FIRST LOOK: 5 things worth knowing about the 2020 Mitsubishi RVR

Among the changes, an AWD model for 2020 is cheaper than any 2019 model

Published: October 7, 2019, 3:30 PM
Updated: November 23, 2021, 4:05 PM

2020 Mitsubishi RVR

The 2020 Mitsubishi RVR is arriving in Canadian dealerships now with updated styling, new features, and revised pricing. Here’s a closer look at what’s new.

It’s received another facelift

The RVR has been kicking on in its current generation since 2010, and this refresh is the fourth one to be announced since its launch. This one introduces a new interpretation of the Dynamic Shield grille with blacked-out notches over silver keylines, and it incorporates a deeper hood and updated front and rear exterior lighting.

You can have all-wheel drive for less money

A new pricing structure adds an entry-level ES trim that includes Mitsubishi’s all-wheel drive system at a cost of $25,498 before fees, making it available for $1,500 less than the lowest 2019 model that had the drivetrain.

The infotainment system has been upgraded

The infotainment system gets an upgrade from a 7-inch to an 8-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay remain standard equipment from the base model.

No, this isn’t an Alliance product

Since the formation of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, analysts and observers have been waiting to see which Mitsubishi product will be the first to benefit from that collaboration. This isn’t it, though: since this is a refresh and not a full redesign, it’s still based on the legacy platform. The next-generation Outlander that’s due for the 2021 model year will be the first.

It’s still backed by a 10-year powertrain warranty

Mitsubishi Motors Canada says its typical customers tend to be very pragmatic and are attracted by the brand’s warranties, which are the best in the country. The updated RVR will also be covered with a 10-year or 160,000-km limited powertrain warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-km limited new vehicle warranty, and five years of unlimited-mileage roadside assistance.