The Mitsubishi Outlander was launched in India in 2008 and in 2010 Mitsubishi gave it a facelift. The Outlander comes with a 2.4-litre MIVEC petrol engine and is available with only a CVT gearbox and also a differential lock. Its competitors are the Honda CR-V and the Chevrolet Captiva.
Mitsubishi’s Outlander is already based on the Lancer sedan, and now Mitsubishi has gone one step further to make an Outlander that looks like an Evo X.
The Outlander GT Prototype made its at the New York Auto Show. The transformation into an Evo tall wagon includes the Evo’s "jet fighter" grille as well as reshaped front bumper, side mirrors, fenders and hood. To help keep it on the road, the Outlander GT will also use the Evo’s Super-All-Wheel-Control System.
Where the comparison the the Evo ends is the engine. The Evo X has a 2.0-liter four cylinder with a huge turbo that makes 291 hp. The Outlander GT features the 3.0-liter V6 already in use in the Outlander XLS. In the GT it has 10 more hp for a total of 230, which is more in line with the Lancer Ralliart.
Mitsubishi wants to give it’s Outlander mini-SUV some street cred and is going to debuit what will likely look a Evo X wagon on steroids. The Outlander GT Prototype will make its debut later this week at the New York Auto Show. Mitsu says the styling will iclude plenty of elements from the Evo including the “Jet-Fighter” grille and Super-All-Wheel-Control System.
Unlike the Evo, the Outlander GT will not get a 291 hp four cylinder engine turborcharged within an inch of its life. Instead the GT is going for more fuel efficient diggs. It will get a version of the 3.0-liter SOHC MIVEC V6 already in use on the Outlander, but this one will have added gas saving technology.
The Mitsubishi Concept cX made its world debut last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At that time the company announced the concept is the preview version of a future model. Today Mitsubishi confirmed this model is the future baby Outlander that will be launched in 2009.
The Concept cX is powered by a 1.8-litre Clean Diesel DOHC 16 valve 4 cylinder engine that delivers 100 kW (136 ps) @ 4,000 rpm and 280 Nm @ 2,000 rpm.
It features a variable geometry (VG) turbocharger – to generate optimum boost pressure for all engine loads – as well as DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst). The 1.8 liter Clean Diesel engine is mated to Mitsubishi Motors’ Twin Clutch SST technology.
In order to keep up with the strong demand for Outlander in Europe and new Lancer worldwide, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has decided to transfer production of the Outlander (for European markets) to its regional production hub (Netherlands Car B.V. [NedCar], Born, the Netherlands) during 2008.
The all-new, second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander for 2007 offers a compelling blend of driven-to-thrill dynamics, bold styling, five- or seven-passenger versatility, plus the segment’s first flap-fold tailgate for easy loading and several user-technology firsts for the compact SUV segment. The larger 2007 Outlander is based on a new performance-engineered global platform that will also form the foundation of the next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution models. All Outlander models are powered exclusively by a new 3.0-liter 220 hp aluminum MIVEC V-6 engine teamed to a six-speed Sportronic(R) automatic transmission (with magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters in XLS models). Bringing innovation to the segment, the Outlander will be the first PZEV V-6 SUV offered in the U.S.
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today unveils the European market version of the Outlander on-road SUV and shows the Prototype-X concept for a next-generation high-performance 4WD sedan at the 2007 Geneva International Motor Show. The company is displaying a total of 10 exhibits (16 during the general public session) at the show which runs from March 6 through 18 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex, opening to the general public on March 8.
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