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#11 of 341 Re: chelentano... [piast]
Apr 14, 2009 (6:41 pm)
I'm not sure I like the new front end either. I think the one they have now looks good, maybe after three years they feel the need to change it up.
Apr 14, 2009 (8:11 pm)
that the outgoing face looks good, real good. Again I would need to see the '10 Outlander in person, it gives Outlander a very aggressive and bold front end. Staunch and powerful look, I think it's worth giving it a chance, at least from looking at pictures of it.
#13 of 341 Re: chelentano... [chelentano]
Apr 22, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Very comprehensive information about the 2010 Outlander GT. If this vehicle is being built I guess is going to be only for the American market. For example in Europe no dealer sell Outlander V6 3.0L at all. The majority of Outlanders are Diesel. Australia sell the V6 3.0L but the nose of the Outlander is different.
I wonder if the GT is going to be an addition to the other Outlander models (2100) in the market, e.g. SE, ES, XLS, etc.
I have also noted that the GT comes with signal mirrors, which is good and most probably all the new 2010 Outlanders will add this type of mirrors.
#14 of 341 Re: chelentano... [batman47]
Apr 22, 2009 (6:23 pm)
i don't think Mitsu could afford making Outlander with 2 different body designs
Apr 23, 2009 (4:14 am)
chelentano, they need to pick one, and they don't want to confuse people, either. They'll go with this one, look for more pics of the '10 Mitsubishi Outlander. It really is starting to grow on me, it's very aggressive looking, like the front of my '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.
#16 of 341 Re: chelentano... [toomanyfumes]
Apr 23, 2009 (7:30 pm)
I like the new front end. My wife gets beaucoup compliments on our 08 Outlander SE but mostly because of that bright Rally Red paint. A lot of people think it's a Toyota Rav though, because from the side the two vehicles bear a pretty close resemblance.
I think chelentano is correct regarding Mitsubishi creating a "brand" look. Not everyone will like it but it will give the affected vehicle a unique look. Think of the old square Volvo's or the 60s - 70s Saab's. Mitsubishi really needs a brand identity.
I'm assuming that the 4 cylinder models, like I have, will get the new look as well. I like the lines on our 08 but the front end looks a little generic compared to the 2010 model. I can see this new grille on all their models eventually, except that MIEV. That car is plenty unique already.
#17 of 341 The 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV...
Apr 25, 2009 (12:09 am)
will hold to it's "bug eyes" headlamp and front end design look, I think. They've done a great job of giving the all-electric car a unique look, and I don't think they will give it the front-end menacing "jet-fighter" look like the new world order Mitsubishi Lancer/Ralliart/EVO X's have.
But the i-MiEV is not yet built, so Mitsu body designers could still give it that look, it's just I haven't seen it yet in an i-MiEV concept.
Do any of you all worry about Mitsubishi's future in the U.S.? Sure times are tough all around the auto industry, but, I think that Mitsubishi Motors will come through this recession all right. Their products continue to be impressive and very state of the art. I absolutely love my '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, so much so that my next new car purchase front-runner would almost have to be another Mitsubishi. I like the Lancer, Outlander and i-MiEV all enough to consider trading in for new units of any of those three models.
Although, to clarify my position, I only mean one of those vehicles at a time.
#18 of 341 Here's a freshen-up look...
Apr 25, 2009 (6:05 pm)
at the new 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander.
I like pics of this new SUV in "action" on the road like this. Striking looking SUV. It's already won me over.
#19 of 341 Re: Here's a freshen-up look... [iluvmysephia1]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 25, 2009 (9:11 pm)
Kinda has that Darth Vader look going it. Looks grumpy.
#20 of 341 Re: Here's a freshen-up look... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 26, 2009 (8:18 am)
Looks good. No way anyone is going to mistake this vehicle for a Toyota! Also, is that an aluminum roof up there? Thought I read something about this concept having one of those to cut weight and improve cornering.
About Mitsubishi in the U.S. - I remember a few years ago how the "experts" were saying they were too small a presence to have an impact. Now you read how GM is going to cut like 1200 dealers in the next 3 years, ditto Ford and Chrysler. Everyone is trying to get small.
On top of that I think the confirmation that the MIEV would come to the US market was something the dealers HAD to hear. Sure it's a niche car but in this environment you have to reach for every sales possibility. I'd bet that the dealers would have good luck with the Colt and little i car too. Small pickups are going to be making a comeback as well. If I was a dealer I'd tell Mitsu to bring in as much of their stuff as possible, or build it here. Every car dealer will tell you that the first hurdle to more sales is simply to get the customer to walk in the door and check your stuff out. I'm sure the MIEV will help in that regard. I'm thinking that - despite all the concepts out there - either Mitsubishi or Nissan will be the first to offer a viable electric car in the US and just having one of those on the showroom floor is gonna bring in traffic.
Sure would be neat to see a Colt Ralliart parked right next to it.