If you recall, Mitsubishi showcased their old Outlander Sport special edition on the Chicago Auto Show which took place earlier this year. This time they decided to polish up the Outlander once again and introduce the 2018 model at the New York Auto Show which is starting next week. As it is always a problem with things like we have here, you will most likely have difficulties spotting the differences between the two, but we are here to help.
Maybe you see it maybe you don’t, but both the front and rear bumper “suffered” some discrete changes, with the front one receiving a pair of new LED daytime running lights. Those are probably the first thing you noticed but nevertheless. One more new thing that adorns the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the new paint called “Alloy Silver.” The interior pretty much has the same problem as the exterior, and that is the only a slight update that will not make you run to the Mitsubishi dealership to update or place an order for the revised crossover.
When you sit inside, the only change that you will notice are related to the new 7-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and some insignificant differences to the shift lever and floor console. The company, on the other hand, decide to add some novelties to the trims, meaning that now the optional Touring Package comes with a panoramic roof and a host of safety and assistance systems like Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Mitigation, and the Automatic High Beam function. The Japanese automaker is also installing a rear view camera in the updated Outlander Sport, as well as adding some upgrades that should result in lower noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels.
Engine department is a total mystery believe it or not. They won’t say a thing about it, but that is only making us think that the revised Outlander Sport for 2018 MY will utilize the previous version’s four cylinder 2.0-liter unit with 148 horsepower and the 2.4 L one capable of developing 168 HP. The entry level trim will be the only one that will offer a manual transmission while all other models will be hooked up to a CVT.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Release Date and Price
After its debut in New York in just a couple of days, we believe that the sales should start sometime this fall, and its price (although not disclosed) shouldn’t surpass much the 2017 MY’s $19,795 price tag. At least not according to the “changes” it received.