Mitsubishi has finally started taking the pre-bookings for the all-new Outlander SUV. It was back in August last year when the company first announced its plan of launching the new-gen Outlander in India. Akin to the last-gen Outlander that was sold in the country, the new model will be available with a petrol engine only.
The current Mitsubishi Outlander that has been discontinued is already over six years old. It even received a facelift in 2012. The Outlander is available in only one, fully-loaded trim. Mitsubishi is offering the Mitsubishi Outlander in our market in only the 7-seat version. The upcoming SUV will offer various premium features like – LED headlamps with LED DRL, LED fog lamps, heated mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED rear combination lamps, leather seats, leather gearshift knob, electronic parking brake, 6.1-inch central display, and a powerful Rockford Fosgate music system with two tweeters, four speakers, one woofer and a 710-watt amplifier. The Outlander will also offer safety features like – 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, ASC and HSA. Like we said, only the fully-loaded trim will be on offer. Hence, all the above features will be part of the standard equipment.
The India-spec Outlander will be powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC petrol engine that outputs 167 PS at 6,000 RPM and 222 Nm at 4,100 RPM. The motor comes mated to a CVT and offers a 4WD system. The Outlander measures 4,695 mm in length, 1,810 mm in width, and 1,710 mm in height. It has a 2,670 mm wheelbase and enjoys 190 mm of ground clearance. The Mitsubishi Outlander is available in 7 colour options – Black Pearl, Cosmic Blue, Orient Red, Cool Silver, White Solid, White Pearl and Titanium Gray. It may be noted that the last-gen Outlander was discontinued in India owing to really low sales, which, in turn, were a result of the lack of a diesel engine option. Even this time around, the Outlander won’t have a diesel heart. However, petrol-powered cars are slowly but surely coming back into fashion and this might work in the new Outlander’s favour.