Did anyone say Forester STi?
This is not exactly Mitsubishi's SUV rebuff to the turbo hoon-wagon, but what little we can see looks promising.
Lowered on big Oz wheels, painted in premium metallic white and with an Evo grin, the GT Prototype is essentially a glitter pack. However, the more interesting clue is the front face, which has also been spotted on the Colt hatch. Perhaps the grille will simply adorn the modified models - perhaps it's the future corporate grille, a-la Audi.
The reveal happens later today our time, stay tuned...
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
- Mitsubishi Motors Provides a Sneak Peek of Outlander GT Prototype
The centerpiece of Mitsubishi Motors' stand at the New York Auto Show will be the Outlander GT Prototype. Building on the success of the current Outlander, this sporty compact CUV will make its World debut on April 9.
Dressed in a premium Diamond white hue, the Outlander GT Prototype showcases a host of new technologies, such as Idle Neutral Logic that automatically shifts the transmission into neutral during vehicle standstill, improved performance and fuel economy from its more powerful 3.0-liter SOHC MIVEC V6 engine, and a Super-All-Wheel-Control System offering superior handling and control. Additionally, there is a number of exciting design elements that help distinguish the Outlander GT Prototype, including Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution's signature "Jet Fighter" grille.
Full details on the Outlander GT Prototype will be announced at 9:40 a.m. on April 9 at the Mitsubishi Motors press conference.
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