Toyota Fortuner-challenging Mitsubishi Outlander: TVC & details revealed

Mitsubishi will soon launch the Outlander SUV in India. The all-new Outlander is the third-generation version of the SUV, and is now much larger than its previous iteration. It will take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Endeavour and the upcoming, 7-seater Honda CR-V.

Yes, the new Outlander is now a 7-seater, but in a 5+2 layout, which means that the last row of seats could be cramped, and suitable mainly for shorter distances.

Bookings for the new Outlander have started in India. Prices of the new Outlander are likely to start from around the Rs. 25 lakh mark. The company has also released a TVC, shown below.

The new Outlander, like the previous iteration sold in India, will be a petrol-only SUV. It will be powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC petrol engine with 167 PS of peak power and 222 Nm of peak torque on tap. A 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters will be standard on the SUV. Mitsubishi is consciously avoiding a manual gearbox on this SUV considering the fact that Indian buyers in the higher segments are now opting for automatic cars over manual ones.

The gearbox on the Outlander will be a CVT automatic unit. A 190-mm ground clearance will be on offer. The vehicle has generous dimensions with length, breadth, height and wheelbase measuring in at 4695 mm X 1810 mm X 1710 mm X 2670 mm, respectively.

Key features of the new Mitsubishi Outlander include a Dual-Zone fully automatic air conditioner, keyless operation with a push start button, an electric parking brake with auto hold function, power tilt and sliding sunroof with anti-trapping function, rain-sensing wiper, 7 air bags, ABS + EBD, Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and automatic LED head lamps. The Outlander will be imported, through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route, and will be assembled at Hindustan Motors’ Tiruvottiyur factory near Chennai.