After a 4-year break, the Japanese carmaker is looking to revive the Outlander in India under the new leadership
Mitsubishi has listed the Outlander on its India website with the caption "Coming Soon". Although some of the features have been listed, details about the powertrain are still scarce. The new Outlander is one generation ahead of the SUV that was discontinued four years ago and the design certainly reflects the gap.
The SUV will come with modern features such as LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, electronic parking brake, keyless entry, push-button start, electric sunroof and dual-zone climate control. Inside, it gets genuine leather upholstery and a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is not available with this unit, but it does get a major audio update. The premium 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate setup pumps out 710W of output via an 8-channel amplifier.
On the hardware side, it'll get a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with 6 virtual ratios that the driver can switch between by using the steering-mounted paddle shifters. The presence of CVT leads us to believe that it'll get a petrol engine. CVTs aren't very good at handling a tonne of bottom end torque that diesel engines tend to... read more »