A while back we had brought to you a sneak peek at the new Mitsubishi Outlander followed by one front shot of the vehicle. And following this, Mitsubishi, at the ongoing 2012 Geneva Motor Show, has officially unveiled the new 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander.
The third generation of the midsize crossover loses less than an inch in length and gets a whole new look, including a restyled grille with Mitsubishi‘s three-diamond logo prominently displayed, a raised belt line, a more contoured body and wraparound headlamps. The design in concept form was first previewed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in the form of Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II.
The chassis has been revamped, and same is the case with architecture underneath. Response and handling has been improved significantly. Besides diesel and petrol variants, Mitsubishi also has plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid variant. Optional will be a new 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The Outlander gets new gadgets including a new sat-nav, adaptive cruise control, lane assist and dual zone climate control. The cabin is also significantly improved with the use of better quality material and soft touch plastic. The four-wheel drive system is now controlled by a button instead of dial and also offers a new Eco mode (two-wheel drive only) for better economy.
As for Indian plans, we are hoping Mitsubishi will revamp its lineup of cars in India and this time bring in a diesel variant of the new Outlander to India considering the rise in demand for diesel cars over the past year.
Stay tuned for more updates.