Published on February 17th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
All-New Mitsubishi Outlander Debuts. New Design, New Tech
After quite a lot of teasing, Mitsubishi reveals a new Outlander SUV.
Back in the 1990s, the Mitsubishi Pajero was a true off-roader SUV that found a new niche as a rugged passenger vehicle. Over the years, the Pajero was moved upmarket and eventually it lost its relevance in the market, supplanted by soft-roaders that were more affordable, luxurious and easy to daily. One of those soft-roaders was from Mitsubishi itself — the Outlander. Today, Mitsubishi revealed their latest Outlander.
This “2022 Mitsubishi Outlander” is extremely impressive in terms of equipment, but first, let’s talk about what has changed in terms of the core vehicle.
According to Mitsubishi Motors, the platform is all-new. This newly developed chassis uses ultra-high tensile steel with hot stamping around the cabin structure. This makes the new Outlander lighter, yet stronger than the last one. New “connected cyclic structures” around the engine compartment and cabin make the body more rigid. Multi-link suspension is used here, with dual-pinion electric power steering for better comfort and better drivability.
They’re making the new Outlander available with an all-new 2.5L inline-4 petrol motor and a CVT. This combo is said to have 8.9% higher output and 2.6% better fuel efficiency than the previous model. The CVT features 8 simulated gear ratios.
Super All-Wheel Control returns on the all-wheel-drive model for more performance and grip on and off-road. All-wheel drive is not standard, but a drive mode selector is standard, allowing for some software wizardry to adapt the Outlander to different conditions. Brake Active Yaw Control is featured on the Outlander but works differently on the 2WD and AWD models.
The styling is a development of Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield face and design language, looking like a reinterpretation of the handsome Triton pick-up.
The interior features high-end materials and high-tech features. The upper part of the dashboard is covered with a soft padding wrapped in leather with stitching. The door panels feature a large area of door inserts and soft padding.
The new Outlander is wider than before with more legroom for 2nd-row passengers. 3-zone climate control, rear door sunshades are available.
This includes a 12.3″ digital instrument cluster and 9″ infotainment screen with Android Auto and wireless Apple Carplay. Wireless smartphone charging is also available.
Impressively, the Mitsubishi Outlander comes with 11 airbags and 3 rows of seats as standard. Mitsubishi is also providing both USB Type-A and USB Type-C charging ports and 18″ wheels as standard.
Optional equipment include:
- up to 20″ wheels
- MI-PILOT Assist (Mitsubishi’s Advanced Driver Assistance System)
- semi-aniline leather seats
- integrated navigation
- 10.8″ full-colour projection Heads up Display
- Mitsubishi Connect
- 10-speaker BOSE audio system