Mitsubishi Outlander 2013 debuts at the Geneva Motor Show
At the Geneva Auto Show Mitsubishi introduced its 3rd iteration of its crossover model, the design not a surprise and looks almost like the one Concept PX-MiEV which was previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show. There are only a minor difference between these two models.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander will come powered by either of two choices in Engines for Europe that include a 2.0-liter MIVEC petrol producing 150ps (148bhp) and a peak torque of 195Nm (144 lb-ft) and a 2.2-liter Clean Diesel rated at 150ps (148bhp) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft). both models will be offered in front or all-wheel drive.
For the exterior, the new Mitsubishi Outlander has high-grade materials with padded surfaces and soft-touch plastics and the model will carry five or seven people. The new model measures at At 4,655mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,680mm tall and its identical to the current car in all dimensions.
The Diesel engine model will be offered with a a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic while the Petrol engine will come with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT The all wheel drive is optional , Start-stop comes fitted as standard on all models except the diesel model with the automatic transmission.
In early 2012 the Mitsubishi will expand the range of offering with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain linking a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine to a pair of electric motors and the Mitsubishi claims that the Plug-in Hybrid EV system will allow for a driving range and CO2 emissions similar to the ones announced for the concept model at over 800km and under 50g/km respectively.
The combination will include three different driving modes Pure (Twin Motor 4WD EV), Series (Twin Motor 4WD EV supported by ICE generator) and Parallel (Twin Motor 4WD EV supplemented by ICE at higher speed.
According to the company, the Mitsubishi 2013 Outlander will hit the market in Russia this summer, with Europe to follow a couple of months later and to the Japanese, Oceania, Chinese and North American.