Following a 6 year gap of not launching a single new car in India, Mitsubishi finally launched a new car in June 2018. It was the much awaited Outlander SUV. Priced from Rs 32 lakhs ex-sh, there were not many takers for the SUV.
Brought in as a Completely Built Unit and exclusively powered by a petrol engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is now being sold at a staggering discount of more than Rs 5 lakhs. This is a flat price cut by the company, and is not any dealer level offer.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander gets a complete overall as compared to its earlier model which was discontinued from sale in India in 2013. In its new makeover, the Mitsubishi Outlander gets a more premium design language, added features and is offered as a 7 seater SUV to take on the Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Fortuner and Volkswagen Tiguan among others in its class.
Mitsubishi Outlander gets 7 exterior colour options of Black Pearl, Cosmic Blue, Orient Red, White Solid, White Pearl and Titanium Grey. Its exteriors are seen with a large chrome grille with chrome accents, LED headlamps and LED DRLs, LED tail lamps and premium multi spoke 16” alloy wheels. The SUV is also wider and longer than its earlier counterpart.
Interiors of the Outlander also boast of a more premium stance with a 7 seat layout. It gets a black and beige colour scheme with leather upholstered seats, dual zone climate control and a sunroof. It is seen with a new 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, 710 watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with 4 speakers and safety features among which are keyless entry, auto headlamps, electric parking brake, rain sensing wipers and an electric sunroof. It also receives a total of 7 airbags, ABS, EBD and Hill Start Assist.
The single engine on the Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2.4 liter MIVEC petrol engine offering 165 bhp power and 222 Nm torque mated only to a 6 speed CVT with Multi Select 4WD system. This engine allows acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 11.1 seconds.
New Mitsubishi Outlander competes with Skoda Kodiaq, VW Tiguan, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V and the likes. Mitsubishi is targeting sales of 250-300 units by the end of FY19-20, while plans are also afoot to launch a hybrid Outlander PHEV in India.