Mitsubishi Set To Debut Refreshed 2020 Outlander Sport At Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi's best-selling crossover is getting an update

Refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. [Photo: Mitsubishi]

Mitsubishi’s best-selling Outlander Sport is getting a new look for 2020.

The current Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has been around for nearly a decade, seeing a few minor updates since it debuted as a 2011 model. Now, Mitsubishi is bringing along a refreshed 2020 Outlander Sport to the Geneva Motor Show. Despite the new-looking exterior, this is more of a mild update than an all-new model.

The 2020 Outlander Sport dons a new front fascia, more closely resembling its Outlander and Eclipse Cross siblings. Mitsubishi designed new headlights, a new grille and a new front bumper for the updated model. The look down the sides is the same except for some chrome vents on the back edge of the fenders. Around the back, you get some new LED taillights and a slightly different rear bumper.

The interior of the 2020 Outlander Sport is largely the same, except for a new infotainment display. The 8.0-inch unit juts out from the center stack more prominently than the older, smaller unit. Unlike the old 7.0-inch unit, you can also use a USB memory stick to play videos when you’re parked.

Powertrains will likely remain the same

Mitsubishi didn’t specifically mention powertrains, but it’s likely they’ll also remain the same. On ES and SE models of the current Outlander Sport, you get a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four with 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up to the GT enlarges the engine to a 2.4-liter mill with 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The Outlander Sport is currently available with a CVT on all-wheel drive models, or an available 5-speed manual on front-wheel drive versions.

The 2020 Outlander Sport will carry on Mitsubishi’s best-selling model, but don’t expect radical changes from the current one. That said, the current car starts at just over $20,000, offering good value for the sort of features you get. We suspect that will remain true in this new model, and Mitsubishi will bring out a next-generation version in a short while.

Mitsubishi is also bringing along a new electric SUV to the Geneva Motor Show, so we may see a new direction for the brand in the coming years.