mitsubishi will unveil a freshened 2020 outlander sport, highlighted by a more sculpted front end, at the 2019 geneva international motor show media preview starting march 5. it's primarily an appearance update of the compact suv, which is the brand's best-selling vehicle in the u.s.
the outlander sport, also known as the asx in some markets, has been getting such incremental improvements, most recently with a refresh for 2018, since it first rolled out here as a 2011 model.
the 2020 gets a beefier front end with sharper sculpting, a bigger grille with more chrome, stretched led headlights, and a higher and more muscular hood. the new front bumper gets a lower skid plate treatment and bulkier corners that now house a stacked arrangement of the turn signals and foglights. the overall effect brings the styling more in line with the look of the mitsubishi eclipse cross.
the rear shows a new design for the led taillights and a new bumper with lower skid plate treatment. the sides will look familiar, although the front fenders add chrome fake vents.
the interior mostly carries over, but the touchscreen size is increased to 8 inches from 7 inches. mitsubishi says the multimedia system has been updated and now will be able to play video from a usb thumb drive when the suv is parked.
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no mention was made of powertrain changes; we expect that the u.s. version will continue to offer a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 168-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a standard five-speed manual transmission or continuously variable automatic transmission. the outlander sport offers front- or all-wheel drive, and a front collision system with automatic braking is standard on models with the 2.4-liter used engine .
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