Mitsubishi New Zealand used the launch of its double cab Triton ute to show off the new Outlander that it revealed at the recent New York motor show.
The “dynamic shield” nose brings the Outlander into line with the Triton (and, eventually, the rest of the Mitsubishi family), and Mitsubishi says more than 100 engineering and design changes have been made to the popular SUV.
They include improvements to structural rigidity, a redesigned suspension, a new electric power steering system, a noise-isolating windscreen, better sound insolation and a retuned CVT transmission for improved acceleration.
The PHEV version is on its way, and prices remain the same as those for the previous model.
“We expect to see an increase in demand for the new model,” said Mitsubishi sales and marketing head Daniel Cook.
“The new look alone will draw more than a few customers in.”