Japanese UV maker Mitsubishi is getting all braced up to launch the new generation Outlander SUV in the car market of India. There has been a long quiet period from Mitsubishi in India, but the Japanese automaker had recently officially opened bookings of the third-generation Outlander SUV in April, while it is expected to launch this month. Here are the top 5 facts you’d like to know about the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander.
All-new Mitsubishi Model In India In 6 Years
It has been quite a long time, since a new Mitsubishi model landed up in the Indian car market. The launch from the house of Mitsubishi in India was the all-new Pajero Sport, which launched back in 2012 and the most recent updated model Montero launched in late 2016. Thus, Mitsubishi was very much out of news in India for quite a while, but now things have changed with the soon to launch new-gen Outlander. The third-gen Mitsubishi Outlander is an all-new model that’s coming to India after 6 long years.
2. Single Loaded To The Brim Variant
The Mitsubishi Outlander fans won’t get any choices while buying this new-gen model, as Mitsubishi will launch the all new Outlander in just a single top trim model, which will obviously come with all bells and whistles. It will comes with features like 6.1 inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 710 watt Rockford Fosgate music system, keyless go, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, leather seats, an electric panoramic sunroof and electric parking brakes among others. The India-spec Outlander will also get braced with safety features like 6 airbags, hill-start assist and active stability control.
3. Only in petrol
The new-gen Mitsubishi Outlander will be coming in only petrol avatar with no diesel version in sight. The luxury SUV will be coming powered by the very familiar 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol which has the capability to churn out a max power of 167 hp and a peak torque of 222 Nm. The petrol mill gets coupled with a 6-step CVT with paddle shifters, while an all wheel drive system is standard.
The all new Mitsubishi Outlander will be fully loaded model, and on top of that it will come to India as a fully imported model through the CBU route. So, we can easily figure out, it won't be an economical package. The new Outlander is expected to come with a price tag of around Rs. 30 lakhs. Mitsubishi opened bookings for the SUV last month and the prospective buyers can book it with a token of Rs 5 lakhs. Delivery commencement of the new Outlander is slated only in mid-June.
5. To Fight With The New-gen Honda CR-V
The new-gen Mitsubishi Outlander SUV may be arriving very late, but it’s still ahead of its key rival in India – the new-gen Honda CR-V. The all new CR-V will be the only 7-seater monocoque SUV apart from the Outlander in India, and it will come only in 2018. Things will really heat up when these two amazing new-gen SUVs lock horns.