As part of Strategy 2020, Mitsubishi reorganizes its SUV lineup. Three key models of the brand – the Outlander, Eclipse Cross and the ASX will be more different. The company also plans to launch more electrified models: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric.
Joining Renault-Nissan 3 years ago, Mitsubishi got the opportunity to use the platforms of the allied partner brands.
An insider said the vehicles from the Japanese brand SUV lineup would differ in length by about 200 mm, similar to the Nissan models – the X-Trail, Qashqai, Juke. In other words, the Outlander in its next iteration will add length, and the ASX will be shorter.
Mitsubishi‘s strategy is to vary the model range, both in terms of size and using electrification.
More hybrids and pure electric modifications
The new-generation Mitsubishi Outlander will traditionally receive gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions.
The new Eclipse Cross will be available as a hybrid and a PHEV, and the next-generation ASX will have an all-electric modification, as well as the Mirage.
The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer, a debutant of the Geneva Motor Show, demonstrates how the next Outlander will look like, with a new 4WD plug-in hybrid powertrain based on a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, a 20kWh battery and electric motors in front and rear. The claimed electric-only driving range is 44 miles (according to WLTP cycle).