The New Mitsubsihi Outlander

Mitsubishi Motors has announced that its all-new Outlander crossover model will go on sale across the UK from 1st January priced at £16,999 for the equipment-laden 2.4 Equippe model, £17,999 for the twin-sunroofed Sport and £18,749 for the leather-clad Sport SE. A dual fuel variant of each model will also be available from launch priced at £1,000 over the petrol model.

The first thing that strikes home about the new Outlander is its aggressive front-end styling. Ushering in Mitsubishi’s new corporate identity – a confident new grille with a broad vertical nose that houses a larger and more prominent Three-Diamond logo – the Outlander heralds a new era in Mitsubishi vehicle design.

Outlander’s basic design philosophy was to combine cabin space, driver engagement and robust styling. The result is a bold new vehicle with the lofty ground clearance and commanding driving position of an off-roader, the versatility and generous cabin space of an estate, with the driver-friendly dimensions and low centre of gravity of a saloon car. "Outlander’s crossover combination of athleticism, functionality and design make it the perfect ambassador for this new and exciting stage in our development," believes Jim Tyrrell, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors UK.

All petrol and dual fuel Outlander models, are powered by a new 2.4-litre four-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine, which develops a healthy 158bhp at 5750rpm and 158lb ft of torque at 4000rpm. The MIVEC engine (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve and lift timing Electronic Control system) switches between separate low and high cam profiles for improved torque at low and midrange speeds as well as higher output at high speeds. The result is bottom-end grunt when it’s needed, coupled with a top speed of 112 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 11.2 seconds. The MIVEC engine has been mated to Mitsubishi’s second-generation INVECS-II 4-speed automatic transmission with sports mode manual override.

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Published : 13/11/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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