All-new Mitsubishi Outlander price and specifications revealed for Australia.
Mitsubishi has revealed the next-generation Outlander for Australia, adding a revamped look, new technology and power increase for the brand’s second most popular model. Dimensionally similar to a medium SUV it rivals the likes of the Toyota Rav4, Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson – although the Outlander remains available in both 5 and 7 seat configurations.
Set on an all-new platform, the model is designed with a similar look to the contemporary ‘Dynamic Shield’ philosophy with sharp LED headlights up front, a totally reworked rear-end and a chunky side profile.
Inside, the design is equally impressive with a major overhaul, including soft-touch materials, simpler controls and an open feel. Central is a 9.0-inch infotainment screen complementing a 12.3-inch driver display cluster on the technology front.
Safety tech includes AEB, forward collision mitigation (FCM) with cyclist detection and junction assist, Blind Spot Assist (BSA), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), and a 360-degree camera system with moving object detection.
Pricing starts at $34,490 before on-road costs up to $49,990 for the top-shelf model. Buyers will have to choose from ES, LS, Aspire, Exceed and Exceed Tourer trims and either front or all-wheel drive, but all come with just the one 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 135kW/245Nm with a CVT automatic transmission, meaning there is no longer a diesel option. However, the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) Outlander will continue to be available with an arrival slated next year (pricing TBA).
Mitsubishi has also improved its all-wheel-drive by re-engineering the S-AWC system. It includes enhanced Active Yaw Control with rear-wheel brake control for independent control of all four wheels, and the evolution of 4WD control with a new hydraulically activated direct coupling device for faster all-wheel response.
Covered by Mitsubishi’s ten-year, 200,000km warranty when serviced consistently at a Mitsubishi dealer (otherwise, it goes down to five years, 100,000km), the new Outlander is set to launch November 2021.
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander price (excluding on-road costs):
|EXCEED TOURER (7-seat)||AWD||$49,990|