Mitsubishi is all set to reintroduce the 2017 Outlander SUV in the Indian market during festive season.
Mitsubishi is planning to reintroduce the Outlander (2017 Mitsubishi Outlander) nameplate in India that was taken off its line-up owing to slump in demand. The company currently has just one product on offer-Pajero Sports, that is caught in the vicious circle of plummeting sales. In India, Outlander failed to cope up with the heat from the rivalling models, the SUV is still very much a part of the global markets. In 2012, it received a generation change and is currently in its third generation. Trying its luck in India, the second time, Outlander will take up the CBU route and will be sold across 50 Mitsubishi dealerships.
In terms of looks, it is going to be widely distinct from the 2nd gen model, sporting Mitsubishi’s new design language. The SUV received a mid-life facelift globally and gets new elements inside out, that make it more appealing than the pre-facelift version. Up front, it sports a new grille, based on Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design and the LED infused projector headlamps get LED DRLs. Riding on the 18-inch alloys, the SUV sports horizontally placed tail-lamps with LED units. The India-spec model will come with seven-seat layout and a lower ground clearance opposed to Pajero. Built on the monocoque chassis, the SUV will be spacious on the inside and is expected to the more efficient in terms of performance. Read More – 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Officially Revealed
Engine option on the new Outlander will be the 2.4-litre, four cylinder, petrol unit good for 167bhp and 225Nm of torque. It will come mated to a six-step CVT gearbox supported by Mitsubishi’s Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) AWD system with Active Front Differential and multiple driving modes.
Going straight against Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass in the segment, the new Outlander is likely be priced little over Pajero. While Mitsubishi is yet to confirm the India launch plans, reports in media suggest that it could launch sometime this year.
Making a comeback in India, the third-generation Outlander will be radically different from the predecessor in aesthetic terms. To bring it on par with rivals, the seven-seat SUV will get more features and mechanical changes. While it is likely to be priced slightly above Pajero, we expect the fully imported Outlander to fall in the price vicinity of Rs 28 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. Read More – 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Launched in India at Rs 71.06 Lakh
As mentioned above, Mitsubishi is yet to announce its launch plans for the Indian market, though, we believe that it will return to India sometime this year. While there is no specific time-frame, we expect it to go officially on sale by mid-2017. Currently, there isn’t much information on the launch plans, but we will update our readers as soon as there is an official announcement from the company. Read More – Mitsubishi XM Crossover MPV To Be Called Expander
The India-spec model will be offered with a single petrol engine, missing out on the diesel unit. Mitsubishi will reportedly use the high-capacity 2.4-litre, four cylinder, petrol engine with maximum power of 167bhp and 225Nm of torque. The engine will be linked to a six-step CVT transmission and will come with Mitsubishi’s latest Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) AWD system with an Active Front Differential. In addition, it will also receive multiple driving modes.
Dimensionally, the SUV will measure 4,695mm in length, 1,810mm in width and 1,710mm in height. Compared to Pajero, the new Outlander will be closely proportioned, albeit it will be relatively lower. The SUV, with a seven-seat layout will have a cusp over rivals in the segment that come with five-seat layout.
-New dual slat grille with chrome and aluminium finish
-LED projector headlamps
-LED Daytime Running Lights
-Smart 18-inch alloy wheels
-Horizontally positioned LED tail-lamps
-Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control
-Active Front Differential
-Multiple drive modes
Built on the more spacious monocoque chassis, the new Outlander will sport Mitsubishi’s new design language. In front, it sports the bold grille with dual slats inspired by Mitsubishi’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ design. Furthermore, it gets chrome and aluminium treatment and vertical chrome framed on either side for a more aggressive look. The sharp headlamps with LED projector units come with segregate LED daytime running lights. From side, it will get mild cladding, 18-inch alloy wheels and silver strips. The rear section will sport contemporarily styled tailgate, chrome treatment around horizontally placed LED tail-lamps. The interior with seven-seat configuration will allow space for seven occupants. While there isn’t much known about the interior styling, we will update our readers as soon as any information is revealed.
Source – ACI