Mitsubishi has a big secret to keep under wraps when it comes to the looks of its refreshed Outlander crossover. Our spy shooters recently caught it testing in Germany, and the CUV had enough buckles, straps and snaps covering up the front end for the vehicle to fit in at an S&M party for cars. The rear was hidden just as thoroughly, too.

Given the areas that Mitsubishi's engineers are obscuring, it seems safe to assume that the Outlander is getting a heavily revised front end with redesigns for the grille, front bumper and possibly hood. The lights might be reshaped too, judging from these photos. The changes are just as hard to spot at the rear, but you can make out the shape of the taillights. They appear more rectangular than the current model, and the bumper looks more angular, as well.

This is likely our first glimpse of the of the major restyle for the Outlander that Mitsubishi execs told Autoblog about in July. The interior is also getting an update to improve interior material quality, we were told. The revisions are supposed to coincide with the launch of the PHEV model in the US at roughly the same time.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 4 Months Ago
      Hopefully they'll get a solid "corporate face" like they had when the Evo X debuted. At the moment, other than the out-going Outlander Sport & Lancer, Mitsubishi doesn't really have a solid "look". The Mirage & current Outlander have forgettable designs that look like they come from some generic Asian brand from the early 2000's. I mean, they shouldn't go all Audi on us and just use the same design at various sizes, but give us something that spot down the street and recognize as a Mitsubishi.
      Mark Campbell
      • 4 Months Ago
      It seemed to me Mitsubishi was trying to ape the Lexus RX with the one. Just bring back the Montero please.
        Teleny411
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Mark Campbell
        Yes-the Montero was handsome. Mitsu has really been making some dogs for the past decade.
      pickupmiami
      • 4 Months Ago
      Mitsubishi need to either get in or get out of the car biz
      Teleny411
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wow! I guess this means the Mirage gets a refresh next?
      x percent
      • 4 Months Ago
      Why bother?
      mikeybyte1
      • 4 Months Ago
      The current one is just bizarre looking. I am impressed with the specs on the PHEV version. If they can improve the design in conjunction with the launch of the PHEV in the US they may have a hit on their hands.
      devbomb99
      • 1 Month Ago

      Please bring back the Montero. I loved the Montero Sport it was a great overall SUV the interior and overall refinement wasn't as good as its rivals but it was a real work horse and my dad was able to get 100,000 miles of trouble free miles on it. It would've lasted longer if my dad didn't upgrade to a Jeep.

      Cruising
      • 4 Months Ago
      Well, at least they can be had for dam cheap.
      chrismcfreely
      • 4 Months Ago
      If it was reliable, people would buy it.
      MechE
      • 4 Months Ago
      Just give up mitsu.
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