Mitsubishi's been mum about its New York Auto Show presence this year, leaving us to speculate what the automaker has in store - until now. Mitsubishi has announced that its centerpiece for the Big Apple show will be a take on its Outlander CUV dubbed the Outlander GT Prototype.

To be shown in Diamond White paint, the Mistubishi Outlander GT Prototype's most prominent exterior feature is up front where the automaker has grafted on the menacing "Jet Fighter" snout from the Lancer Evolution. And the fun doesn't stop there. Mitsu is planning to use the sportier Outlander to showcase a host of technological goodies including Idle Neutral Logic, a system that automatically shifts the Outlander's six-speed Sportronic automatic transmission into neutral when at a standstill to conserve fuel. Under the hood, the 220-hp 3.0-liter MIVEC V-6 engine from the top-line Outlander XLS will be linked to Mitsubishi's Super-All-Wheel-Control drive system.

That's all Mitsubishi is willing to divulge thus far, so you'll have to keep tuned to Truck Trend's coverage of the 2009 New York Auto Show starting next week to learn more. We'll be bringing you live updates straight from the show floor with all the latest info you need to stay in the know.

Source: Mitsubishi