However, it wanted to cause a buzz among car aficionados so it rolled out some new pics showing the Outlander GT in production form. Still, we don't know which of the features seen on the concept will make it on the production version.
The GT prototype was powered by a 3.0-liter SOHC MIVEC V6 engine, also available on the Outlander XLS but tweaked to provide reduced fuel consumption and improved power. The modifications return a power increase of 10 horsepower, which means the maximum output was going all the way to 230 hp.
The Outlander GT Prototype features Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, previously only available on Mitsubishi’s top-of-the-line Lancer Evolution. It was especially introduced to prevent wheel slip between front to rear and side-to-side, providing greater traction through all types of terrain and weather, including ice, snow and rain.
“The Outlander GT Prototype is packed with technology, performance and premium features that are uncommon in the compact SUV class. Along with its faster heartbeat, we also wanted to quicken pulses by channeling the look of our sportiest cars,” John Koenig, Mitsubishi Motors North America vice president said in a release at the New York Auto Show when presenting the new prototype.