New York 2015: If A Mitsubishi Outlander Debuts In The Big Apple, Does Anyone Care?

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
new york 2015 if a mitsubishi outlander debuts in the big apple does anyone care

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets an all new look – and nothing else.

While Mitsubishi touts a quieter ride and an all-new look, the powertrains are carried over. I don’t think that will be enough to keep the Outlander competitive.

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  • Ydnas7 Ydnas7 on Apr 04, 2015

    The UK experience was that the Outlander PHEV was an unexpected success for its dealers. Mitsubishi expanded its dealer base in the UK (dealers were probably expecting to sell more Mirage etc) and then they had a hit with the Outlander PHEV, instead bringing around a different class of customer, a customer with a desirable car for trade in.

  • Threeer Threeer on Apr 05, 2015

    Makes me kind of sad as a (more or less) satisfied driver of a 2004 Sportback Ralliart. Mitsu has had some fairly cool vehicles, just not lately. My one biggest complaint about the Sportback is the fact they only sold it with an A/T, but I bought it used to begin with. It was sitting rather forlorn at a dealer's lot in and amongst the trucks and SUVs, completely overlooked. Admittedly, I get a fair amount of comments (mostly from younger folks) that wonder if it is a "true" Ralliart. It looks the part, if nothing else...and it's been a great hauler for me when I do doggie-rescue runs.

  • Lou_BC "Owners of affected Wrangles" Does a missing "r" cancel an extra stud?
  • Slavuta One can put a secret breaker that will disable the starter or spark plug supply. Even disabling headlights or all lights will bring more trouble to thieves than they wish for. With no brake lights, someone will hit from behind, they will leave fingerprints inside. Or if they steal at night, they will have to drive with no lights. Any of these things definitely will bring attention.I remember people removing rotor from under distributor cup.
  • Slavuta Government Motors + Government big tech + government + Federal police = fascist surveillance state. USSR surveillance pales...
  • Johnster Another quibble, this time about the contextualization of the Thunderbird and Cougar, and their relationship to the prestigious Continental Mark. (I know. It's confusing.) The Thunderbird/Mark IV platform introduced for the 1971 model year was apparently derived from the mid-sized Torino/Montego platform (also introduced for the 1971 model year), but should probably be considered different from it.As we all know, the Cougar shared its platform with the Ford Mustang up through the 1973 model year, moving to the mid-sized Torino/Montego platform for the 1974 model year. This platform was also shared with the failed Ford Gran Torino Elite, (introduced in February of 1974, the "Gran Torino" part of the name was dropped for the 1975 and 1976 model years).The Thunderbird/Mark series duo's separation occurred with the 1977 model year when the Thunderbird was downsized to share a platform with the LTD II/Cougar. The 1977 model year saw Mercury drop the "Montego" name and adopt the "Cougar" name for all of their mid-sized cars, including plain 2-doors, 4-doors and and 4-door station wagons. Meanwhile, the Cougar PLC was sold as the "Cougar XR-7." The Cougar wagon was dropped for the 1978 model year (arguably replaced by the new Zephyr wagon) while the (plain) 2-door and 4-door models remained in production for the 1978 and 1979 model years. It was a major prestige blow for the Thunderbird. Underneath, the Thunderbird and Cougar XR-7 for 1977 were warmed-over versions of the failed Ford Elite (1974-1976), while the Mark V was a warmed-over version of the previous Mark IV.
  • Stuart de Baker This is depressing, and I don't own one of these.