2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Spotted Uncamouflaged, Shows Engelberg References

Mitsubishi is currently in a world of its own. The latest member of the Renault-Nissan Alliance needs to seriously up its game – a.k.a. business strategy – to catch up with its Asian rivals in America. On the other hand, the current generation Outlander plug-in hybrid derivative once again reigns undisputed across the PHEV sales charts in Europe.
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Thankfully, we're just months away from the company’s introduction of the next-generation Outlander. Although nobody was supposed to see the 2022 Outlander ahead of its introduction (and subsequent arrival on U.S. dealer lots during the second quarter of 2021), someone forgot we live in the 21st century.

That’s because an uncamouflaged example was left unattended in a parking lot – and, of course, someone snatched a few conclusive shots and sent them on their merry Internet way. We reckon these pictures were taken either in a hurry or with an older smartphone, because the resolution is quite low, but that doesn’t mean we’re not giving the hat tip to Allcarnews for them.

Basically, the pictures confirm the new Outlander – which is a hot nameplate in America as well, since someone actually traded in his C8 Corvette for the outgoing SUV – will go for a very bold and futuristic styling. It’s clearly inspired by the Engelberg Tourer concept presented by Mitsubishi last year during the Geneva Motor Show.

Although it’s going to spark some comments going forward, the 2022 Outlander is not exactly breaking any unspoken rules – we've even come to terms with the popularity of the split headlight design. Besides, most of the bold design decisions cover the front, as the back turns a lot more generic than expected.

As far as technical details are concerned, we can expect both two- and all-wheel drive, while the PHEV version is a must – considering its current sales success. Most rumors point towards Mitsubishi taking advantage of the economies of scale brought by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, so we can imagine that Nissan will be making a few donations – with the Rogue being the most likely candidate for technology sharing.

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