Mitsubishi Outlander: It must be love.

Mitsubishi Outlander: It must be love.

Mitsubishi is making a significant presence in the market at the moment and Mitsibushi Rivonia is proud of their all-new Triton, the  face-lifted ASX and now, the upgraded third generation Outlander.

Perfectly suited to a woman’s lifestyle, its 1068-litres of boot space cannot disappoint. The new Outlander is available in a seven seater as well as a five seater. Perfect for going on a road trip with the kids because the The Outlander stretches out to 4, 695 mm in length, remarkably longer than its competitors. The seats in row two can slide forward and allows easy access to the third row. And there is still room for leg space in the third row, so yes a trip with the grandparents is a much featured attraction with the new Outlander.

Nic Campbell, General Manager for Mitsubishi Motors proudly boasts, “It’s spacious, comfortable and stylish with all the features customers expect in a vehicle of this caliber. The new design language gives it a fresh, bold appearance that truly illustrates the Outlander’s capabilities.”

Although the Mitsubishi Outlander presents a luxury SUV status, it is tough and whist driving it I felt a solid driving capability. Off-road driving can be a definite possibility due to its flexibility in terms of style and durability. With a 5.3 metre turning radius and thanks to its short wheelbase,  its Multi Select Four Wheel Drive system, Active Stability and Traction Control, ABS, EBD and emergency brake assist and Hill Start Assist, we’re pretty sure we’ll be even more satisfied with its off-road capabilities.

It has all the comfort features to make long journeys an absolute pleasure, and all the small luxuries that help simplify daily tasks. It’s the ultimate go-anywhere vehicle for the South African market,” says Campbell.

The facelifted Outlander is powered by Mitsubishi’s popular 2.4-litre 16-valve DOHC MIVEC petrol engine producing 123 kW and 222 N.m. Average fuel consumption comes to 8,2 litres/100km.

Mitsubishi place a strong emphasis on safety, something that I always look forward to in a SUV, with patented Reinforced Safety Evolution (RISE) which surrounds all passengers in the vehicle, I was hugely sold on this crossover especially because I have kids and don’t often feel confident having them in my vehicle whilst I drive. My confidence was supplemented by seven airbags and full ISO-FIX child anchors. Mitsubishi’s dedication to safety has earned the Outlander a full five-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash test assessment.

Pricing for the new Mitsubishi Outlander currently from R549 900.

Desh Bechan