Mitsubishi has updated its value for money 7-seater family car – the Outlander – with a fresh face and an interior upgrade.
Mitsubishi South Africa's product offensive with new or refreshed lifestyle vehicles continues unabated. After not having much in the way of new product for the last few years, the Jap[anese marque has now launched a pair of newcomers within a space of a month: the Triton bakkie, of which we have a video review, and now this facelifted Outlander.
The Mitsubishi Outlander has always offered good value for money in terms of space and kit per rand spent. It hasn’t always been the most refined – nor technologically sophisticated – product, however. This facelifted model adopts Mitsubishi’s new design language (especially in terms of the frontal aspect) that’s appreciably more modern than its predecessor.
The engine, unfortunately, remains the same... a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit. It puts out 123 kW, but only 222 Nm of torque – not ideal if towing, fully loaded (with passengers or luggage) or planning to execute an overtaking manoeuvre.
The facelifted Outlander is well-specced inside. The standard specification includes leather seats, touchscreen infotainment system with a powerful sound system, dual-zone climate control, 7 airbags, an electric tailgate, cruise control and a glass sunroof.
The Outlander has multiple 4WD modes that range from an economy to an entirely locked-diff mode and an auto mode that will adapt to most situations dynamically.
The pricetag on the facelifted Outlander is R549 900 (Feb 2017) and is sold with a 3yr/100 000 km warranty and a 5yr/90 000 km service plan.
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