It’s been eleven years since the original Mitsubishi Outlander was released and now Mitsubishi is ready to introduce the third generation 2013 Outlander, which is being shown for the first time in Geneva.
The all-new Outlander is the start of an all-new generation of global products for Mitsubishi, consistent with the ambitions set in MMC’s “Jump 2013” smart business plan for a greener and more global Mitsubishi. The new family of Mitsubishi’s will also get a new “re-focused” design language, which is being seen for the first time on the new Outlander. The 2013 Outlander gets what Mitsubishi calls a “Solid – Safe – Simple” shape, blending substantial look with clean surfaces, as previewed in the Concept PX-MiEV and Concept PX-MiEV II showcars.
The Outlander will have room for up to seven passengers and will be offered with a range of gasoline or diesel engines. In Europe buyers will be able to choose between a 2.0L gasoline engine or a 2.2L clean diesel, both of which have 148 horsepower. The engines also get an automatic stop & go system and the 2.2L diesel gets a 6-speed automatic transmission.
An plug-in hybrid Outlander will also eventually be added to the lineup. It will feature three driving modes and have a range similar to the Concept PX-MiEV II at over 500 miles.