Mitsubishi is all set to blow away the word market with its all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. All known for its raw 4×4 SUV form, this vehicle has seen quite some speculations. This Japanese Automaker claims of complete redesign of its upcoming vehicle retaining only the front 2-bar standard grille and its heritage logo.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander specs
With two readily available engines named ES and SE this Japanese vehicle will comprise a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine producing 166 HP and 162 lb-ft of torque. ES will be a front wheel drive while SE will have rear wheel as well as 4×4 drive options.
Choosing a more powerful GT variant will offer a 3.0liter V6 engine churning out 224 HP alongside 215 lb-ft of torque. Outlander GT can go from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds while 6-speed automatic transmission comes as standard in all variants.
Fuel economy figures read quite impressive as compared to others in this segment offering 24-27 mpg on highways and 20-22 mpg in cities.
A completely new design
Retaining only the front grille and its all known logo, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander heads for more than a facelift. With narrow LED headlamps and wider tail lights this car sport an aggressive stance. The vehicle will be equipped with larger air vents for abetter cooling system of the engine.This 5-door SUV has leading lines along its sides leading to better aerodynamics and ergonomics. The front grille will have a bit of chrome touch to make it look even classier. It is supposed to use 19-inch wheels as standard with all season all weather tires.
With polished soft touch materials that give the dashboard a shiny look, it is matched by trims on the door panels. A 6.1-inch infotainment system adorns the front of the 4×4 which comes as standard on all models.
Second-row seating is likely to improve in its comfort level owing to better leg room space for taller human beings. In addition to this optional sunroof will also be provided in Mitsubishi Outlander 2018. A new feature likely to be introduced is 3-row seating. While the first two rows are good for adult seating, the last row is better for kids. It is slightly compromised on leg room as well as headroom space.
This Outlander provides a cargo room of 10.3 cubic feet behind its 3rd-row seating and 34.2 cubic feet counting from its 2nd row. But if both its seating rows are folded it accounts for a storage space of almost 64 cubic feet in the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2018.
Talking of security Mitsubishi has always been on top of it, this time with better features. Brake testing resulted in stopping this Outlander within 121 feet. In addition to this anti-lock disc brakes, hill start assist has been provided to aid in better hill climbing and torque figures. As on highways, Lane Departure Warning with Frontal Crash Avoidance which can automatically apply brakes and reduce the impact of a collision comes as standard. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has received a 5 star for side impact security.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 Outlander is likely to face direct competition from Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as well as Honda CRV. While the FWD series may be priced at $32,000, the GT should start from $40,000. If all goes well, it should be released before 2017 closes.