Mitsubishi upgrades Outlander

05 November 2019

MITSUBISHI has revised its petrol-powered Outlander for 2020 and is claiming it is now the most affordable seven-seat 4x4 automatic SUV on the market.

Costing from £28,000 the enhancements include a reduction of CO2 emissions to a new low of 169g/km, which lowers the vehicle’s first-year road tax rate by £325.

There is also an improved equipment specification that includes a new eight-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, including Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility and a rear-view camera plus an integral satellite navigation system on top versions.

The climate control panel is redesigned and the driver’s seat gains power lumbar support.

The vehicle also becomes available with Mitsubishi’s signature Red Diamond paint finish.

In line with the rest of the Mitsubishi range, the naming of the trim level changes for 2020. The entry-level Outlander Petrol will be in Design trim with seven seats, four-wheel drive, automatic transmission and the new eight-inch infotainment system.

It also gets 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, an electronic parking brake, electric, folding heated door mirrors, front fog lamps, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and privacy glass.

The new flagship version is now the Exceed and gets leather upholstery with electric driver’s side adjustment, a 360-degree camera, integral  navigation, LED headlamps, high beams and fog lamps, a heated steering wheel, power tailgate, Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and twin rear USB ports.

It costs from £30,385.

Meanwhile Mitsubishi has revealed its future vehicle development plans, with a small plug-in hybrid cross-country SUV and an exceptionally tall people carrier.

The small SUV will use a four-motor electric 4WD system and a gas turbine engine that can run on a variety of fuels including diesel, kerosene and alcohol.

The tall imaginatively-named Super Height wagon is scheduled to be introduced in its native Japan soon but the company has yet to decide if it will reach the UK.