Mitsubishi Motors Refines Outlander Specifications for 2014 Model Year


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SYDNEY – Sept 9, 2013: Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited’s (MMAL) next-generation Outlander is a harmonious balance of advanced safety systems, low environmental impact, high performance and comfortable driving. 14MY brings additional specifications across the line-up to maximise the Outlander’s outstanding versatility and value.

Available in three specifications levels (ES, LS and Aspire) across two-wheel and four-wheel drive variants, there is an Outlander to suit every lifestyle and budget.

Outstanding Environmental Credentials
The Outlander range has a choice of three engines, all returning outstanding environmental performance and all equipped with Mitsubishi’s eco-friendly driving system, ECO Drive. Turning on the ECO mode encourages fuel-efficient driving, with energy-saving control delivered across the engine, air-conditioning and four-wheel drive systems.

All two-wheel drive Outlander variants are driven by Mitsubishi’s frugal 2.0L four-cylinder DOHC 16 valve Smart MIVEC petrol engine. When mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the car consumes just 7.1L/100km, and when matched with the Continuously Variable Transmission, with INVECS III Smart Logic with Sport Mode you achieve 6.9L/100km.

Four-wheel drive variants are offered with a choice of a petrol or diesel engine. The petrol 2.4L Smart MIVEC is mated to a CVT and consumes 7.5L/100km. While the diesel 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo charged engine, with six-speed automatic transmission, provides a superior level of environmental performance, with CO2 emissions of 153g/100kms. With a lighter body weight of 1610kg achieved through the optimisation of the body structure, the use of high-tensile strength panelling and improved aerodynamics, the Outlander diesel engine delivers fuel efficiency of 5.8L/100kms.

Outstanding Safety
Internationally recognised for its advanced technology, the Outlander has been awarded with multiple ‘safety’ accolades. The “Top Safety Pick+”* award winner by the United States’ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), collision safety in Australia awarded five-stars by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), as well as in Japan, taking the JNCAP Five Star award as well as First Prize. In addition, the Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) advanced active safety technology used in the Outlander was recognised in Europe by Euro NCAP.

The next-generation Outlander carries seven SRS airbags (driver and passenger, side and curtain, knee) across the range. The Outlander’s body uses the Mitsubishi Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) design which combines an energy absorbing front section with a strong, rigid occupant cell to provide outstanding passenger protection in the event of an accident. The RISE body is coupled with a rigid ladder frame, side impact bars, and collision absorbing joints.

Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to the front seat belts to alert occupants if a seat belt has not been used while pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Two ISOFIX child restraint mountings are fitted in the rear.

Active Stability Control is standard across the Outlander range and assists in maintaining stability and prevents loss of control when cornering by automatically recognising under-steer and over-steer and applying braking force to the diagonal wheel to keep the Outlander on-line through corners. Reverse sensors aid driver awareness when reversing and parking while Hill-Start Assist helps drivers take-off smoothly on inclines.

The inclusion of Anti-Lock Brakes System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and a full-size spare wheel complete the list of standard safety features in the Outlander.

The Outlanderalso offers advanced safety technologies, available in top spec Aspire four-wheel drive models:

  • FCM (Forward Collision Mitigation System): Detects obstacles on the road ahead of the car and automatically applies the brakes to reduce speed and prevent collision (depending on travelling speed).
  • ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control System): Operates to maintain a safe distance between the cars in front even at very low speeds experienced in heavy traffic congestion.

    Outstanding Design
    With its refined compact design, the Outlander blends a substantial look with clean surfaces to create an understated yet assertive exterior. The slim, front aerodynamic grille shields the Three Diamond logo between the graceful wraparound headlamps.

    This quality look continues inside the Outlander with the use of high-grade premium materials including padded surfaces, soft-touch finishes, silver and wood accents (dependant on model) and gloss black appliques. The smooth dashboard has been designed to assist better driver concentration through the use of ergonomic steering controls and high-resolution, easy-to-read instrument displays. Telescopic and tilt steering enhances driver comfort while cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free phone with voice command make it safer and more convenient to complete work on the go.

    Depending on model, the comfortable second- and third-row seats can be easily configured to provide a number of seating patterns including five, six or seven seats or a long luggage space with flat floor. The large rear cargo area offers plenty of space which can be increased when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded down.

    The next-generation Outlander has outstanding towing capacities with petrol models capable of 1,600kg and diesel models able to tow up to a massive 2,000kgs, making the Outlander the perfect vehicle for daily driving and family holidays.

    The Outlander is available in a spectrum of colours including White, Starlight, Cool Silver, Titanium, Black, Sapphire and Copper.

    Outstanding Value
    The 14MY Outlander range has received generous upgrades to equipment levels while some models have received more attractive price points.

    Specification changes from 13MY include 18” five-spoke alloys fitted across the range as well as the black roof rail detail as standard.

    Base model ES gains approx. $1,500 worth of extras such as Mitsubishi’s display audio system with reversing sensors and the reverse camera. The image showing parking reference lines is displayed in the 6.1” QVGA full colour touch-screen integrated into Mitsubishi’s LINK audio system that offers AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 player, auxiliary and USB inputs with full iPod control, voice control and full Bluetooth® connectivity for media streaming and hands-free phone use.

    Outlander LS receives the top spec Mitsubishi Multi Communication System (MMCS) as standard, utilising a larger 7” colour touchscreen and adds satellite navigation with 3D mapping functionality and SD Card input. Also fitted as standard the LS, receives rain sensing wipers and dusk sensing headlamps offering an additional $2,500 worth of value.

    The Aspire variants benefit from the inclusion of an electric sunroof as well as many of the previous models ‘premium pack’ option items fitted as standard for 14MY, adding approximately $5,750 worth of added value. Items include HID headlamps with washers, a power tailgate as well as the MMCS audio and satellite navigation system, along with the Outlander’s advanced safety technologies - Forward Collision Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control.

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