Mitsubishi has launched the all-new Outlander SUV at a sticker price of Rs 31.54 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Mumbai) in the Indian market. Being available in a fully-loaded single variant, it is the company's first all-new product launch in India in the last 6 years. The India-spec of Mitsubishi Outlander has been on sale in global markets since 2015, while it would be retailed as CBU in the country. The Outlander SUV would directly rival the Skoda Kodaiq, priced at Rs 34.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and the yet-to-be-launched Honda CR-V 7-seater in India.
The Indian model of the Outlander comes with 7-seat configuration, while the second and third rows can be fully folded in order to create more space for luggage. As it is the fully loaded top-trim variant, it gets several premium bells and whistles in form of auto headlights and wipers, an electric sunroof, keyless go, an electric parking brake, paddleshifters for the CVT automatic, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system. As for the safety and security of the occupants, the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander gets six airbags, hill-start assist and active stability control as standard fearures.
Mechanically, the Outlander SUV comes loaded with a naturally aspirated 2.4L 4-cylinder petrol engine which delivers a top power of 167bhp and peak torque of 222Nm. The engine is linked to a 6-speed CVT automatic transmission which transmits the power evenly to all the four wheels via an all-wheel-drive system. The company has no plans to introduce a diesel variant anytime soon, but it is being learnt that it might launch the plug-in hybrid variant, the Outlander PHEV, at a later stage in India. Currently, the company has only product in its portfolio in form of the Pajero Sport which is also due for a facelift. Though, the facelifted version has already been on sale in several international markets since 2016, but it is yet to be seen on Indian roads.