Mitsubishi Outlander facelifted

BY CHARL BOSCH - MARCH 5, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has given its premium Outlander compact SUV a mid-life facelift with mostly subtle cosmetic tweaks.

Available once again as a single model with one engine and transmission combination, the new Outlander features a redesigned chrome grille with a more pronounced lower front airdam, chrome surrounds for the front foglights, satin silver roofrails as well as front and rear skidplates, and black wheelarch surrounds.

Changes to the interior are even less dramatic with a under-floor storage area now concealed in the boot, and the Rockford Fosgate sound system being repositioned and with its place taken by a another storage area.

Apart from its revised Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Outlander remains mechanically unchanged with the box still driving all-four wheels and motive power provided by a 2.4-litre petrol engine, which makes 123 kW and 222 N.m of torque. Mitsubishi claims a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.2 L/100 km and emissions of 192 g/km.

As before, standard spec remains high with items including dual-zone climate control, nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system with USB / Aux input, Bluetooth and voice control, touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera with parking sensors, roof-mounted DVD system with flip down screen and a set of earphones, keyless entry / go, rain sensing wipers and auto-on lights, electric windows all around, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control switches and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Standard safety equipment includes seven airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, Active Stability Control and electric tailgate.

A five three year / 100 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan is included in the R439 900 asking price.

 

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