Mitsubishi just revealed a pair of fitness and adventure-themed concepts, based on the best-selling Outlander and Outlander Sport . The Summer Edition is a thorough personalization effort, on par with the high-dollar luxury car makeovers from Kahn Design .
The custom Outlander Sport shows off: unique burnt orange metallic paintwork and 20-inch Vossen wheels, with matching satin graphite accents all around and sticky track tires. The wheel size jumps a full 2 inches over the 18-inch rims that are otherwise standard on all the Outlander Sport trims, which start from just $19,170 in manual front-drive configuration.
This H360 Summer Edition is based on the higher-range model, with a SportTronic paddle shift automatic and Mitsubishi ’s AWC four-wheel-drive system. Thule roof bars and matching Trek bikes are only a preview of the inside of this fitness machine.
Created with the help of celebrity fitness coach Jay Cardiello, the Outlander Sport Summer Edition is packing some bold color accents and numerous fitness and outdoor adventure gear. Hard-wired chargers are awesome details for the built-in GoPro and iPad mini in the grey suede headlining.
Click past the jump to get a closer look at those semi-slick Nitto 420S tires of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition.
Modern and stylish, the Summer Edition really just highlights all the practical features and design that the regular Outlander Sport already offers at compact-car affordability. You cannot put a price on one-of-a-kind car personalization efforts... and the H360 Summer Edition is a concept car only.
Even so, the exterior mods are tasteful and look really expensive. It starts off with a deep paint that glows fire red in certain lights. The graphite-colored trim accents and front Evolution -style grille are standouts, because changing this simple panel’s color dramatically enhances the Outlander Sport’s road presence and sense of width. The middle bumper piece is usually body color, continuing the white or other color through the middle of the Evo shape.
And as with the best concept cars, this treatment can inspire buyers to personalize their cars in similar ways as displayed here. The graphite accents are probably more appealing to a broad audience than this specific shade of orange, but it is certainly unique and a very high quality execution.
Out back, the Summer Edition’s graphite accents continue, painting the lower diffuser that is otherwise black. It’s a classy touch that looks good with the standard model’s LED taillights and planted stance.
The 20-inch wheels are amazing, and help the Outlander Sport to really look like a mini rally cross car.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition - Exterior Dimensions:
|Front Track Width (in.)||60|
|Rear Track Width (in.)||60|
|Ground Clearance (in.)||8.5|
|Curb Weight (Pounds)||3,100|
|Drag Coefficient||0.32, est|
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition - Exterior Features:
- BASF burnt orange exterior color with graphite accents
- 20-inch Vossen CV3 wheels in graphite
- Nitto NT420S tires
- Thule roof rack
- Trek bikes for him and her
The interior is quite unique, with colored accents all around in the same matching metallic as the exterior. New leathers and suede wrap the entire cockpit, seats and headliner - which always feels spectacular. Changing a headliner seems like no big deal, but it is a very involved process and not easy to do on a DIY basis.
The dark and plush roof maintains the normal Outlander Sport’s panoramic glass roof, which looks good and even opens with bikes or skis on the roof rack. The interior of the moonroof is lined with LED lighting, which is a really nice touch when cruising at night. It allows you to easily see other passengers, but in a calm hue that does not disturb the driver’s vision at night.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition - Interior Features:
- Black leather and grey suede interior with orange stitching
- Color-matched burnt orange accents throughout the cabin
- Grey suede headliner
- iPad Mini and headliner mount
- GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition with hard-wired console charger
- Mobile WiFi with remote and JCore USB exercise program
- Burnt orange subwoofer trim and wakeboard mount in trunk
- Wetsuit bin
Drivetrain, Suspension and Brakes
The drivetrain stays the same for this customization, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder linked to a paddle-shift auto and AWD. Energetic and playful already, the Summer Edition’s larger wheels and tires add a dramatic amount of grip and road feel, without harming the ride quality much.
Note to DIY tuners: stock springs are generally a better match for larger wheels versus getting wheels and lower, harder springs at the same time. You may miss the once-comfy ride and ground clearance.
The wider wheels increase the heft and feedback from the steering wheel, which is now wrapped in that same silky suede. Performance is respectable for the class, and relatively entertaining in the twisties on the Nitto racing tires, which look sticky enough to melt in the California sunshine.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition - Performance Details:
|Engine||2.0-liter 16-valve I-4 With DOHC And MIVEC CVVT|
|Transmission||CVT Sportronic Automatic W/ Paddle Shifters Optional|
|Powertrain Layout||Front-engine, All-wheel-drive|
|Power||148 @ 6,000|
|Torque||145 @ 4,200|
|0-60 mph||8.5, est|
|Top Speed||130, est|
|EPA Fuel Economy MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||24/31/27|
Pricing and Availability
The H360 custom Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is just a concept, but the 2014 Outlander Sport has a number of interior tech and exterior style upgrades.
