New Mitsubishi Outlander gets ‘Dynamic Shield’ design, CVT gearbox with paddle shifter and Rockford Fosgate audio system
Mitsubishi India listed the all-new Outlander SUV on its official website back in August itself but it has not been officially launched yet. The all-new Outlander SUV will be more muscular and attractive in terms of design compared to its predecessor. It could be priced around Rs. 30 lakh (ex-showroom) and upon arrival, the SUV will lock horns with rivals like the upcoming new-gen Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Volkswagen Tiguan.
The Japanese automaker is yet to reveal the launch date. But, expect it to arrive in the domestic market sometime early next year and the bookings will begin from January or February onwards. The new Mitsubishi Outlander sports ‘Dynamic Shield’ design language at the front fascia with plenty of chrome garnishing and sharp headlamps sporting LED projector lamps and integrated LED daytime running lights.
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It gets a muscular front bumper with neatly positioned LED fog lamps. The fog lamp housings feature sleek chrome trim around them. The automaker reveals that this upcoming SUV will be aerodynamically more efficient compared to its predecessor. Also, it gets rain sensing wipers, anti trapping electric sunroof, etc.
The interior also features a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with an 8-channel Rockford Fosgate 710 W premium audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, piano black trim around the centre console. On the safety front, it receives ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), active stability control, hill start assist, electronic parking brake with auto hold. The automaker is yet to reveal any detail about the engine of this India-bound SUV. But it is likely to receive a six-speed CVT with paddle shifters and there will be a Sports mode too.
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The new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV will arrive with an electronically controlled Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. To offer optimum fuel efficiency Mitsubishi offers the car with Eco mode. Mitsubishi discontinued the Outlander in India back in 2013 due to the low sales issue. Now, as the domestic buyers showing more interest towards the premium cars, the auto major has decided to reintroduce the car here.
This third-gen Outlander was first introduced in the foreign markets back in 2012 and it received a major update three years later. It measures 4,695 mm in length and 1,710 mm in height and is built on a monocoque chassis. Offering a third row of seat, thanks to its structure, it is longer and taller than the upcoming CR-V. It will ensure more room on the inside but we cannot come to a definitive conclusion before we see the real deal.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander premium SUV will be sold in a single trim and get packed goodies, Initially, the 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is expected to be the solo offering and it delivers 169 horsepower and 225 Nm of peak torque. The second generation Outlander entered Indian market in 2008 before receiving a substantial facelift in 2010 but due to the absence of diesel powertrain it fell behind its rivals.
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