Low customer demand and ever-growing competition seem to be the reason behind the move; revised ex-showroom price lower by about ₹ 5 lakh.
Mitsubishi Motors India has just given its Outlander SUV a significant price cut. The car now carries an ex-showroom price of ₹ 26.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At the time of its launch last year, the Outlander was priced at ₹ 31.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The heavy price cut has made the Outlander a more affordable option than quite a few of its contemporaries, like the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Honda CR-V and the Skoda Kodiaq.
Other than the price reduction, Mitsubishi has also given the Outlander a featural update. The upgrade is headlined by a new 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen (replacing the old 6.1-inch head) that's equipped with Android Auto and Navigation as well. However, the infotainment system still seems to continue with the 710W Rockford Fosgate premium sound system.
Despite the update, the Outlander still misses out on some important features like Apple CarPlay and rear AC vents (which are, in fact, available in the international-spec Outlander). But what the Outlander does offer is a CVT automatic gearbox (with paddle shift), electronically-controlled 4WD, auto LED headlamps, electric sunroof, ABS & EBD with Active Stability Control (ASC), dual-zone auto climate control, keyless entry with push-button stop/start and an electric parking brake, to name a few.
The Outlander continues to be powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that pushes out 165bhp and 222Nm of torque. As for Mitsubishi's plans regarding BS-VI conversion, there's still no clarity on whether its two models here – the Outlander and Pajero Sport – will make the switch to BS-VI.