One of the newest models in Mitsubishi's U.S. lineup, the Outlander Sport is already getting a refresh for the 2013 model year. No advanced photos have been released of the new model, but Mitsubishi did reveal a few details on what changes we could expect. The front and rear fascias will be revised, although to what extent, we're not sure. Mitsubishi showed off the next-generation Outlander at the Geneva Show earlier this month, with a totally different look than its predecessor. Will its smaller sibling follow suit, or keep the familiar Lancer Evo-style front grille?

In addition to the exterior changes, Mitsubishi is promising updates to interior styling and equipment, a revised rear suspension, and calibration changes to the continuously-variable transmission. Since it appears this is a mid-cycle refresh rather than an all-new model, we're not expecting extensive mechanical changes, but Mitsubishi could have a surprise or two up its sleeve for the New York auto show. Come back next week to find out!

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Photos of a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shown above.