Also known under Outlander Sport name, this compact crossover is about to continue without bigger changes for the next year, as 2019 Mitsubishi RVR. This nameplate is in use in parts of the world such as Japan and Canada. Still, differences between this one and Outlander are minimal.
The current model is present for about 8 years, since 2010. However, it received an update last year, so we can make a conclusion that the company plans to produce this model for some more time. This is a clear indicator that the 2019 RVR is about to continue unchanged. Last year, we saw numerous interesting changes, mainly in terms of styling.
The next-year model will continue in the same way, featuring all these changes. We are about to see the same engines in the offer as well. On the other side, few additions in terms of standard equipment are possible.
2019 Mitsubishi RVR redesign
The 2019 Mitsubishi RVR is about to carry on without bigger changes. The compact crossover has been around since 2010, but we saw several interesting novelties for the current model. First of all, there are several interesting novelties in terms of styling. There is a new front end, as well as numerous novelties at the rear end. The overall impression is that this crossover now looks far more attractive. Besides exterior improvement, this update brings plenty of novelties on the inside.
The overall cabin design has remained unchanged, but the company did several modifications in order to reduce noise. Considering all these updates, it is hard to expect more important novelties for 2019 Mitsubishi RVR. However, things like new color options and interior schemes are possible. Finally, we could see additions in terms of standard equipment, where every trim level could receive some interesting novelty.
2019 Mitsubishi RVR trim levels
When it comes to trim level organization, things will remain the same. This crossover comes in four variants and there is no doubt that the 2019 Mitsubishi RVR will continue in the same way.
The base ES trim comes to a decent list of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rearview camera, 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth etc.
The next in the line is LE, which adds xenon headlights, leather upholstery, smartphone integration, heated front seats etc. It also features several styling enhancements compared to the base ES model.
The SE trim adds few interesting details, like 6-speaker audio system, additional USB ports, satellite radio, smartphone integration etc.
Finally, there is a top-range SEL, which include all above and adds power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror etc.
2019 Mitsubishi RVR engines
When it comes to powertrain, the most common is a 1.8-liter engine, which is good for about 143 horsepower. Depending on the market, the list includes various units.
One of them is a 2.0-liter unit, which delivers around 148 horses and it is available in most of the markets.
In North America, there is also a familiar 2.4-liter unit, which is good for about 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque.
European drivers can also choose diesel engines, two of them to be more precise. The first one is a 1.8-liter unit with around 150 horses, while the second one is a bigger 2.3-liter engine which is good for about 177 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the engine choice, transmission offer could vary. Most of the engines are available with a 6-speed manual. On the other side, optional drivetrain could be either CVT or automatic, depending on the engine.
2019 Mitsubishi RVR release date
Since 2019 Mitsubishi RVR won’t feature bigger changes, we expect it to arrive sometime late in the year.