Mitsubishi Outlander 2013

This is the looks of the new Mitsubishi Outlander set for debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander will offer at launch the choice between two low impact engines (whether in 2WD or 4WD): 2.0 l MIVEC petrol or 2.2 MIVEC Clean Diesel (MMC’s own 4N14 engine) Depending on market, model, engine and specifications, Auto Stop & Go will be available, as well as an all-new 6-speed automatic gearbox. Later in 2013 Mitsubishi will also add a hybrid version with CO2 emissions of just below 50 g/km which is great for a big SUV.

Similar in size to the current car, the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander follows a clear design brief where in true Mitsubishi fashion. It’s tough SUV and will be more capable than most cars in this segment. But it’s by no means the most desirable.


Mitsubishi press release:

Eleven years after it first coined the term “crossover”, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil its third embodiment of this concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show with the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander. This all-new mid-size crossover is meant to better comply with the times – a strategic and innovative premium vehicle of substance developed around a versatile global platform and borne of a harmonious balancing of:

  • Low environmental impact (with target emissions below 130 g/km minimum – dep. on models & markets)
  • Advanced safety(with Forward Collision Mitigation system, Lane Departure Warning system, Active Cruise Control, etc…)
  • Comfortable driving (with now a dual zone air conditioner, etc…)
  • Clever utility(with the adoption of a power tail-gate, full 3rd row seating, flat floor cargo area, etc…)
  • Added convenience(with now tilt & telescopic steering column, Super-HiD “Wide Vision” xenon headlamps, etc…)

As part of its novel technical package, the new Outlander will also be equipped with an “eco-friendly driving system” that notifies the driver when she/he is driving at maximum efficiency. Accordingly, the driver can choose to drive at maximum efficiency to enhance actual fuel consumption of the vehicle – availability according to model & market.

After this Geneva unveiling, the next generation Mitsubishi Outlander will be launched first in Russia in summer 2012, prior to European (late summer), Japanese, Oceania, Chinese and North American debuts.

From 2013 in Europe, MMC will also take advantage of the built-in possibilities of Mitsubishi Outlander’s versatile architecture to add an EV-based plug-In hybrid powertrain – a fully integrated solution, based on MMC’s EV technology and making the best use of MMC’s extensive 4-Wheel-Drive expertise as well. When fitted to Outlander, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV system will allow for a range and very low CO2 emissions similar to that of the Mitsubishi PX-MiEV II Concept (over 800 km and a target of below 50 g/km).

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