THE MITSUBISHI Outlander is some thing of a silent achiever in the Medium SUV phase. Domestically, it is the third greatest-selling vehicle in its course driving the RAV4 and CX-5 and, dollar for dollar, it delivers a ton extra products – and a significantly for a longer time guarantee – than its Toyota and Mazda rivals.
Still, you under no circumstances look to hear also a lot about the humble Outlander it sort of blends into the background… practically as if it purposely avoids the time in the highlight that it actually warrants.
Developed on an all-new Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance system, the Outlander shares its underpinnings with the Nissan X-Trail. Like its cousin, it has a 2705mm wheelbase, but is a little for a longer time, broader and taller overall. It is also considerably much larger than the outgoing product – it steps 4710mm (+15mm) in duration, 1862mm (+52mm) in width, and 1745mm (+35mm) in peak.
Priced from $34,490 (plus on-road fees), the Outlander capabilities a radical new look and an all-new motor for 2022. The nine-variant range incorporates 5- and 7-seat solutions, two- and all-wheel driveline configurations, and will quickly aspect a pair of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants.
At the moment, all Outlander variants are run by a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor acquiring 135kW/245Nm. Power is delivered to the wheels by means of a constantly variable transmission (CVT) and, in two-wheel-drive format, the claimed combined cycle fuel intake determine is seven.5 litres for every 100km (eight.1L/100km for AWD variants).
The level of products provided throughout the Outlander range is considerable. All variants obtain alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Car connectivity, local climate control, a reversing camera, hill descent control, adaptive cruise control and an electrical park brake with auto-maintain purpose.
Quilted leather upholstery, auto headlights and wipers, wi-fi cellular phone charging, keyless entry and an auto tailgate are uncovered larger up the range, the 2nd-from-top rated Exceed variant on take a look at ($47,990 +ORCs – an enhance of $4000 over the outgoing product) which include seat heaters, 20-inch alloys, LED fog lights, tri-zone local climate control, a BOSE premium audio program, 360-diploma camera and panoramic sunroof amongst its several inclusions.
The Outlander also packs a ton of normal protection inclusions for the funds. The range features the most up-to-date suite of airbags – but, importantly, with no curtain airbags for third-row occupants – and driver aid methods, which include driver awareness alert, forward collision mitigation with cyclist detection and junction aid, blind-location warning with brake aid, crisis lane change alert with brake aid, trailer steadiness aid, lane departure warning and lane departure avoidance.
Rear automated crisis braking, AEB and rear cross-visitors alert are also out there on larger grades.
All Mitsubishi Outlander variants – and indeed all Mitsubishi passenger automobiles – are out there with a 10-12 months/two hundred,000km guarantee and capped-selling price servicing package deal. Service intervals are established at 12 months or 15,000km (whichever arrives to start with) and are priced at $199 each individual for the to start with 5 a long time. In excess of the training course of a ten years, the Outlander will cost $3190 to services.
Roadside support is integrated for the to start with 4 a long time of possession.