Mitsubishi Motors has officially launched the 2012 Outlander SUV. The new Outlander comes in new variants: 7-seater priced at Rs. 20.55 lakh and 5-seater priced at Rs. 20.85 lakh.
Externally, there are no differences between the 2012 Outlander and the outgoing model. On the inside, the 2012 Outlander 7-seater version has a third row with two seats that are best suited for kids. The third row can be fully floored to get the boot space of the 5-seater variant. The 2012 Outlander comes with a new feature: paddle shifter.
The Outlander 7-seater is powered by the same 2.4 litre petrol motor that powers the 5-seater model. The engine belts out 166.6 bhp of maximum power and 226 Nm of maximum torque and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Outlander returns a claimed mileage of 10.3 kmpl. There is no diesel engine variant for the Outlander.
The Outlander 7-seater has all the features available in the Outlander 5-seater. The following are the features available in the Outlander.
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Among the entry-level premium SUVs, the Outlander (Rs. 20.55 lakh – 20.85 lakh) is competitively priced when compared with its main rival, the Honda CR-V (Rs. 22.65 lakh – 24.89 lakh). However, the Outlander is pricier when compared with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (Rs. 16.94 lakh – 18.26 lakh) and in par with the diesel SUVS such as the Ford Endeavour (Rs. 17.84 – 20.75 lakh) and the Chevrolet Captiva (Rs. 18.74 – 20.59 lakh). Also read: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport launched at Rs.23.53 lakh!
Mitsubishi has taken the right step by launching a 7-seater variant for the Outlander given that most of the SUVs in its segment has seven seats. However, the sales of Outlander may not improve drastically because, buyers still prefer diesel SUVs in this segment.