- Manufacturer aims for sub-130g/km emissions
- Updated interior for more comfortable driving
- Geneva preview for new Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi is set to show off the latest version of its Outlander at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
While details are a little scarce at the moment, the company is making plenty of claims about the new model.
On the more technical front, Mitsubishi says that the latest version will have a low environmental impact. It aims to get some models emitting less than 130g/km of CO2.
This will be helped by two new engines, which will be offered in both two- or four-wheel drive models. Buyers can pick from a 2.0-litre petrol or a 2.2-litre "Clean Diesel". Stop/start will be available as an option, as will a six-speed automatic gearbox.
From 2013 the company is hoping to bring a plug-in hybrid version to Europe. Again, there are not definite figures yet, but the Japanese firm is hoping for emissions below 50g/km and a range of almost 500 miles.
As well as the usual exterior design changes, the interior has also received a major update. It will feature improved materials, numerous soft-touch finishes, silver accents and gloss black details. The dashboard is, apparently, better designed and coupled with ergonomic steering wheel controls as well as some easy-to-read displays. The usual creature comforts, like dual zone climate control, will also be available.
Other new touches include a powered tailgate, for easy access, full third row seating and a flat floor cargo area. There’s also some added safety kit like a lane departure warning system, a forward collision detection system and active cruise control.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander will get its full premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.