The new Mitsubishi Outlander will lock horns with the Skoda Kodiaq in India.
Mitsubishi Motors has launched the all-new Outlander in India. The SUV will be available only in a fully loaded, single-spec trim, which is priced at ₹31.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Outlander is the first new launch by Mitsubishi India in almost six years - the company’s last launch, the Pajero Sport, came in 2012. In fact, the previous-generation Outlander was also sold in India, but was eventually discontinued due to plummeting demand thanks to surging petrol prices back then.
A diesel engine isn’t available on the new Outlander either, but now the gap between petrol and diesel prices has narrowed drastically. So, the new model is powered by a 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 165bhp of power and 222Nm of torque. The sole transmission option is a CVT, which feeds power to all the four wheels.
The new Outlander comes in a seven seat configuration. The cabin comes equipped with features such as a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, electric sunroof, electric parking brake, 710W Rockford Fosgate sound system and leather upholstery. However, the infotainment system lacks essentials like Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support and Bluetooth connectivity.
Mitsubishi has equipped the new Outlander with good safety kit which includes seven airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, active stability control and hill-start assist. The SUV is available in seven colour options - Black Pearl, Cosmic Blue, Orient Red, Cool Silver, White Solid, White Pearl and Titanium Grey.