Mitsubishi Motors has launched the new-generation Outlander in the country at a price point of Rs 31.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The new Mitsubishi Outlander is available in a single variant and receives copious change over its predecessor which was phased out in 2013. One must note, the SUV is now available as a completely built unit (CBU) with a single petrol engine. The model gets comprehensive cosmetic updates and packs in a host of new features in tandem with the new-age full-size premium SUVs in the segment.
Unlike its predecessor which was based on the Lancer Evo X design tenet, the new-generation Outlander features a modish design theme highlighted by new styling elements. This model is already on has been on retail since 2015 in international markets. Coming to the aesthetic changes, the new Outlander receives a wider chrome finished grille in front, LED equipped headlamps, fog lamps, headlamps and tail-lamps. At the sides, the new Outlander gets multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels. With these new elements, the 2018 Outlander looks more premium and classier. It not only receives cosmetic updates but also gets wider and longer than before. The model can be had in Black Pearl, Cosmic Blue, Orient Red, White Solid, Titanium Grey and White Pearl colour options.
Changes to the cabin are prominent as it comes layered with the dual tone colour scheme (featuring beige and black colour) and leather upholstered seats. The seven-seater also packs in a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display for controlling all functions. Among the comfort goodies, there is a dual zone climate control system, an elelctric sunroof, electric parking brake with auto hold function, auto atic headlamps and rain sensing wipers.
Under the hood, the new Mitsubishi Outlander houses a 2.4-litre MIVEC petrol engine that emanates top power of 165 bhp against 222 Nm torque. Transmission choices include a 6-speed CVT with Multi Select 4WD system and paddle shifters. In terms of performance, the engine sprints Outlander to 100 km/h from rest within 11.1 seconds. The list of safety features on the seven-seater SUV include as many as seven airbags, ABS with EBD, ASC and Hill Strat Assist. Touted as a seven-seater