MITSUBISHI’S latest entrant in the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) market, the Outlander, was released at the Brisbane International Motor Show on February 7.
Powered by a torquey 2.4-litre SOHC four-cylinder engine, Outlander is a full-time AWD wagon. Mitsubishi’s acclaimed INVECS II Smart Logic four-speed transmission features sports mode and tiptronic-style manual mode, and the suspension is MacPherson strut front end and multi-link with trailing arm rear, giving the car better handling both on and off the bitumen.
Safety features include car-like monocoque body construction, standard driver and passenger front air bags, ABS brakes (standard on the XLS, optional on the LS) and ELP lap-sash seatbelts. Side SRS airbags (standard on the XLS, optional on the LS) are integrated in the front seats.
With the longest overall length, width and wheelbase in its class, Outlander presents an aggressive but stylish appearance. The look is enhanced by flared wheel arches, 16-inch wheels and tyres, unique front-end design and stylish tail lamps.
Inside, the Outlander’s twin-dial instrument layout takes its look from aero instrumentation, and the centre dash panel houses the in-dash gearshift lever for improved ergonomics. The 60:40 splitfold second row seat gives a number of options for cargo carrying, and encompasses a large armrest with cup holders. In the driver’s seat, the slightly raised position gives a better view of the road when driving in traffic.
The Outlander is available in two specification levels – the LS, with a base price of RRP31,990, and the XLS, with a starting price of RRP$37,490. For more information visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au or see your local Mitsubishi dealer for a test drive. – Mitsubishi.Reads: 381