Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mitsubishi Outlander: New 2.2 Di-D & 2.4 MiVEC Engines

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi announced that it will introduce two new engines for the Outlander SUV at the 62nd Frankfurt Motor Show, a 170Hp 2.4-liter petrol engine and a 156Hp 2.2-liter diesel, both of which will be available in Europe from the fourth quarter of 2007. Additionally, the 2008 Outlander will feature minor improvements like the new milled finish 18” alloy wheels and the soft touch paint finish on dashboard

Half way through its first year in the market, Outlander has fulfilled its target with over 13,000 units sold across Europe.

Bringing 80% of conquest customers to the Brand across Europe, it provides them with Mitsubishi Motors’ acknowledged expertise in 4-wheel drive technology dressed in a sharp envelope fit for 5+2 passengers (or 2 occupants and up to 1,691 l of cargo) all within a smaller footprint than comparable D-segment wagons.

At the occasion of the 62nd Frankfurt Motor Show, Outlander will widen its appeal to European customers with the introduction of two additional engines:

2.2 Di-D, Diesel common rail (1)*:
156 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 380 Nm @ 2,000 rpm,
All Wheel Control,
6-speed manual gearbox,
Launch: fourth quarter of 2007.
2.4 l MIVEC, Petrol (2)* :
170 PS @ 6,000 rpm and 232 Nm @ 4,100 rpm,
2-wheel drive or All Wheel Control (according to markets),
5-speed manual gearbox or stepped Sport Mode 6-speed CVT with optional paddle shift controls,
Launch: fourth quarter of 2007.
These two new “high power” engines will then complement the current 2.0 Di-D Diesel pump-jet (140 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 310 Nm @ 1,750 rpm) “mid power” power plant (3).

Further improvements for 2008 include (spec. according to markets):

New milled finish 18” alloy wheels (standard on Instyle)
Rain sensor and rear parking sensors (standard on Intense+ and Instyle)
Soft touch paint finish on dashboard
Rear view camera now available in combination with Mitsubishi Multi Communication System (Full-map touch screen Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Navigation with music server)
Leaving the role of authentic off-roader to the next generation Pajero, Outlander is a no-compromise solution for a different type of recreational vehicle.

Using the in-built adaptability of MMC’s all-new “Project Global” flexible platform it brings passenger car-like levels of active safety and driving pleasure, thanks to its All Wheel Control drive-train, 4-wheel independent suspension, high performance brakes and low centre of gravity. The latter is helped by an aluminium roof panel, using a technology tested with the Lancer Evolution IX.

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