We already knew that the new Mitsubishi Outlander crossover is going to launch in the Indian car market for quite some time, as Mitsubishi India’s official website made it clear by saying the model is arriving soon. However, the actual market launch is yet to happen. The authorized Mitsubishi dealers have now finally confirmed that the commencement of booking will start soon in the month January or February in 2018. The dealers have also revealed that the new Mitsubishi Outlander’s deliveries will begin only by May 2018. The Japanese automaker has not yet revealed the price details of the sturdy SUV in India. Nevertheless, as per the various sources, the new revised Outlander will be tagged at about Rs. 30 lakhs.
This is the third generation model of the Outlander, which was launched in the global markets back in 2012, and got a comprehensive update in 2015. The SUV has received refreshed visual appeal, which keeps it at par with the new vehicle range from the house of Mitsubishi. The Outlander will be longer and taller than its rival new Honda CR-V, which is also set to come to India. With a length of 4,695 mm length and 1,710 mm height, the Outlander with its monocoque body will be quite a big crossover and will offer a third row of seats as well like the upcoming CR-V.
So far, it has been quite clear that the new Outlander will be introduced in India in just a single trim. As per the official website, the India spec model will be a high loaded one with a long list of standard equipments such as a power sunroof, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, leather seats, electric parking brakes, keyless access, a 6.1 inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 710W music system apart from many others. The safety features of the Outlander will include 6 airbags, active stability control and hill start assist.
Under the hood, the India-spec Outlander will be offered equipped only with a single petrol mill, at least to start with. The crossover will be packing in a 2.4 litre, 4 cylinder petrol mill that is capable of generating a peak power output of 169 hp along with 225 Nm of top torque. The single engine option will also be paired to a single transmission option, which is a 6-speed CVT with paddle shifters. The generated power will get distributed to all the four wheels of the crossover when required through the Mitsubishi S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) AWD system. The vehicle will also offer different driving modes to offer optimum performance during different driving conditions.
Mitsubishi launched the second-gen Outlander in India back in 2008 and refreshed it comprehensively in 2010. The petrol-only Mitsubishi Outlander failed to attract enough buyers, as the diesel powered SUVs were more popular. The new Outlander will also be petrol only model and will rival the upcoming new CR-V that will also come with a petrol engine.