Mitsubishi Motors sure is excited about new vehicles coming to the lineup, although many of them are new or revamped versions of the current models. There is still no news on the mystery vehicle Mitsubishi is working on for the C or D car segment, and before the end of 2020, we got a sneak peak at the next generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander. Set to be revealed during the first quarter of 2021, more specifically during a livestream in February, we expect great things if the automaker is keeping it so close to the chest until then. Before the new Outlander makes its grand entrance, however, the 2021 Outlander Sport crossover is released to the masses with two new special editions.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has always been called the “sportier” version of the Outlander SUV, and in 2021, the crossover embraces that name. With ten trims to choose from and a number of configurations, two trims stand out: the new Limited Edition (LE) and Black Edition (BE). In contrast to the starting price of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, $20,995 (plus destination fee), the increase in price for the LE trim is not much, starting at $23,995 (plus destination fee), building off of the features available in the ES trim. This includes standard safety equipment consisting of rain sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, auto dimming mirror, and automatic headlights (not found on the ES trim).
The LE trim is separated from the rest of the lineup with black outside mirrors, a black grille, and black 18-inch alloy wheels. For a real sporty looking crossover, consumers can get the revised BE trim to add new front and rear air dams with a gloss black finish and red accents, an alloy fuel filler door, black outside mirrors, black door handles, a gloss black tailgate protector trim, black 18-inch wheels with red accent, new side body graphics, Black Edition exterior badging, and a large rear body spoiler. The Black Edition is available in Red Diamond, Pearl White, Black Labrador, and Sunshine Orange. When it comes to the interior, the 2021 Outlander Sport has a second-generation 8-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility standard in all trims but the base and ES, however it is unclear if these special edition trims get the 8-inch or 7-inch touchscreen display.
Across the lineup, Mitsubishi is making safety a priority, offering advanced safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) as a standard on all 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models. Also in the name of safety, the crossover offers Mitsubishi’s unique Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive (AWC) system instead of the standard front-wheel drivetrain for better control in various driving conditions and situations. Always keeping the consumer’s safety in mind, that also means keeping the vehicle in working shape with routine maintenance. Mitsubishi Motors makes it easy to replace worn down components and other damage with the automaker’s long-lasting warranties. Whenever a consumer buys a new Mitsubishi vehicle, they get a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty, and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program.
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