The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport offer the latest and greatest in what a Mitsubishi automobile is and can be. It’s a three-row crossover that got a solid refresh for the 2016 model year. It seats seven passengers comfortably, gets good gas mileage and looks good on the road.
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander also is a top safety vehicle earning the Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. It’s a great family vehicle, and for the price, it’s a great choice when considering the family’s checkbook. And for these reasons and more, we hear at O’Brien Mitsubishi Normal, serving Bloomington and Normal Mitsubishi drivers, aren’t surprised at all why it’s still be being talked about. By more people than just us.
One of the biggest design changes to the 2016 Outlander was the replacement of the large horizontally lined front grille and front fascia. Now the front of the vehicle sports what Mitsubishi automakers call the Dynamic Shield.
Well, that sounds good to us. But, what is the Dynamic Shield exactly? Besides giving both the Outlander and the Outlander Sport a unified, and more aggressive look, the shield is a concept in protecting you in style.
The dynamic face is designed to facilitate powerful performance while reassuring you with a sense of protection and safety. A Mitsubishi vehicle is known to be utilitarian. Form follows function. But with the careful design of this shield, it seems that we can have both.
The Dynamic Shield protects drivers and passengers with a strong front end that includes elements to enhance performance and even visibility. For example, two levels of lights at the top and bottom increase visibility to pedestrians while also preventing blinding other oncoming vehicles. After all, you never want to be that guy that looks like he’s blinding you with his high beams.
Overall, the shield incorporates what’s been successful in the past in both form and function. And combines those elements to create a stylish, yet safe front end and overall driving experience in the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Outlander.