Mitsubishi is all set to reintroduce the 2018 Outlander SUV in the Indian market in the first half of 2018.
Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi is planning to re-launch the Outlander SUV in the Indian market, which 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. The company will introduce the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander in the country in early 2018. Bookings for the SUV will commence in the first quarter of 2018, while launch will take place from May 2018. The previous generation Outlander failed to cope up with the heat from the rivalling models. Trying its luck in India, the second time, Outlander will take up the CBU route and will be sold across 50 Mitsubishi dealerships. Read More – 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Officially Revealed
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. It was launched in international markets in 2012 and received comprehensive update in 2015. It will be available in single petrol engine paired to a six-speed CVT gearbox. Set to rival Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson, the new Outlander is likely to be priced little over Pajero.
-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
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
Mitsubishi is yet to announce the launch details of the Outlander for the Indian market, though, we belive that it will go on sale in India in the first half of 2018. Dealers will start taking pre-orders for the SUV from January 2018, while deliveries are likely to commence in May 2018. 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
Built on the new monocoque chassis, the new Outlander will sport Mitsubishi’s new design language. Upfront is a 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.
Dimensionally, the SUV will measure 4,695mm in length, 1,810mm in width and 1,710mm in height. It comes with a wheelbase of 2,670mm and has a ground clearance of 190mm. 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.
The interior with seven-seat configuration will allow space for seven occupants. The company has already listed the Outlander on the website, which reveals key details of the SUV. This model will be equipped with several high-end features like keyless go, automatic headlights and wipers, an electric sunroof, electric parking brake, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, etc. It will get a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, and a 710W sound system.
The India-spec model will be offered with a single petrol engine, missing out on the diesel unit. It will be powered by a high-capacity 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output 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.
Equipped with a high-capacity petrol engine, the new Outlander is likely to return close to 10kmpl of mileage.
The Outlander will be equipped with several high-end safety and security features like six airbags, hill start assist, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), brake assist and active stability control.
|Engine||2.4-litre, 4-cylinder, petrol|
|Drivetrain||Super-All Wheel Control AWD system with active front differential|
Source – ACI
Based on Mitsubishi’s new design philosophy, the 2017 Outlander looks more premium and robust than its predecessor. Powering the SUV will be a 167bhp, 2.4-litre petrol motor coupled to a 6-step CVT gearbox and Mitsubishi’s Super-All Wheel Control AWD system.