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.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition distinguishes itself from the rest of the 2013 Outlander Sport lineup with an exterior package that includes blackout side mirrors, center bumper, wheel arch trim and roof rails. There is also a set of special argent Limited Edition alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the only modifications include new two-tone Dove Grey and Black leather seating surfaces. Lots of "Limited Edition" badges remind us again that we are looking at a special edition.
Under the Limited Edition’s hood is the usual 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 148 horses and a 145 pound-feet of torque. However, for this special edition Mitsubishi installed a new engine balancer shaft that helps reduce the rolling resistance inside the engine, resulting in smoother and quicker acceleration.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition will be produced at the company’s assembly plant in Normal, Illinois.
Mitsubishi has just unveiled the 2014 Outlander at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2014 Outlander will receive an updated exterior and a new engine, featuring a new version of Mitsubishi’s advanced MIVEC continuously-variable valve lift timing system for increased fuel economy. According to Mitsubishi these updates will make the new Outlander the most fuel-efficient CUVs with standard 7-passenger seating in the North American market.
The 2014 Outlander has received a fresh new contemporary face that is both appealing and functional with reduced aerodynamic drag. The SUV is also 200 pounds lighter than the current Outlander. The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander will go on sale in 2013 and will be offered in three trim levels: ES, Se and GT.
Under the hood Mitsubishi has placed a choice of either a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.0-liter V-6 engine combined with either a continuously-variable transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Updated 11/28/2012: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.
The current Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has been out for just three years and has already scored impressive results including the coveted "Top Safety Pick" designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the 2012 model year. And now, Mitsubishi has prepared a facelift version for the company’s best-selling vehicle, which it unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
Changes for the 2013 model year include a host of design and equipment improvements: new-look front and rear fascias and side sills; interior design upgrades; revamped rear suspension; and Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT), plus much more.
No changes have been made under the hood, which means the new model will keep its 2.0 liter inline-4 engine that delivers a total of 148 HP and a peak torque of 145 lbs-ft. The engine is combined with an Enhanced Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT) calibration for improved acceleration performance and smoother shift feeling.
UPDATE 07/17/2012: Mitsubishi USA announced prices for the new Outlander Sport which is now available at dealers across the country. The model comes in both 2WD and AWC versions, with prices ranging from $19,170 to $23,695. Hit the jump for the full pricing list.
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Most automakers have already begun to offer hybrid versions for at least one SUV in their line-up, so Mitsubishi is actually a little late in the game with this one. The company is currently working on an Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV and will have it ready for the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September. The new model will go on sale in Europe in 2013, but at this point, Mitsubishi hasn’t said anything about bringing it over to the U.S. market.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid will share the same architecture with the soon-to-be-introduced New Outlander’s ICE versions and will feature a unique drive train combination of front electric motor plus rear electric motor plus front traction/generator petrol engine. It will offer a choice of three driving modes: Pure (Twin Motor 4WD EV), Series (Twin Motor 4WD - EV supported by generator), and Parallel (ICE engine supported by Twin Motor 4WD). Mitsubishi also promised that the new Outlander Hybrid will come with a driving range of 800 kilometers (497 miles).
Mitsubishi will unveil in March at the Geneva Motor show the new generation Outlander - a model that "is meant to better comply with the times." The new model will be similar in sizes to the car it replaces, but will adopt the latest Mitsubishi design language defined by "Solid – Safe – Simple".
On the interior the company focused on offering a better driver concentration. For this the new Outlander will be featuring an ergonomic steering wheel controls as well as high-resolution and easy-to-read instrument displays. Mitsubishi will also be offering better materials like: padded surfaces, soft-touch finish, silver accents, gloss black appliques.
The new Outlander will be offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.0 liter MIVEC petrol or 2.2 MIVEC Clean Diesel engines equipped with Auto Stop & Go and an all-new 6-speed automatic gearbox, depending on the market.
The new generation Outlander will go on sale this summer.
Mitsubishi has announced the addition of a new model to their Outlander line-up: the new 2011 Outlander Sport. On the US market the new model will be offered in two trim levels: ES and SE, and both in 2WD and 4WD versions.
