The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander – due for local release later this year – has won the iF Design Awards 2022 as well as the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model racking up a Five Star Award in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).
“The all-new Outlander model is Mitsubishi Motors’ flagship model which brings together the best in electrification and all-wheel control technologies, while also utilising a new-generation platform and an array of advanced technologies,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at MMSA.
Featuring Mitsubishi Motors’ RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body, the all-new Outlander incorporates ultra-high tensile strength steel around the passenger compartment.
It achieves both passenger safety and weight reduction through a combination of a high impact-absorbing front body structure and a high-durability, low-deformation passenger compartment structure. Further, seven SRS crash bags are standard equipped on all vehicles.
Active safety technologies are standard equipped on all vehicles, combining nine advanced driver assist features including the Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system that detects vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists ahead (daytime only), automatically applies the brakes to avoid collisions, and assists in mitigating collision damage, as well as Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication (EAPM) which detects obstacles such as walls, and when driving forward can also detect people and other cars.
The all-new Outlander comes standard with Adaptive LED Headlight (ALH), which deliver superior night visibility by detecting whether there are oncoming cars and cars driving ahead, and automatically switches the illumination range and brightness of the headlights.
The all-new Outlander is equipped with SOS Emergency Assistance with Automatic Collision Notification to connect with HELPNET operation centre at the press of a button during a medical emergency or when seemingly in danger (SOS Emergency Assistance is a service provided by Japan Mayday Service Co – a pity a similar service is not yet in South Africa.
The leap forward with new Outlander symbolises the recent strides MMSA has made in sales as well as the expansion of our footprint in South Africa to 50 dealerships. Watch this space to see what we have planned for the new and exciting Outlander in South Africa,” Allison adds.