South Africa’s most loved luxury lifestyle SUV, the new Outlander, has been given the Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield design treatment with a bold and edgy new look. The focal point of the Outlander’s new front design is the distinctive Mitsubishi badge which is centred just above the grille. Two swathes of chrome lead from the outside edges of the LED headlights where they make a sharp curve downward and taper off around the lower fog lights.
The effect is striking and creates the distinct look characterised by the company’s new Dynamic Shield design. The addition of chrome highlights around the redesigned grille give the new Mitsubishi Outlander a more refined feel – it still looks tough and rugged, but the new chrome detail is indicative of the Outlander’s status as a luxury crossover SUV.
At the rear, the Mitsubishi badge again takes centre stage right below the rear window. The chrome details surrounding the taillights have been cleverly styled to create the impression that they also frame the Mitsubishi badge. The subtle effect perfectly complements the bold Dynamic Shield design in the front.
Superior luxury and comfort – making it the top seven-seater in its class
Mitsubishi is known for its immaculate interior design and high level of specification, and the Outlander more than lives up to this reputation. At 4,695mm the Outlander is notably longer than its direct competitors, which translates into a more spacious and luxurious interior. This additional space, combined with an innovate cabin layout, places the Outlander in the top of its segment among vehicles offering seven seats.
Distributed across three rows, the Outlander’s seven seats offer excellent comfort and endless loading options. The second and third row seats can be folded completely flat, opening up an impressive amount of loading space.
The leather seats are designed with long road trips in mind and third-row passengers have ample space thanks to the Outlander’s roomy cabin.
The seats in the second row can slide 250mm forward which makes for easy access to the third row from either side of the vehicle.
Despite its generous proportions, the Outlander boasts a turning radius of just 5.3m which is notably better than most of its competitors.
The new Outlander is equipped with an impressive Rockford Fosgate sound system that makes use of nine speakers, a 710W eight-channel high-power amplifier and subwoofer to create the perfect surround-sound experience for all occupants.
Mitsubishi is renowned for its world-class safety ratings and the Outlander is no exception. Mitsubishi’s patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction forms a solid safety cage around all occupants. This first line of defence is further supplemented by seven airbags and full ISO-FIX child anchors. Mitsubishi’s dedication to safety has earned the Outlander a full five-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash test assessment.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander is further equipped with all the crucial safety features, including Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC), ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), as well as Hill Start Assist (HSA) for tricky inclines.
Strong and capable
The facelifted Outlander is powered by Mitsubishi’s popular 2.4-litre 16-valve DOHC MIVEC petrol engine producing 123kW and 222 Nm. Average fuel consumption comes to 8.2 litres/100km.
Power is delivered to all four wheels through Mitsubishi’s next-generation, all-new INVECS-III Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with a 6-step Sports Mode shift control. The CVT gearbox adapts to varying road conditions and power demands, allowing for a smoother ride than traditional automatic transmissions.
The redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander goes on sale immediately and comes with a full three-year / 100 000 km warranty and a five-year / 90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are set at 15 000 km.
From R549 900