Numerous Upgrades Coming to 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Two-row Crossover Adds Style and Efficiency
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be significantly refreshed for the new model year, adding more advantages to one of the surprise hits of the past selling season: Thanks to a crisp design and competitive value—as well as the insatiable appetite of U.S. "truck" buyers—the 2014 Outlander Sport racked up 2,820 sales in May, representing a 24.4 percent gain in volume. Now, that's not exactly a lot of units, but when it comes to growing sales, the Outlander did so at a faster pace last month than the competition from Ford, Chevy, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, while its year-to-date numbers are ahead of last year's total by 31.3 percent.
And now, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will benefit from a new, next-generation continuously variable transmission (CVT) that provides both the functionality of a seven-speed automatic and a small bump in fuel economy. For two-wheel-drive models, that works out to a new EPA line of 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway/28 mpg combined, marking an additional 1 mpg in all phases of testing, while Outlander Sports equipped with all-wheel drive see 1-mpg increases in highway and combined fuel efficiency, to reach 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.