• Dec 30, 2009
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Roadest - click for high-res gallery

Normally when an automaker updates a model, even if it's just a quick cosmetic change, the earlier version is treated like cheek meat – nobody wants it unless it's a real good deal, and the dealers just want them gone. Mitsubishi evidently thinks its home-market will be kinder to the compact crossover-ute-thing we know and love as the Outlander.

While a new Evo-esque beak has been grafted onto our Outlander for 2010, the softer, older version will continue to be offered to JDM buyers alongside a more cosmetically aggressive model. To avoid confusion, a country-specific rhinoplasty-enhanced model will be branded Outlander Roadest (note that the fascia and, grille and foglamps are all distinct from the U.S. model), while the older bodywork model will continue on as just plain "Outlander." Regardless of the looks, both iterations will get a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, good for 148PS (about 146 horsepower). The offal-likeness is in play with pricing as well, with the new-old Outlander selling for just ¥1,995,000 (about $22,000) while the Roadest will command ¥2,475,900 ($27,100).



[Source: Mitsubishi]


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      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dont think its beautiful..but i've seen worse
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Any news on a new Mitsubishi GTO(3000GT) or a new Stealth for Dodge?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi cars have improved a LOT lately! It finally has serious products and a coherent, recognizable design.

      Those designers deserve a pat on the back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      3 rear view mirrors? The new thing for 2010?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Almost every SUV or crossover in Japan has had those for the past 12 years or so.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i got it man, i'm installing one on my right side drive 93' civic right now. gonna be like tokyo in this b*tch
        • 5 Years Ago
        Fender-mounted mirrors have been offered in Japan for years. Nothing new.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that my friend is call jdm. All classics have it, its the "official" sign saying that your car is JDM.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The fender mounted mirrors on Japanese models have been there for over thirty years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like that new front end better than the American version.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wonder if my wife will let me swap the bumper on her USDM 2010 for this......
        • 5 Years Ago
        2nd. That is WAY better than the US version.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, Mitsubishi owes us, after making the Galant into nothing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks pretty damn cool - MUCH nicer than the USDM version. And it's amazing what just a few tweaks can do to a design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a mean looking Outlander. I'm sure they'll have a "ROAR" edition soon, if this isn't already it under a different name. They've done something like this before, selling the old Lancer along side the new one as a "Galant Fortis" IF they can make money doing it so be it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree with ryleyinstl of the last post. Refuelling Nozzles rock in my opinion.
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      • 5 Years Ago
      The should of done this in the US as well, They already do it with the EVO and plain Jane Lancer...Should of given the EVO Outback with more power edition....
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they could do a new Galant VR-4 with this styling I'd buy it in a heartbeat..
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the front end!
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