Mitsubishi is developing a new, more refined generation of its turnip-headed Outlander, according to a new spy shot in The Car Connection that was taken in the southwestern US. The company's redesigned midsize SUV is a major player in its three-year comeback plan, which involves the current Eclipse model and a Dodge Dakota-based Raider pickup coming for 2006. This particular test mule is right-drive, indicating it's the Japanese version, which will beat the US version — expected to get a 3.0-liter V6 with six-speed automatic — to market by at least one season of "According to Jim."
Spy Shots: 07 Mitsubishi Outlander [The Car Connection]
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