At least in China.
This newish/improved/revised model is for the Chinese market.
In other countries, Mitsubishi will now concentrate on SUVs and Crossovers. A well as Plug-ins and EVs.
I must say, this does look more like a Chinese design to me.
Which, I think, still looks OK. Especially for how old it is.
Sure it's boring, but it was never ugly.
These idiots just gave up on it years ago...