The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is already wowing South Africans after going on sale this year.
The bulky and yet shiny 7-seater SUV boasts a combination of modern interior and exterior design, the
best in all-wheel drive technologies and convenient seating for seven occupants.
The Outlander is based on an all-new platform which has facilitated the inclusion of a variety of new
technologies, including the latest generation four-wheel drive systems, the ability to accept a hybrid
drivetrain as well as improvements in quality in every area.
Since its global launch the all-new Outlander has received a wide variety of awards including the 2022 iF
design award, the 2022 Australian Good Design Award, a five star rating in the Japan New Car
Assessment Program, Technology Car of the Year in the 2021-2022 Japan Car of the Year awards and
most recently Money’s Best for safety award in the Plug-In Hybrid SUV category and it is now ready to
make its impact on Africa.
The all-new Outlander features a bold exterior design based on the Japanese product concept of I-Fu-
Do-Do, which translates into authentic and majestic. The exterior is characterised by thick, horizontal
proportions which along with jet tail fin pillars inspired by the vertical tail of airplanes, result in a bold,
When viewed from the front a modern design that incorporates Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield creates a
substantial presence that is accentuated by LED front fog lamps, LED sequential turn signals and
daytime running lights as well as a front skid plate. This theme is continued at the rear thanks to a similar
skid plate, rear spoiler and LED high-mounted brake light. 20-inch alloy wheels and silver roof rails are
the cherry on top of a vehicle that is sure to turn heads.
Engine and performance
The all-new Outlander is fitted with Mitsubishi’s latest generation 2.5-litre Duel VVT DOHC engine that
utilises Direct-Injection to produce an exhilarating 135kW at 6 000rpm and 245Nm at 3 600rpm.
This engine is coupled to a simulated eight-speed CVT transmission that delivers effortless acceleration
from any speed, slicker gear changes and a refined driving experience. Drivers are able to tailor their
experience via a variety of drive modes labelled Eco, Normal, Tarmac, Gravel, Snow and Mud which alter
parameters including throttle sensitivity, shift patterns and the AWD system and ensure power delivery in
the safest, most efficient manner.
Designed to always keep the engine in the sweet spot, the CVT also ensures improved fuel efficiency
and lower emissions, with the Outlander, which is fitted with a 55-litre fuel tank, using just 8,1 litres per
100km on the combined cycle.
In addition to its modern design the Outlander lives up to the legendary off-road pedigree that Mitsubishi
models are known for thanks to 210mm of ground clearance and the addition of Super All-Wheel Control
(S-AWC). This innovative electronically controlled AWD system uses intuitive sensors to maximise
vehicle control, distributing power to all four wheels, the system offers drivers six drive modes.
The cabin of the all-new Outlander oozes luxury and comfort thanks to the utilisation of soft touch
surfaces and premium materials. Features such as quilted leather door inserts, a black headliner and
pillars convincingly elevate the premium interior offering. The leather wrapped four-spoke steering wheel
is tilt and telescopic adjustable and is home to cruise control buttons and paddle shifters.
The interior user experience features the latest in technology displayed onto a 12,3-inch Digital Driver
Display which is flanked by an eight-inch Smartphone-link display on GLS models or a nine-inch
Smartphone-Link Display Audio display with navigation on Aspire models. Both systems incorporate
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functionality. A six-speaker sound system and
three-zone automatic climate control ensure passenger comfort and entertainment.
The Outlanders exterior length translates into an exceptionally spacious interior that has also been well
packaged to take maximum advantage of that available space. The interior layout offers multiple
configurations for any and every loading need thanks to 60/40 split rear seats with flat-folding function via
a one-touch folding lever and flat-folding rear seats.
GLS models of the all-new Outlander feature an extremely high level of standard specification which
includes highlights such as a keyless operation system with engine switch, front and rear park distance
control, a rear-view camera, heated synthetic leather seats with suede combination and an automatic
Aspire models gain leather seats, an eight-way power adjustable, power lumbar support and memory
function driver’s seat, a power sliding panoramic sunroof.
Featuring Mitsubishi Motor’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body, the all-new Outlander
incorporates ultra-high tensile strength steel around the passenger compartment which is bolstered by a
combination of a high impact-absorbing front body structure and a high-durability, low deformation
passenger compartment structure. Seven SRS airbags are standard fitment on all models.
In addition, all Outlander models are fitted with ABS brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution,
Emergency Stop signal System, Hill Start Assist and Hill Decent Control as well as Active Stability and
Active safety technology includes a variety of advanced driver assistance features such as dusk Sensing
LED headlights that automatically altering the illumination range and brightness of the headlights.
Mitsubishi Outlander GLS R729 995
Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire R759 995
Manufacturer’s Warranty: 3 year/ 100 000km. Road Side Assistance: 5 year Unlimited Mileage. Service
Plan: 5 year/ 90 000km. Service intervals: Every 15 000km