After re-launching the Montero in India last year, Mitsubishi is now gearing up to launch the latest generation Outlander. Mitsubishi used to sell the second generation Outlander in India. Now, the model that will be launched in India is the new third generation Outlander. The upcoming SUV is already on display at some dealerships. So, expect an official announcement regarding Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 launch soon. Like the Montero, the Outlander will be brought in as a CBU, which means it won’t come cheap. India will get the 7-seat version of the Outlander.
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Mitsubishi Outlander Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2017 Mitsubishi Outlander||July 2017|
In 2016, reports had emerged stating Mitsubishi had imported the Outlander to India for homologation purposes. In fact, Mitsubishi itself had announced that the launch of the Montero, followed by that of the Outlander and new generation Pajero Sport. With the Outlander already on display at dealerships, expect the launch to take place by the end of July 2017.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2017 Price in India
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-Showroom Price|
|Mitsubishi Outlander||Rs. 30 lakh|
Since Mitsubishi will be importing the Outlander as a CBU, it will be expensive. Expect the Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 price to be around Rs. 30 lakh. At this price point, it will rival everything from the Volkswagen Tiguan to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 – Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4695 x 1810 x 1710 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1530 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||17” Alloys|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.4 L MIVEC Petrol|
|Top Speed||198 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||10.2 seconds|
The Outlander will come with a 2.4 L petrol engine mated to a CVT. This engine churns out about 167 PS of max power and 222 Nm of peak torque. Demand for petrol powered cars in the SUV space is very low. That combined with high pricing and a weak dealer network will result in a rather lukewarm response to the Outlander at best.
Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 – Mileage
|2.4 Petrol Automatic AWD||9-10 KMPL|
The 2.4 L petrol engine with the CVT is unlikely to be a frugal combination. Expect and overall mileage of not more than 9-10 KMPL.
Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 – Features
- Dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning system
- LED tail lamps
- Cruise control
- Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Brake Assist
- Leather steering wheel and shift knob
- Paddle shifters
- Electric Parking Brake
- Brake Auto Hold
- Multi-information display (color liquid crystal display)
- LED fog lamps (reflector type)
Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 – Exterior Design
The Outlander boasts a crossover profile. It is longer than other crossovers such as the Tucson and CRV and can accommodate seven passengers. The front end is characterised by the generous use of chrome in the grille and bumper. IN comparison, the rear end isn’t as flashy with a restrained usage of chrome. Like most new products these days, this one too gets LED DRLs, LED tail lamps and projector headlamps. The India-spec Outlander is likely to come with 17-inch alloys. Overall, the Outlander is actually a good looking crossover. However, Indian car buyers prefer their SUVs a bit more macho and imposing, which means the Outlander could find it difficult to attract buyers in this price segment.
Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 – Interior Design
The dashboard design of the Mitsubishi Outlander looks neat finished in a pleasant combination of black and beige. As mentioned earlier, it will get a 7 seat layout. Expect the India-spec model to come with a touchscreen for the infotainment system. The placement of aircon vents is slightly unconventional.
Mitsubishi’s Outlander has been absent from the Indian market for a few years now. Although the Pajero Sport still manages to find a few takers in India, the Outlander might not fare so well. For starters, it will almost certainly cost than the bigger, diesel engined Pajero Sport. Then there is the issue of a weak dealer network. To top it all off, at around 30 lakhs, the Outlander will have to contend with popular SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. We will keep you updated with all the latest developments regarding Mitsubishi Outlander India 2017 launch, price and more.
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