The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is ready to wow Namibians when it hits local showrooms next week. The new Outlander will be available in two configurations, the GLS and the Aspire, and will be available for viewing and test driving at M&Z Motors as of next week.
The eagerly awaited Outlander goes on sale with its combination of modern interior and exterior design, the best in all-wheel drive technologies and convenient seating for seven occupants as it takes up the position of flagship of the Mitsubishi range. Locally the Outlander is expected to retail at N$730 000 for the GLS range and at around N$760 000 for the Aspire range.
Reimagined and reinvented in every way and the best equipped, the Outlander is without a doubt the most thoughtfully engineered vehicle Mitsubishi has ever developed and represents a new era for the iconic Japanese brand.
The Outlander is based on an all-new platform which has facilitated the inclusion of a variety of new technologies, including the latest generation four-wheel drive systems, the ability to accept a hybrid drivetrain as well as improvements in quality in every area.
“With cutting edge features, improved quality and rally bred performance built into its DNA, the bigger bolder, next generation Outlander is nothing short of revolutionary for our iconic brand,” said Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).
The all-new Outlander features a bold exterior design based on the Japanese product concept of I-Fu-Do-Do, which translates into authentic and majestic. The exterior is characterised by thick, horizontal proportions, which along with jet tail fin pillars inspired by the vertical tail of airplanes, result in a bold, fixating presence.
When viewed from the front a modern design that incorporates Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield creates a substantial presence accentuated by LED front fog lamps, LED sequential turn signals and daytime running lights as well as a front skid plate. This theme is continued at the rear thanks to a similar skid plate, rear spoiler and LED high-mounted brake light. 20-inch alloy wheels and silver roof rails are the cherry on top of a vehicle that is sure to turn heads.
The all-new Outlander is fitted with Mitsubishi’s latest generation 2.5-litre Duel VVT DOHC engine that utilises Direct-Injection to produce an exhilarating 135kW at 6 000rpm and 245Nm at 3 600rpm.
This engine is coupled to a simulated eight-speed CVT transmission that delivers effortless acceleration from any speed, slicker gear changes and a refined driving experience. Drivers are able to tailor their experience via a variety of drive modes labelled Eco, Normal, Tarmac, Gravel, Snow and Mud which alter parameters including throttle sensitivity, shift patterns and the AWD system and ensure power delivery in the safest, most efficient manner.
“The improved levels of engine power and torque as well as revised gearbox software tuning have resulted in an engine and gearbox package that work in harmony to create a driving experience that leaves nothing to be desired,” added Allison.
Designed to always keep the engine in the sweet spot, the CVT also ensures improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions, with the Outlander, which is fitted with a 55-litre fuel tank, using just 8.1 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
The cabin of the all-new Outlander oozes luxury and comfort thanks to the utilisation of soft touch surfaces and premium materials. Features such as quilted leather door inserts, a black headliner and pillars convincingly elevate the premium interior offering. The leather wrapped four-spoke steering wheel is tilt and telescopic adjustable and is home to cruise control buttons and paddle shifters.
The interior user experience features the latest in technology displayed onto a 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display which is flanked by an eight-inch Smartphone-link display on GLS models or a nine-inch Smartphone-Link Display Audio display with navigation on Aspire models. Both systems incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functionality. A six-speaker sound system and three-zone automatic climate control ensure passenger comfort and entertainment.