Fresh face for 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander in Australia

The 2016 model Mitsubishi Outlander.
The 2016 model Mitsubishi Outlander.

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

Vital statistics

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
 Display audio
 Reverse sensors
 Reverse camera
 Privacy glass
 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
 ECO mode
 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
 Alarm
 Immobiliser
 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:
 Digital Audio
 Touch Screen-Satellite Navigation (MMCS)
 Dual zone air-conditioning
 Dusk sensing head lamps
 Rain sensing wipers
 Electric folding mirrors
 Heated mirrors
 Electro-chromatic rear view mirror
 Cargo blind
 High contrast meter with colour LCD display

Exceed features over XLS:
 Forward Collision Mitigation
 Adaptive Cruise Control
 Smart key
 One Touch Start
 Power tailgate
 Sunroof
 Leather seats
 Seat heaters
 Driver power seat
 Driver seat back pocket
 LED headlamps
 Headlamp washers
 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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