Published on January 5th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Mitsubishi Introduced Locally-Assembled 2.4-litre Outlander
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, officially introduced the new locally-assembled Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4L SUV today. The new Outlander 2.4L will be sold alongside the locally-assembled Outlander 2.0L which was introduced in September last year.
4WD System and Performance
The new Outlander 2.4L is powered by a proven 2.4L engine with 167 PS of power and 222 Nm of torque. The DOHC MIVEC engine is paired with INVECS-III CVT transmission with paddle shifters for even better control.
With many years of winning experience in the gruelling Dakar Rally under its belt, Mitsubishi is a specialist in rugged 4WD vehicles. By improving traction on slippery surfaces and stability, 4WD plays a role in active safety – it is especially valuable on SUVs with tall bodies and a high centre of gravity.
The Outlander comes with an intelligent 4WD system as standard across the range. Unlike on-demand 4WD systems in rival SUVs, the Multi-Select 4WD system in the Outlander has three selectable modes – 4WD Eco, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock – to suit all conditions and terrain.
Safety is the Outlander’s strongest suit, befitting its role as a family vehicle. Together with seven airbags, 4WD, ABS and EBD, Brake Assist, Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard. The SUV also boasts a strong Mitsubishi Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction.
In addition, the Electronic Parking Brake available in the 2.4L comes with Auto Hold Assist function that allows one to wait at the traffic light or traffic jams without the need to step on the brakes. The Brake Override System is another feature that works as a failsafe measure, prioritising the brakes if both the brake and accelerator pedals are pressed simultaneously.
Other helpful safety features include Rest Reminder, which reminds the driver to take a break when fatigue steps in. The new All Round Monitor in the Outlander 2.4L assists parking and lane-changing by providing a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings including blind spots on the central screen with integrated guidelines for Front, Side & Reverse view.
All Outlanders now come with a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that captures every moment or incident while one is on the move. The Outlander also comes with security and solar film for glass surfaces for extra safety and privacy.
The Outlander has a stylish and bold design, thanks to Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield face. The new Outlander 2.4L comes with Full LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights in front, plus LED tail lamps to provide superior illumination and a striking look. 18-inch alloy wheels are standard across the range, while the 2.4L getting a new stylish two-tone wheel design plus an aerodynamic rear spoiler.
Within the stylish body that is spotted with a sunroof is a spacious seven-seater cabin with ample room for the entire family. The Outlander boasts best-in-class cargo volume of 1,608 litres with the second and third-row seats folded. A powered Electronic Tailgate with anti-pinch function in the Outlander 2.4L provides valuable convenience.
A 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay functionality allows for a seamless connection between iPhone and car. The screen comes with Air Gesture Control for added convenience. Other standard equipment includes automatic headlamps and wipers, and keyless entry with push start button.
With best-in-class safety features, premium and stylish design, and a family-pleasing combination of space and versatility, the locally-assembled Mitsubishi Outlander with improved value is now ready for viewing at all Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide.
Three colours are available: Ruby Black, Red Metallic, Solar White Ruby Black is a new colour for the Mitsubishi Outlander and is available exclusively for the Malaysian market.
The new Outlander 2.4L SUV is priced at RM155, 000 on-the-road without insurance and GST inclusive. Mitsubishi Motors is currently having a Chinese New Year promotion of discounts up to RM4, 000 for the Outlander. The Outlander comes with MMM’s two years free maintenance and standard factory warranty of five years and unlimited mileage.