FRESH from its debut in New York, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been launched in Australia wearing its new "Dynamic Shield" face.
It's a face actually inspired by early Pajero models, and the Outlander is the first of all Mitsubishi models to adopt the new style.
Entry-level prices have risen by $750 on the manual and $500 for the automatic, in the mid-spec there is no change, while the range-topping models drop $400 (see pricing below).
The Outlander's new front design features a redesigned front and rear fascia, new front guards, LED daytime running lights, silver roof rails, new design 18-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lights.
A new generation continuously variable transmission is said to offer improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery.
That comes courtesy of increased structural rigidity in the body, revised suspension design, new electric power steering calibration and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) throughout the vehicle.
There are three trim levels LS, mid-range XLS and top-of-the-range Exceed variant and three engine choices.
Outlander is available with a 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol, or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel.
Average fuel consumption in the 2.0-litre petrol is down to 6.7 litres/100km (from 6.9), the 2.4-litre petrol now gets 7.2L/100km (formerly 7.5) while the diesel is still 6.2L/100km.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander (price difference from MY14)
2WD LS (m) $28,490 + $750
2WD LS (a) $30,490 +$500
2WD XLS (a) $33,490 same
4WD LS (a) $33,490 +$500
4WD XLS (a) $36,490 same
4WD Exceed (a) $43,490 -$400
4WD XLS DiD (6AT) $39,490 same
4WD Exceed DiD (6AT) $46,490 -$400
Model: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Details: Five-door two or all-wheel drive medium-size sports utility vehicle.
Engines: 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol generating maximum power of 110kw @ 6000rpm and peak torque of 190Nm @ 4200rpm; 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol 124kW @ 6000rpm and 220Nm @ 4200rpm; 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel 110kW @ 3500rpm and 360Nm @1500-2750rpm.
Transmissions: Five-speed manual (2.0-litre petrol only), continuously variable automatic or six-speed automatic (diesel only).
Consumption: Petrol - 6.7-7.2 litres/100km (varies depending on transmission); Diesel 6.2L/100km.
LS standard features:
18-inch alloy wheels
Hands free Bluetooth with voice command and steering wheel controls
LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
LED rear combination lamp
Front and rear fog lamps
Side turn lamp in door mirrors
Climate control air-conditioning (single zone)
60/40 split rear seats
Cruise control with steering wheel controls
7 airbags (driver and passenger, side and curtain, driver knee)
Hill start assist
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Leather steering wheel and shift knob
Silver accent on instrument centre panel
Welcome light and coming home light
Chrome belt line moulding
Chrome inside door handles
Driver and passenger sun visor with ticket holder and illuminated vanity mirror
Headlining with sunglass holder (LS and XLS only)
XLS features over LS:
Touch Screen-Satellite Navigation (MMCS)
Dual zone air-conditioning
Dusk sensing head lamps
Rain sensing wipers
Electric folding mirrors
Electro-chromatic rear view mirror
High contrast meter with colour LCD display
Exceed features over XLS:
Forward Collision Mitigation
Adaptive Cruise Control
One Touch Start
Driver power seat
Driver seat back pocket
Gloss black streamline vein instrument panel and door trim
Chrome outer door handles
Outer scuff plate
Exterior colour range
Ironbark (new), white, starlight, silver, black, red.
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