2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets substantial exterior and interior updates and will be sold with petrol engine option only
Mitsubishi’s Indian arm listed the all-new Outlander SUV on its official website back in August 2017 but its launch timeline remained as a mystery. It is more muscular in terms of design compared to the outgoing model. The second generation Outlander entered Indian market in 2008 before enduring a substantial update in 2010 but due to rivals catching up it fell short in sales.
The upcoming model’s bookings have commenced in India officially and is claimed to have aero efficient front end and roof design helping in reducing drag coefficient by 7 percent. Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander:
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander India Launch
|2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Launch||May|
With bookings officially open, we can expect the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander to be launched in India next month or in June.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander India Price
|2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Price||Rs. 30 lakh|
It is more likely to be offered only in a single full-spec trim and brought into the country with one engine option at least initially. We predict the price to hover around Rs. 28-30 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Ground Clearance||190 mm (unladen)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres|
The new Mitsubishi Outlander measures 4,695 mm in length, 1,810 mm in width and 1,710 mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. It stands 190 mm above the ground and has minimum turning radius of 5.3 m. It tips the weighing scale at 1,602 kg and the fuel tank has 60 litres of capacity. It is longer and taller than the upcoming CR-V courtesy of the monocoque chassis it is built on.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine, Specs and Performance
|Engine||2.4-litre MIVEC, 16 valve, DOHC four-cylinder petrol engine|
|Power||167 PS at 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||222 Nm at 4,100 rpm|
|Transmission||six-speed CVT with paddle shifters|
The seven-seater SUV derives power from a 2.4-litre MIVEC, 16 valve, DOHC four-cylinder petrol engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 167 PS at 6,000 rpm and 222 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,100 rpm. Power is sent via six-speed CVT with paddle shifters and onto multi-select electronically-controlled 4WD system.
Braking performance is handled by 16-inch ventilated front disc and solid rear disc amidst the SUV using electric parking brake with auto hold function. The new Outlander is suspended on MacPherson strut with coil springs and stabilizer bar at front and multi-link with coil springs and stabilizer bar at the rear.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Mileage
|2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Mileage||11 kmpl|
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets electronically controlled fuel injection system and is claimed to have better fuel economy than the previous model at perhaps around 11 kmpl. The model is capable of doing zero to 100 kmph in just 11.1 seconds and has Eco and Sports modes catering to different driving scenarios.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior
The new Mitsubishi Outlander adorns ‘Dynamic Shield’ design language up front with plenty of chrome garnishing. It features sharper auto-levelling headlamps sporting LED tech and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. The muscular front bumper has neatly positioned LED fog lamps and the housing features sleek chrome bezels around them.
Other important features are LED rear combination lamp, body-colour side door garnish, black roof moulding, license plate garnish, heated door mirror, rain sensing windshield wiper and washer, laminated green windshield glass, electrically foldable body-colour ORVMs and high-mounted stop lamp among others.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior and Features
Inside the cabin, the new Outlander comes with several feature additions along with a refreshed stance comprising of black and beige layout. The leather driver seat is power adjustable and the passenger gets three-point seatbelt. The second row gains 60:40 split foldable and tumble seats and the central armrest has cup holder.
Besides, it gets anti-trapping electric sunroof, 6.1-inch 2DIN audio system with an 8-channel Rockford Fosgate 710 W premium audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, piano black trim around the centre console, leather gearshift knob, room lamp with map lamp, electronic power steering, AC air filter, keyless ignition, etc.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Features
The long list of safety features provided includes seven airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ASC (Active Stability Control), HSA (Hill Start Assist), RISE body structure, security alarm, immobilizer, front and rear impact bar, seatbelt pre-tensioner, adjustable seatbelt anchor, brake assist system and auto headlamps.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Colours
The seven colour schemes in which the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander will be offered are Black Pearl, Orient Red, Cosmic Blue, Titanium Grey, White Solid, White Pearl and Cool Silver.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Key Rivals
The upcoming Outlander locks horn with rivals such as upcoming Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Volkswagen Tiguan.