The Next Mitsubishi Outlander Could Get a Nissan Engine

The Next Mitsubishi Outlander Could Get a Nissan Engine


In 2016, Renault-Nissan merged with Mitsubishi to create one of the most dominating automotive brands on the planet. Since the merger, Mitsubishi has stuck to its own technological and engineering aspects when creating new vehicles. This year, however, Mitsubishi has announced that it may use one of Nissan's engines when producing the new generation Outlander. There are still several details about the new Outlander that is unclear, but here is what we know about the new engine so far.


What Engine is Currently Being Used on the Mitsubishi Outlander?


The Outlander made its way into the market back in 2003. At the time, it was a welcomed addition to the Mitsubishi's SUV lineup. The Outlander is sporty, yet powerful, and able to adapt to a wide range of conditions.




The Outlander currently has two different engine options to choose from. The first option is the 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine that is mated to a CVT transmission and produces 166 horsepower and gets an estimated 9.1 L/100km combined fuel economy. The other option is the 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers an impressive 224 horsepower.


In terms of powertrain, the Outlander has always strived to stay at the top of its class and deliver the most power while also getting good fuel economy ratings. In 2013, the Outlander added a Hybrid engine to the Outlander models to make it even more eco-friendly than ever before.


The New Outlander Will Get a New Engine


Even though Mitsubishi and Nissan Merged their companies together almost five years ago, for the most part, these two companies have remained relatively separate when it came to the mechanics of their vehicles. This year, however, Mitsubishi has announced that the upcoming Outlander and Rogue will be sharing the same engine.


The Nissan Rogue is currently powered by a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft of torque. The new engine is thought to make the Outlander even more fuel-efficient and responsive than its predecessors.




So far, it looks like everything else on the Outlander will be Mitsubishi-exclusive, including the Outlander's extremely popular interior and exterior design. The only thing that these two vehicles will have in common is their power and performance features.

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