The Japanese car manufacturer came up with a design concept vehicle named Mitsubishi ASX which was exhibited at the 2001 North American International Auto Show. With a few modifications to this concept, the Japanese started manufacturing a 5-seater crossover SUV which was tagged as Mitsubishi Outlander. After gaining a lot of popularity in Japan, North America, Europe and Canada, Mitsubishi collaborated with Hindustan Motors and launched this SUV in October 2008 in India. Recently, in mid 2012, Mitsubishi Outlander was re-launched in India with 7 seating (2-3-2) capacity. The foldable third row of seats unfortunately has a very poor legroom which can accommodate only kids. The SUV is priced at 20.5 lakhs approximately and varies from city to city.
The all new Mitsubishi Outlander is a perfect blend of eye-catching and sleek exterior. From the front, the SUV looks more sporty and aggressive than before. The bold black colored hexagonal meshed honeycomb front grille gives a jet fighter like appearance. The chrome plated Mitsubishi logo stands out at the center of this trapezoidal shaped front grille just above the horizontally placed number plate. Adaptive front lighting system in the form of halogen headlamp cluster with integrated turn indicators, air intake duct and pushed in round shaped fog lamps at either sides of lower portion of the thick front bumper and ridge on the bonnet, all add up to the sport look of this SUV.
From the side, the smooth aerodynamic shape, roof rails, 16” alloy wheels, dominant wheel fenders, stylish outside rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators and anti-pinch power windows laminated with green windshield glasses, make the SUV one of the best looking in its segment. From the rear, the most prominent feature is the LED studded chromed tail lamps which significantly enhance its appearance from the rear. Other features on the rear include high mount LED stop integrated on the lower portion of the rear spoiler, dual exhaust pipe on the right (when viewed from rear), rear fog lamps on either sides of lower rear bumper and impressive windshield. Mitsubishi Outlander measures 4640 mm in length, 1800 mm in width and 1680 mm in height with a ground clearance of 215 mm.
Mitsubishi Outlander is not only attractive from outside, but also elegant from the inside. Everything from the rich dashboard and the stylish instrument panel to the premium beige colored leather seating upholstery and spacious interiors exudes the luxury of this SUV. Interior features like 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel mounted with audio controls, keyless entry, cruise control, paddle shifts, automatically adjustable driver seat and backrests, automatic door locking system, automatic headlamp turn off feature, front cup holder and bottle holder, remote folding rear seats, chrome plated inner door handles and Rockford Fosgate 710 watt music system with 6 CD changer and a USB port with Aux in add up to the comfort of this SUV.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a powerful 2.4 Litre, 16 valve MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing and Electronic Control System) petrol engine. This engine is capable of generating a power of 170 PS @ 6000 rpm and a torque of 226 Nm @ 4100 rpm. With an ECI-MULTI (Electronically controlled multi point fuel injection) fuel system, the vehicle gives a decent mileage of 8.2 km on city traffic and 11.3 km on highways. The engine is mated to INVECS-III CVT transmission system with 6 speed manual and 6 speed paddle shift.
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Mitsubishi Outlander is considered as the benchmark among the SUVs when it comes to safety and security. Handling in enhanced with the help of four disc brakes (2 of them ventilated discs), independent 4 wheel drive, McPherson suspension (front) and multi-link suspension (rear), mono tube dampers, coil springs, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), active stability control (ASC) and engine immobilizer. Safety and security features include dual SRS airbags, pre-tensioners for the front seats, child protection rear door locks, security alarm with ultra sonic sensor, power and heated seats, reverse parking cameras, automatic climate control air conditioner, Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body design to ensure collision safety body, lightweight aluminum roof panels and rigid structure of the body.
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|167.7 bhp @ 6000rpm