The Outlander Sport is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, which is the highest possible rating. Unique safety features include a driver’s knee airbag and anti-whiplash front seats.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition - Safety Features:
- Advanced front airbags, Front side-impact airbags and side-impact air curtains with rollover protection, Driver knee airbag
- Available Electronically controlled AWC system
- Active Stability Control (ASC)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) w/ Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist
- Hill Start Assist
- Traction Control Logic (TCL)
- Active front seat headrests
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- 3-point seatbelts for all 5 seating positions
- Engine immobilizer and anti-theft alarm system
- Child-safety rear door locks
- LATCH child safety seat anchors and upper tethers
- Remote fuel lid opener
- Front seat-belt pretensioners with force limiters
- Collapsible steering column and foldaway brake pedal assembly
- Side-impact door beams
One man’s dream can be another man’s nightmare when it comes to personalizing cars. The key car modifying mantra should always be: do no harm.
The H360 Summer Edition only enhances the practicality and versatile cabin of the Outlander Sport. This compact crossover is perfectly sized, priced and styled for its mission on both urban streets and out playing on the trails.
Extremely maneuverable and with great visibility, the Outlander Sport Summer Edition is a great showpiece for this practical and appealing crossover.
- Paint looks amazing but not sure about that exact color
- Wheels are stunning, great news that Outlander Sport can fit 20-inch upgrades, most cars/crossovers cannot
- Graphite grille panel might be a smart addition to regular lineup
- The interior tech like chargers for iPad and GoPro is smart and thoughtful
- The exterior color might not suit all tastes
MITSUBISHI MOTORS, H360 TEAM UP TO CREATE A PAIR OF SUVS FOR THE YEAR-ROUND ACTIVE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) and the H360 Group have teamed up to create a pair of custom sport-utility vehicles designed for today’s active professionals who prefer to get their exercise in the great outdoors, any time of year.
The 5-passenger 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Summer Edition* and the 7-passenger 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Winter Edition* each have been customized to become the ideal ride for a particular season, complete with integrated sports equipment and cutting-edge technology designed to offer as much fun as possible - whether under the sun or on the slopes. The companies have launched a microsite in support - www.h360mitsu.com - featuring behind-the-scenes video of the build projects as well as interviews with celebrity strength and conditioning specialist Jay Cardiello and professional snowboarder Bryan Iguchi.
Both the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander have been named "Top Safety Pick+" winners from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - the highest achievement awarded by the non-profit vehicle research and crash test ratings agency. Mitsubishi Motors is the only auto manufacturer to have its entire SUV/crossover model lineup designated as "Top Safety Pick+" vehicles.
2013 Outlander Sport - Summer Edition
Designed to be the perfect companion for warm-weather outdoor sports, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Summer Edition comes fully equipped with some of the latest and greatest sporting gear and goods on the market.
Features include his-and-hers roof-mounted Trek© mountain bikes, along with a tennis racket, jump rope, various kettlebell workout weights and resistance bands, yoga mats, and exercise wear housed in custom-made storage sections in the rear cargo area. A wakeboard vest and ski rope can be found in a new waterproof compartment in the rear cargo floor.
New tech equipment includes an HD camera with wi-fi remote to document whatever adventures the driver and passengers embark upon, along with an extensive exercise workout program on a USB drive plugged into the front console. There’s also a headliner-mounted iPad© Mini, which can access the Internet using the vehicle’s integrated wi-fi network.
New burnt orange paint with graphite accents, 20-inch graphite wheels with Nitto NT420S tires and new interior features including black leather/perforated leather, gray suede and orange stitching and interior trim painted burnt orange to match the eye-catching exterior round out this handsome and user-friendly customized Outlander Sport.
"The practicality of this car reflects my lifestyle - always on the go, and I never have to skip a beat," said Jay Cardiello, celebrity strength and conditioning specialist and Fitness Editor-at-Large for Shape magazine. "Whether I’m at the beach and I want to hit the waves with the Boogie Board, or I want to hit the hills or mountains with the bike, or I want to jump onto the sand and hit the yoga mat, everything is there." Click here to see a video with Jay and the Outlander Sport Summer Edition.
The American-made 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport - the Japanese auto manufacturer’s best-selling model - is a stylish and well-equipped compact crossover with roomy seating for five adults that is also highly fuel-efficient with an EPA fuel economy rating of 31 mpg highway (CVT-equipped 2WD models). And, thanks to its sure-footed traction from Mitsubishi Motor’s All-Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive system that was developed from multiple championship-winning seasons in the challenging World Rally Championship, the 2013 Outlander Sport is the ideal vehicle for active outdoor lifestyles.
For more information and a look behind-the-scenes on each vehicle’s build, please visit the custom microsite at www.h360mitsu.com.
*These vehicles are purely design exercises by Mitsubishi Motors. They are not intended for production.