Mitsubishi's new Outlander now standard with plenty of tech and a substantially revised package

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Image: QuickPic
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Image: QuickPic

Mitsubishi South Africa have launched their third new model for 2020.

The new Outlander follows on the heels of the new ASX and Eclipse Cross. All three models saw their arrival accompanied by paper launches, but Mitsubishi has high hopes that these vehicles will add to its local sales assault following a strong sales year in 2019.

The 2020 Outlander comes replete with seven seats, a comprehensive list of standard features, and a 2.4-litre petrol engine mated with a six-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Mitsubishi says that its 2020 Outlander features a host of improvements at no additional cost, including major interior upgrades.

Only one model makes up the range - the 2.4 GLS CVT 4WD - and retails for R499 995. The price includes Mitsubishi Motors’ Manufacturer’s warranty of three-years or 100 000km, a five-year/ 90 000km service plan, and a five-year/unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are scheduled at every 15 000km or once a year.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

                       2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Image: QuickPic

Drivetrain

The Outlander is equipped with Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre petrol engine. The non-turbo unit produces 123kW and 222Nm of torque. Despite the all-wheel-drive system that adds to driving dynamics, Mitsubishi rates average fuel consumption at 8.2-litres/100km.

Drivers also have the choice to change gears with the steering wheel mounted paddles.

Four driving modes add greater choice. Eco and Normal, says Mitsubishi, are more suited to highway and city driving, while Gravel and Snow are suited to more slippery conditions.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

                       2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Image: QuickPic

Upgraded interior

The revised 2020 Outlander offers seating for up to seven passengers, and now comes equipped with a tonneau cover for the luggage area when the third row of seats are not in use.

In a bid to stay ahead of the curve, the Outlander is fitted with climate control, as well as Mitsubishi's Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA). This system can be operated from the steering wheel, and includes Bluetooth and voice control functions.

Leather seats are standard, and new trim levels have been used on the dashboard and door panels. All-round electric windows have been fitted, as well as USB ports for rear passengers. Automated rain-sensing wipers and auto headlights are also fitted.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

                       2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Image: QuickPic

More standard features

Nic Campbell, general manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, says: “Our third new model for the year after the introduction of the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX and exhilarating all-new 1.5-litre petrol turbo-charged Eclipse Cross now has a similar, more attractive and stylish appearance - front and back. (Numerous improvements to the interior include) a host of new interior features such as electric lumbar support and seat warmers for the front seats as well as an Electric Park Brake with Auto-Hold.

“Most of the changes can be found inside while the latest version of the Outlander offers a redesigned Dynamic Shield front with a new front bumper and radiator grille, a new look for its alloy wheels and a new rear bumper.

“The spacious new Outlander is priced at R499 995 and complements the rest of the Mitsubishi range we offer, with the best balance in looks, design, technology and price.”

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

                       2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Image: QuickPic

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