The 2011 Outlander Sport is powered by a 2.0-Liter inline-4 engine that delivers a total of 148 hp @ 6000 rpm and 143 lb.-ft. of torque at a lower 4200 rpm. The SE model comes with a Sportronic ® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and the ES version gets a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The list of standard equipment includes air conditioning with pollen filter, cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls, tilt & telescopic steering wheel, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, and a 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with steering wheel controls and 4 speakers. Adding to the stereo components are the digital signal processor, equalization control, and speed compensated volume.
Updated 09/15/2010: The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will go on sale at a price starting from $18,495 for the base version and going up to $26,795 for the top model. The 2011 Outlander Sport is available in four simple and well-equipped drive train combinations and can be optioned with both the premium package and a 40GB HDD navigation system with real-time traffic, music server and backup camera.
After seeing the bold faced Mitsubishi Outlander GT prototype based on the front end of an EVO X, the Japanese automaker has finally revealed the official details about the 2010 Outlander SUV, and it will be offered in both GT and SE variants with an asking price starting at just $20,840.
For the 2010 model year, Mitsubishi has taken the front end from the popular prototype and incorporated it into the entire Outlander lineup. Another new item for the 2010 Outlander is the gearbox. Mitsubishi’s TC-SST (Twin Clutch-Sport Shift Transmission) was previously only available in the LancerEvolution X MR and has since been expanded to the entire EVO lineup can now be had on the Outlander. Mitsubishi also lays claim that the 2010 Outlander offers the best as far as safety technologies are concerned, coming with features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ASC (Active Stability Control) and S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control) as well as six airbags all standard.
Under the hood the diamond star brand has incorporated a new fuel efficient MIVEC V6 that cranks out a maximum output of 230 HP along with gas saving Idle Neutral Logic. The system increases the 2010 Outlander’s efficiency by automatically disengaging the transmission and placing it in neutral when the vehicle is at idle, thus saving owners some money at the pump while they wait for the light to turn green. Meanwhile the MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) manipulates both the intake and exhaust valves in order to optimize the engine’s air/fuel mixture in order to produce as much power as possible with the least amount of harmful emissions.
The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has just revealed a new special edition version of their Outlander sport utility vehicle with a more aggressive front end inspired by the turbocharged all wheel drive rally inspired Evo targeted at their domestic market. The new Outlander Roadest is based on the current diamond star SUV. While the gaping hole in the big mouth front bumper doesn’t benefit from a racy looking front mount intercooler like the Lancer, Mitsubishi’s in house tuner Ralliart has added a bit more aggressive bodywork in order to keep enthusiasts happy.
The Outlander Roadest treatment consists of the aforementioned modified front bumper as well as new lights and new grill to complete the Evo X look. The truck rides on a set of bold 18 inch 7 spoke alloys while chrome mirror caps finish off the exterior much like the highly polished Evo Touring. The special edition Outlander is available in three different body colors including gray, white and black. On the inside, the Roadest gets a set of dark colored sport seats wrapped with cloth while attractive aluminum trim highlights the rest of the interior. Under the hood, the Roadest is powered by a 2.0 Liter gas burning four cylinder that makes a total of 148 HP and can be ordered with either a two wheel drive or AWD drive train just like the Evolution.
The Japanese performance minded automaker Mitsubishi showed off a more aggressive crossover model back in New York earlier this year, however the EVO faced Outlander GT Prototype still manages to impress here in Miami. There is something about the squinting headlights ability to stare you down just like the 300 HP turbocharged all wheel drive Lancer Evolution X can despite the 230 HP V6 that makes this slightly larger CUV quite an attractive option for a commuter vehicle.
Small SUVs play an interesting role. They must be able to hold at least five people, fit in tight parking spaces, carry a Home Depot haul, and sometimes even go off-road. Yes, most people usually forget about that last one when buying an urban SUV.
So we decided that we would reintroduce the idea of an SUV made for the off-road with our 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander SE AWD tester. We made sure it was a 4x4 so we could follow the road less traveled… at least that’s what we planned. While the Outlander was in our fleet, we went looking for the hills and the mud, but that just usually made us late for soccer practice. So we were a little disappointed that our SUV fell into the usual suburban trap, but we still made it out alive…