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29th-Mar-2012: Mitsubishi India added one more variant to its Outlander SUV lineup. The company has introduced a new seven seater Outlander SUV with proud. There hasn’t been any change in the seating arrangement of the five seater Outlander model, but Mitsubishi has just added a thin jump seat at the rear to adjust 2 more passengers. However, critics say that the less legroom in the third row is a bit uncomfortable for the passengers albeit the third thin jump seat can be easily folded, whenever one needs space for storing extra luggage in boot. Coming to the technical specs, the new seven-seater Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is blessed with a 2.4 litre of twin cam four cylinder petrol engine, which churns out 170 Ps of peak power along with 226 Nm of peak torque. The engine has been intelligently mated with six speed CVT gearbox, which helps the car to touch the 100 km per hour speed mark in just 10 seconds. The SUV has a top speed of 190 km per hours, which is totally impressive. The company has priced this 7 seater SUV in India very competitively at Rs 20.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Mitsubishi recently re-launched its Mitsubishi Outlander in India. In place of 5-seater variant, a 7-seater variant is now also available for those who are professional by the week and off roaders on the weekends. The theme of the new avatar is more aggressive styling and luxury. The major part of the alteration comes at front side. The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) has borrowed many features from the Outlander GT Prototype. In fact, one would not notice any alteration at the rear side.
Mitsubishi Outlander is loaded with a 2.4-litre engine which would deliver 170-Ps power and 226-Nm torque at 4100rpm. It has 16 Valve MPI MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-Timing Electronic Control System) with the displacement of 2360cc. The vehicle incorporates INVECS-III CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) type transmission with 6 speed manual and 6 speed paddle shift. The steering wheel of the Mitsubishi Outlander is Hydraulic Variable power assisted. With the help of the innovative engine technology, the SUV can touch a top speed of 190 km/h and the minimum turning radius is 5.3 meters. Mitsubishi Outlander is provided with front McPherson coil springs with stabilizer bar and rear Multi-link coil springs with Stabilizer Bar that ensure smooth riding.
The front face of Mitsubishi Outlander is totally changed by the company and it is made to look very sporty. The front face now is sleeker but aggressive. The front grille comes in jet fighter style and has been taken from Lancer Evo. Apart from that the front bumper, roofrails and hood are modified completely. The upgraded headlamp cluster is more stylish than before and is integrated with turn indicators. The outside rear view mirrors are also fitted with integrated turn indicators. According to the company officials, the new Mitsubishi Outlander is available in seven colour option.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander appears to be amongst the best cars in respect of the exterior appearance. Halogen with high intensity discharge capacity is used in the headlamps with washers for a clear vision, it has anti-pinch power window that is laminated with green windshield glasses to make it look classy. Above all, on the upper front of the Outlander rear deflector with high mount LED stop lamp is given to air down the rear windows of SUVs and to keep the windows clear of craps. Roof rails give it a tough look.
The exterior measurement is sketched decently with the overall length of 4640 mm, 1800 mm of width and the height of 1680 mm, while the wheel base is 2670mm with the ground clearance of 215 mm. The Mitsubishi Outlander is heavier, has more sporty looks.
Since it’s a vehicle for on-road and off-road trips it has luxury and comfort for the city rides and the sturdiness for the off road trips. The all new Mitsubishi Outlander carries appealing interiors with luxurious and convenient attribute. The interior of the Outlander is spacious; the seats are kept in such a proportion that they make it more capacious and huge that is capable of seating passengers with comfort and ease. The Outlander 2012 is full of new-gen features like a keyless operating system, Rockford Fosgate premium 710 watt music system which is loaded with a 6 CD changer and a USB port with Aux-in. The row seating, cruise control, leather upholstery, 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls adds to the youthfulness of the SUV. Mitsubishi Outlander is available in 7 seater arrangement. Loading of luggage is easy, all thanks to flexible seat arrangements that provides generously spacious luggage space with a fully flat floor.
