Published on September 13th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Locally-Assembled Mitsubishi Outlander Makes Debut
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has officially launched the locally-assembled Outlander 2.0L 4WD, which will be sold alongside the 2.4L 4WD variant imported from Japan.
The line-off ceremony was officiated by Tomoyuki Shinnishi, CEO of MMM and Tan Keng Meng, CEO of Warisan Tan Chong Motor Holdings. Also present was Chief Product Specialist from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Japan, Yoji Otani.
The Outlander is contract assembled by Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) at its plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. It will be the second Mitsubishi vehicle to be assembled in the country after the ASX in 2014.
The seven-seat SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine with 145 PS and 196 Nm of torque. The unit is paired with INVECS-III CVT that channels the power to all four corners.
Like the 2.4 version, the Outlander 2.0 is equipped with the Multi-Select 4WD system that offers three selectable modes – 4WD Eco, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlamps and wipers, keyless entry with push start button, 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay as well as Air Gesture Control.
For added convenience, buyers also get front parking sensors to complement the rear units, digital video recorder, security/solar film for all windows and a reverse camera with guide lines.
Safety-wise, the Outlander 2.0L gets seven airbags, ABS and EBD, Brake Assist, Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rest Reminder and Isofix child seat mounts. It also boasts a strong reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction.
The Outlander CKD will be offered at an introductory price of RM139,988 until year end. It comes with MMM’s standard factory warranty of five years with unlimited mileage.
Three colours are available: Red Metallic, Solar White and Ruby Black. The latter is a new colour for the Outlander and is available exclusively for the Malaysian market.