2012 Geneva Motor Show - Mitsubishi Outlander unveiled
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- 11:50 am, March 07, 2012
Mitsubishi also plans to launch a hybrid version by end of this year.
Mitsubishi has unveiled the new version of the Outlander crossover at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The new Outlander is production ready and will be launched in Europe in a short while. The most eminent change to the crossover is in the front look as Mitsubishi replaced the sharp Evo nose with a much slender grille. The height, width and wheelbase of the Outlander remain the same, while the overall length is actually reduced by about a half-inch without compromising on the inner space.
In sync with the more environment friendly approach adopted by the companies today, Mitsubishi has also retuned the 2.2-litre diesel mill of Outlander to bring down CO2 emissions to less than 130g/km. Along with the diesel, the new crossover will be available with 2.0-litre MIVEC petrol producing 150PS and 195Nm of Torque – more importantly, Mitsubishi plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid variant by end of this year, with CO2 emissions as low as 50g/km. The crossover will be available with both automatic and manual gearbox in Europe; however the company still does not offer the dual-clutch SST in any of the variants.
The Outlander gets new gadgets including a new sat-nav, adaptive cruise control, lane assist and dual zone climate control. The cabin is also significantly improved with the use of better quality material and soft touch plastic. The four-wheel drive system is now controlled by a button instead of dial and also offers a new Eco mode (two-wheel drive only) for better economy.
The Outlander available in India is same as the one available in the global market. However, we only get the 2.4-litre petrol automatic variant, which is probably why this crossover does not sell as much it’s bigger, older and more expensive sibling - Pajero. Although, Mitsubishi has been offering a few outdated models in India like the Lancer, Cedia and the Pajero, it is now on track to revamp its range and will also launch the Pajero Sport by end of this month. Hindustan Motors’ Japanese partner is well aware of Indian buyers’ fascination for diesel cars and should hopefully offer the new Outlander with diesel variant in India soon.
First Published on 11:50 am, March 07, 2012
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