
      CaseyLE82

      “Always think before you Tweet.” -Abraham Lincoln

  • avatar
    bolhuijo

    Is that haze because it’s already burning oil? (experience with Mitsubishi goes way back)

  • avatar
    SC5door

    Looks dark on the flop on that rear fascia…..don’t they own an X-Rite?

  • avatar
    indi500fan

    The 3/4 rear view whispers “2002 TrailBlazer” to me. But it not been long enough for retro…

  • avatar
    wmba

    Not that I expect anyone to read and remember, but The Outlander PHEV sells extremely well in the UK.

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mitsubishi/outlander/87981/long-term-test-review-mitsubishi-outlander-phev

    Average 43 mpg US.

  • avatar
    drw1926

    Looks like an SUV. Yawn.

    Mitsus aren’t popular in the US, but here in the Philippines it seems like they issue Montero Sports to every other resident, along with the equally hideous and outdated Toyota Fortuner. They’re relatively cheap for a 7-passenger SUV, topping out under 40k for an automatic diesel 4×4. And Filipinos have the same “need” for an SUV as most Americans. At the parking lot in my condo it seems like every other vehicle is either a Fortuner or Montero Sport.

  • avatar
    CaseyLE82

    I remember when I was a teenager, back in 1999 or 2000, I had a friend whose mom gave her the families 1998 Mitsubishi Diamante. I YEARNED for that car. I LOVED that car. Little did I know that the Diamante nameplate, which died in 2004, was the last really cool car that Mitsubishi would ever create.

    I hope one day they can come back and create something awesome, and different, and beautiful like the Diamante. (Gen 1, the 2000-2004 Diamante was blah).

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