The fourth-generation crossover carries over most of the styling from the 2019 Engelberg Tourer concept.
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The next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander has been spied during testing in Europe.

Key changes from the Engelberg concept include the addition of flagpole-style wing mirrors, visible door handles, and smaller alloy wheels.

The surfacing treatment around the sides and on the tailgate also seems to be a touch fussier than on the show car.

Up front, the new Outlander sports the latest Dynamic Shield grille design with a purely ornamental upper section. There's a thin strip of driving lights where the front bumper meets the bonnet, while the LED main and high beams are stacked in a large pod lower down the fascia.

Along the side the Outlander looks as though it will sport a floating roof design with blacked out A-pillars.

At the back the tail-lights stretch into the tailgate and provide the clearest link between the today's model and the upcoming iteration.

The headline act for the new Outlander will again likely be its plug-in hybrid variant. We believe a larger battery pack will improve its pure-electric driving range from the 50km to 70km.

Rumour, and logic, has it the Outlander will ditch its Mitsubishi-developed platform and shift over to the same architecture as the next-generation Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai (although new reports suggest the Qashqai will continue on its existing platform).

Thanks to the automaker's tight finances before its effective takeover by Nissan in 2016, the third-generation Outlander has lived a long life.

It entered production back in 2012, and was given a significant facelift in 2015 when it adopted the company's Dynamic Shield grille. Another update came in 2018 as the crossover continued to fight on against newer rivals.


BELOW: The current Outlander


BELOW: The Engelberg concept