Set to arrive at Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s showrooms nationwide by April, the all-new CBU Mitsubishi Outlander was officially previewed to members of the media at the posh and classy surroundings of the Glass House in Taman Seputeh KL. With the growing interest in SUVs reaching an all time high, the timing couldn’t have been better for Mitsubishi Motors to bring the Outlander to the fore.
Available exclusively in 4WD the fully imported from Japan Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by the world renowned MIVEC technology-equipped 2.4 liter engine, with a considerable 167ps at 6000 rpm and 222Nm at 4100rpm. Its benchmark 4WD System features three selectable modes: 4WD ECO, as the term implies is for fuel economy where during normal driving torque distribution goes to the front wheels, whereas during slippery road conditions torque is automatically relayed to all four wheels for better traction and stability. The 4WD AUTO mode emphasis mainly on smoother cornering performance and better stability at high speed, as the system automatically distributes the right amount of torque to all wheels; and the third mode – the 4WD LOCK permanently feeds torque to all four wheels during hill climbs, muddy trails or rough roads.
Of course as a stylish and generous 7 seater SUV, it is the spaciousness and the premium quality of the all new Outlander that generates the most interest and acquires the most attention. For starters the ‘Dynamic Shield’ façade expresses a sense of presence, both powerful and imposing; as it is a Mitsubishi trademark concept in which its dynamism portrays a sense of protection shared by generations of Mitsu cars. The cocooning cabin features a versatile, multi-configurable 7 seat leather seats with clever features such as Auto Light and Rain Sensor.
The Outlander’s premium features includes sunroof, electric tailgate, LED headlamps with Daytime running lights (DRL) and to complete the handsome exterior of the all-new Outlander , it also comes with dual tone alloy wheels sized 18 inch. Standard safety features include 7-Airbags, Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), Anti-Lock Brakes, Mitsubishi’s patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE Body) and more.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is available in three paint jobs: metallic red, pearl white and grey metallic; and comes with an exclusive intro on-the-road price of RM166, 720.00 should you book and register before May 31st 2016, with 5-year or 100, 000km warranty package.