The Mitsubishi Outlander family SUV has been updated with a new face and upgrades interior. See what’s on offer below…
The 7-seater Outlander SUV has been on sale in South Africa since 2013 and now benefits from yet another update. This time the Outlander gains the brands ‘Dynamic Shield’ design which includes a new bumper and grille while also riding on new alloy wheels. The rear bumper has also been redesigned.
The interior benefits from added comfort and convenience features. The front seats are equipped with electronic lumbar support and heating function which will prove useful on those cold winter mornings. An electronic parking brake with an automatic hold function is now also part of the package as is climate control air conditioning with rear air vents.
A new 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is a welcome upgrade in the Outlander.
Importantly, the Outlander gains an 8-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) touchscreen infotainment system which offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability. The system also handles functions such as Bluetooth and hands-free voice control which can be activated using the multifunction steering wheel.
Other notable upgrades include updated leather seats, material upgrades on the dashboard and door panels, automatic up-down electric windows, rear USB ports, additional rear storage space and an electronic tailgate. Park distance control and a rear-view camera is also standard.
The second and third-row seat positions can be adjusted as required with 60:40 split function as well as slide and recline ability (second row) and 50:50 split function for the third row. Full cargo capacity is achieved when you fold all the seats down.
The Outlander is powered by Mitsubishi’s naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre petrol engine with 123 kW and 222 Nm of torque. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is standard and combines with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control System to improve traction on all surfaces. Fuel consumption is claimed at 8.2 L/100km.
The driver can toggle between drive modes such as Normal, Eco, Snow or Gravel.
In terms of safety, the Outlander is equipped with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control with traction control and hill start assist.
Mitsubishi Outlander - Price in South Africa
Outlander 2.4 GLS CVT 4WD - R499 995
The Outlander is sold with a 3-year/100 000km warranty, 5-year/90 000 km service plan and 5-year/unlimited km Roadside Assistance.