Sleek new Mitsubishi Outlander offers unparalleled luxury

The new-look Outlander from Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi's popular crossover SUV, the Outlander, has undergone a makeover giving it a fresh new look along with some interior upgrades. The Outlander is one of SA's favourite luxury lifestyle vehicles and the recent updates make it an even more attractive package than before.

The new Outlander has been given the Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield design treatment giving it a bold and edgy new look. Mitsubishi's new design language - which was recently introduced in SA on the ASX model - lends the new Outlander a more stylish and purposeful appearance.

Mitsubishi is known for its immaculate interior design and high level of specification, and the Outlander more than lives up to this reputation. At 4,695mm the Outlander is notably longer than its direct competitors, which translates into a more spacious and luxurious interior. This additional space, combined with an innovate cabin layout, places the Outlander in the top of its segment among vehicles offering seven seats.

Distributed across three rows, the Outlander's seven seats offer excellent comfort and endless loading options. The second and third row seats can be folded completely flat, opening up an impressive amount of loading space.

In keeping with Mitsubishi's high-spec reputation, the Outlander is fitted with a fully adjustable multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles and access to voice controls and hands-free Bluetooth phone functionality. The touch-screen audio display is user-friendly, and a separate display screen ensures all vehicle information is available to the driver at a glance.

Adding to the Outlander's spacious feel is a glass sunroof, whilst features such as automatic lights and windshield wipers, dual-zone climate control and cruise control ensure the utmost comfort for driver and passengers alike. The electronic tailgate also makes daily life a lot easier.

The facelifted Outlander is powered by Mitsubishi's popular 2.4-litre 16-valve DOHC MIVEC petrol engine producing 123kW and 222 Nm. Average fuel consumption comes to 8.2 litres/100km.

Power is delivered to all four wheels through Mitsubishi's next-generation, all-new INVECS-III Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with a 6-step Sports Mode shift control. The CVT gearbox adapts to varying road conditions and power demands, allowing for a smoother ride than traditional automatic transmissions.

With a price tag of R549 900 the new Mitsubishi Outlander offers unrivalled luxury and performance in its class. The redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a full three-year / 100 000 km warranty and a five-year / 90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are set at 15 000 km.