While plenty of automakers have been wowing audiences and industry critics alike with their new wares at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mitsubishi is biding their time. The brand, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, has plans to reveal the new Mitsubishi crossover in an upcoming auto show in Geneva, which is only a few months away and will give Mitsubishi a more global platform to show off the first fruits of its new marketing strategy.
Following the success of the Outlander and the Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi made plans to revamp the direction of its lineup and target the SUV and crossover segments more strongly. This new crossover will do exactly that. Mitsubishi has plans to make the next-generation Outlander larger and the next-gen Outlander Sport slightly smaller, as the newest as-of-yet-unnamed nameplate will slot neatly between the other two offerings.
All we known of the new crossover so far is that it will be based on Mitsubishi’s eX Concept, making it a compact crossover, and will feature gasoline and diesel engine options taken from the Outlander Sport as well as a brand-new turbocharged offering. A plug-in hybrid model will be available sometime during its life cycle. The new Mitsubishi crossover will supposedly go on sale next year in 2018 following its appearance in Geneva.