Seats of the new Mitsubishi Outlander are in luxurious beige leather. The chauffer's seat is easily adjustable with the automatic adjust function and can be folded fully. The backrests of all new Mitsubishi can also be adjusted individually, and can also be split in a proportion that can help place more luggage in case need be. Being a SUV (Sports Utility vehicle), the interior are designed for comfort. It has a front cup holder on the passenger side panel along with a bottle holder on both driver and companion’s side. It has three point seat belts for all the seats. Anti-pinch power windows, automatic door locking system, automatic headlamp turn off feature, cruise control and paddle shifts with steering wheel to make gear shifts absolutely easy and effort free. The Keyless Operation System (KOS) helps to open the doors by just touching the door handles. Along with this the engine can also be started remotely without the key.
The all new Mitsubishi Outlander has a great pick up, its engine accelerates from zero to 100 kmph in 13 seconds and maximum speed with which it can fly is 200 km/hour, which makes it blaster in speed. Using the centrally located dial, the system permits free switching between 3 drive model depending on driving condition or environment. With 6 speeds, INVECS-III Automatic can adjust the gear and shift timings to perfectly reflect individual driving styles. As an added benefit, Sports Mode provides the sporty driving enjoyment of a manual transmission.
Easily accessible on the center console, the driver-mode selector dial can quickly change the SUV’s drive mode from fuel-efficient 2WD to 4 wheel drive or Lock Mode for mastering even challenging off-road or weather conditions.
Close to steering wheel, the magnesium paddle shifters enhance sporty driving while ensuring that both hands stay on steering. Pulling the up-shift lever for more than two seconds returns the transmission to fully automatic mode. Clearly displaying the drive mode on the MID (Multi Information Display) contributes to smoother, more fuel efficient drive.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander carries 2360 cc 2.4litre with 16 valve MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing and Electronic Control system) gasoline engine that delivers a power of 170 Ps at 6000 rpm and a torque of 226 Nm at 4100 rpm. The SUV has a capacity to produce an enormous speed and excellent pick up. It is embedded with 6 gears Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that favours a sporty and adventurous ride even in rough conditions making every highway and every city drive a joyful ride. This engine brings out the devil in every sophisticated man that sits behind the steering wheel.
The all new Mitsubishi Outlander has a powerful 2360 cc 2.4litre 16 value MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing and Electronic Control system) petrol engine, which offers a competitive mileage in SUV (Sports Utility vehicle) segment that adds one more advantage to own this car, the average mileage of the car on city road is 8kmpl while on highway it has a gross average approx 12kmpl which is pretty good for a SUV. The electronically reined multi point fuel injection system results in extra frugality.
Mitsubishi Outlander is out in the market in petrol variant and is rendered with a 2.4litre 16 valve MIVEC engine with the 6 gears Continuously Variable Transmissions that delivers the maximum power of 170 PS @ 6000 rpm. This excellent power makes the new Mitsubishi a powerful performer. MIVEC is an innovative technology continuously varies the valve timing, thus contributing to satisfying power as well as exceptional fuel economy. Boasting higher torque at low RPMs and greater output for smooth top-end power, MIVEC technology mixes together fuel efficiency with sporty performance while minimizing harmful emission. This engine alters the intake and exhaust valve timing to optimize engine output across a wider RPM range, producing high torque at low RPMs and satisfying top-end power for highway cruising confidence.
The new generation Mitsubishi Outlander features an all-powerful 6 CD changer MP3 compatible AM/FM supported, 710 watts Rockford Fosgate sound system with 4 speakers, 4 tweeters and 1 25 cm dual voice coil subwoofer fitted to a 20 liter sealed cabinet which is an adorable and powerful musical gadget. With total 9 speakers in 7 positions, plus strategic use of sound blocking and vibration absorbing devices, Outlander’ s interior becomes a moving sound station. Controls on steering of Outlander allow precise control of audio volume and sound mode. USB and Aux port enhance the usability of Outlander.
It is accessorised with a competent air-filter and fully automatic Air-conditioner that makes the new version of the SUV pretty comfortable and serene from inside.
