The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander – destined for South African shores – became the first motor vehicle to be launched on Amazon Live.
All-new from the wheels up, the 2022 Outlander features a new design direction for both this vehicle and the brand, plus the premium quality, rugged performance and innovative technology expected of a Mitsubishi Motors vehicle.
The flagship of the Mitsubishi Motors line, it is the best-equipped vehicle the company has ever developed and goes sale in North America first in April 2021, with other global markets to follow.
“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 it’s arrival in SA,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.
“Based on the product concept ‘I-Fu-Do-Do,’ which means authentic and majestic in Japanese, 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,” says Takao Kato, chief executive officer of MMC. “With the launch of the all-new Outlander, we will first expand our sales in the North American market and then aim for global growth.”
The Outlander was first launched in North America in 2002, and this new model is the fourth generation to be sold.
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 center 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 2,5-litre four-cylinder engine, Mitsubishi’s rally-derived Super All-Wheel Control5 system provides 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 in this setup, to help drivers feel more confident in all driving conditions.
Standard equipment on the 2022 Outlander includes 11 crash bags, three rows of seats, myriad storage locations, USB-A and USB-C charge ports and 18-inch wheels.
Depending on trim level, the 2022 Outlander can be fitted with 20-inch wheels, Mitsubishi’s MI-PILOT Assist driver assistance system with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, semi-aniline leather seating, integrated navigation using what3words technology, a windshield-display 10,8-inch full-color Head-Up Display (HUD), Mitsubishi’s industry-leading Mitsubishi Connect smart-car system, and a 10-speaker BOSE audio system.