Mitsubishi has launched its all-new Outlander SUV in India at Rs 31.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), in a single fully-loaded variant. The SUV marks the Japanese brand’s first all-new model launch in six years for our market. The model that has arrived in India was on sale in international markets in facelift form since 2015, and has been brought in as a CBU.
Under the bonnet of the new Outlander is the 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that is tuned to produced 167hp and 222Nm of torque. The motor is paired to a six-step CVT automatic that powers all-four wheels permanently. The brand is not expected to bring a diesel model to India, though it is considering the plug-in hybrid, Outlander PHEV, for an India launch.
One of the interior highlights of the new Outlander is the seven-seat configuration with the second and third rows that can fold flat to liberate more luggage space. As the model is the top-spec trim, it features equipment such as auto headlights and wipers, an electric sunroof, keyless go, an electric parking brake, paddleshifters for the CVT automatic, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system. In terms of safety kit, the Outlander also gets six airbags, hill-start assist and active stability control.
At this price point, the Outlander directly takes on the seven-seat Skoda Kodiaq, which is priced at Rs 34.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The next-gen CR-V that’s expected to launch in India during the next year, is a seven-seat model and will also be a direct rival to the Mitsubishi.
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