The all new Mitsubishi Outlander is powered with fresh braking system which includes a new single 10-in, brake booster that cultivates boost power and brake ambience. It holds four disc brakes including two ventilated discs. The front brakes utilize powerful dual-piston callipers, with single piston callipers at the rear, the standard anti-lock braking system(ABS) comes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) which makes it more trustworthy at the time of instant braking. The powerful Mitsubishi Outlander offers a smooth, barrier free and a safe riding experience.
With All wheel control, all 4 wheels are controlled independently to ensure superior handling in all conditions. Mitsubishi’s SUV boasts of electronically controlled 4WD and advanced 4 wheel independent suspension system. Outlander’s front McPherson strut and rear multi-link suspensions offer confident handling on all roads. Ample wheel travel and phenomenal ground clearance clear most obstacles and all-wheel independence combined with the rigid body structure deliver top-notch comfort along with smooth, stable ride. The aluminium roof panels are lighter than similar steel plates in competitive SUVs, thus adding to the sedan like ride stability.
As earlier mentioned, the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander offers Anti-Lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brake Distribution (EBD) that helps in stopping the car instantly. EBD evenly distributes braking force to the rear wheels adding to overall safety. It offers active stability control (ASC) too, that helps in preventing side slipping on slippery roads or in any driving unfavourable condition. And while hard braking. The all new Mitsubishi Outlander comes with power windows and anti pinch system and to protect the kids, child-protection rear door locks are given. SRS Air bag for chauffer and the front passenger, security alarms along with emergency triangle and first aid kit and many other safety features are kept in mind while designing the SUV making it much safer from every point of view. Front seats are equipped with pre-tensioners (double pre-tensioners for driver) that reel in to securing the occupant in the initial moments of a collision and force limiters that gently release the occupant to reduce the risk of injury. Outlander is made of rigid body with lightweight aluminium roof panel. Ideal use of solid insulators and other measures help ensure that the interior is a quiet, comfortable place to be.
RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body design is based on the concepts of regression and structural integrity; crush zones progressively crumple to absorb impact energy and key structural areas direct energy away from the cabin, itself solidly reinforced against deformation. The outcome is better collision regardless of impact direction.
The security alarm uses an ultra sonic sensor to trigger off siren and hazard lamps in the event of doors and hood, which were locked by remote control being forced open. The inclination Sensor also raises the alarm in the event of unauthorized movement of vehicle when it was locked. Another standard anti-theft measure is an Engine Immobilizer which restricts the engine from starting if an unauthorized ignition key is used.
The latest coupe in SUV segment, Mitsubishi Outlander has great and reliable wheels that helps make it stand at the position of the most powerful vehicle in the crowd. It offers stylish Space saver steel rim 215/70 R, 16" x 6", silver plated Alloy Wheel with 5 Swirled spokes which are well suited to tame the misbehaving Indian road conditions.
Sporty Stylish Power Machine
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi that discontinued all of its sedans in India a couple of months back due to their poor sales performance, is now focussing only on SUVs. Their current line-up consists of Pajero Sport and Montero, and soon we will see the relaunch of the company's flagship SUV Outlander, which was phased out last year. The reason behind the discontinuation of the Outlander was the unavailability of the diesel version, while most of its competitors were in diesel trim.
Mitsubishi that first showcased the 2013 Outlander at the Geneva Show earlier this year, is now planning to bring in the vehicle to India as well in 2013. And our sources reveal that this time around the vehicle will have the diesel engine option as well in the country. 2013 has received some major changes helping it become an all new vehicle this time. It looks more refreshed, aggressive, safer and different than the outgoing version having the new slim front aerodynamic grille with hockey-shaped chromed strips, wrap-around headlamps, Montero like bumper, high flanks, raised beltline, uncluttered surfaces, strong shouldering and soft-contoured fenders.
Mitsubishi Motors is planning to unveil its latest gift to the environment conscious driver at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The main feature of this show will be the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV. PHEV technology is of course nothing new in the automotive market; however what makes the new Outlander special is its adaptation of this technology and the fact that it is a 4WD. It is in fact the first 4WD vehicle to incorporate the PHEV technology. Another thing that is different about the Outlander is that it consists of both the PHEV option and has an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) option as well.