As part of a game-changing collaboration with Amazon, MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION revealed the all-new 2022 OUTLANDER crossover SUV via livestream, the first vehicle to ever debut on Amazon Live. The 4th-generation Outlander brings with it a host of new improvements as well as bold styling. Here are the details.
The newcomer is the first Mitsubishi model to be produced under the banner of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. Mitsubishi, however, says it’s “based on the ‘I-Fu-Do-Do’ concept, which means authentic and majestic in Japanese.
“The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers the equipment, quality and lasting value that Mitsubishi customers have come to expect of the brand. Full pricing and packaging details will be made available once we have details of its arrival in SA,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.
Styling debuts the brand’s next generation Dynamic Shield front face and design language, with muscular fenders, bold proportions and available large-diameter 20-inch wheels. Inside, Outlander is a quiet and serene space, showcasing quality and convenience through class-above materials, seating for seven in the segment’s only standard-equipment third-row, available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 9-inch centre screen, and also newly available wireless smartphone charging capability with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.
The engineering underpinnings are also all-new. Partnered with a newly developed platform and 2.5L four-cylinder engine which now develops 135kW and 245Nm. Mitsubishi’s rally-derived Super All-Wheel Control5 system provides unmatched confidence for drivers in all environments. The newly developed drive mode selector allows performance and grip to be tailored to the conditions through six distinct settings, increasing on-road and off-pavement performance. Even two-wheel drive models are fitted with the drive-mode selector, offering five distinct modes (Normal, Tarmac, Gravel, Snow and Mud) in this setup, to help drivers feel more confident in all driving conditions.
The all-new OUTLANDER has been crafted into a reliable SUV with significantly upgraded styling, road performance, and a high-quality feel to satisfy the needs of customers who want to expand their horizons and take on challenges of every kind,” said Takao Kato, chief executive officer of MMC.
The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is set to break boundaries, reset expectations and demand attention. The Outlander is scheduled to be introduced in North America in April, as for when it will arrive here is still to be confirmed.