2016 Mitsubishi Outlander officially launched: RM167k

Mitsubishi Outlander Review 59

Following its preview in February, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has officially launched its new Mitsubishi Outlander. The seven-seater SUV is now available at all authorised Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide, and is priced at an introductory RM166,720 (OTR without insurance). The introductory price is only available until May 31, while there’s still no mention of the model’s price beyond that.

Appearing first at the New York Auto Show in April last year, the new Outlander is now in its third-generation facelift form. It features Mitsubishi’s new “Dynamic Shield” face, highlighted by a chrome element that links the headlamps to the fog lamps and “mouth.” The brand’s latest styling concept was first seen on the XR-PHEV concept and later on the latest-gen Pajero Sport.

Measuring 4,695 mm long and 1,810 mm wide, the Outlander is notably longer than its key competitors, the Nissan X-Trail and Honda CR-V, although its 1,810 mm width is marginally (10 mm) less than its rivals. Kit wise, the Malaysian-market model gets LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a sunroof and a power-operated tailgate.

Inside, the SUV gets keyless entry with engine push-start button, leather seats (with heated front seats) dual-zone auto air-conditioning, cruise control, automatic headlamps and wipers and a 2DIN touchscreen head unit as standard. Additionally, MMM claims that the Outlander has the best cargo volume in its class – a total of 1,608 litres with the second and third row seats folded.

Standard safety features on the SUV include seven airbags, Active Stability and Traction Control, Hill-Start Assist, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, two Isofix child seat mounts in the middle row, Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body and a collapsible steering column.

The sole Outlander variant is powered by a 2.4 litre four-cylinder MIVEC engine which delivers 167 PS at 6,000 rpm and 222 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm. As before, no performance figures have been revealed by MMM, apart from the company claiming that an in-house test showed its SUV to have a fuel consumption figure of 12.8 km per litre.

The engine is paired to an INVECS-III CVT automatic transmission which features a Sports Mode. Mitsubishi’s Multi-Select 4WD system is also on hand, offering three modes – 4WD Eco (FWD as default, sending drive to the rear wheels only when necessary), 4WD Auto (continuous drive to all wheels, automatic torque distribution) and 4WD Lock (even torque to all four wheels).

To recap, the introductory price (lasts until May 31) for the new Mitsubishi Outlander is RM166,720. Included in the CBU model’s price is a warranty package of five years or 100,000 km (whichever comes first). The SUV is available in three body colours, being Red Metallic, White Pearl and Grey Metallic.

Want to know how the new Mitsubishi Outlander drives? Read our full, comprehensive review here.

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  • Josh Ling on Apr 06, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    saw and drove the car. rather good first impression i must say. the rear seat is very spacious, and it’s so quiet on the road!!

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  • Khazanah ProtonFan on Apr 06, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    So cheap !!! As promise Malaysia become a High salary pay nation look at the car prices… continue support BN and long live AP system ! Rakyat Bersyukur !

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  • Lim Kha Loon on Apr 06, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    It would be ideal if they offer with the 2.5l diesel turbo

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  • Random Citizen on Apr 06, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    2 SUV launched today. This or 145k Forester?

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    • applegreen on Apr 07, 2016 at 10:35 am

      i choose forester premium, pricing and roadtax cheaper than outlander

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  • Jobless on Apr 06, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    No thanks…coz u never knw after few months rebadged become Prodon LuarBandar or LuarTanah…im sure most Lancer buyers udrstand

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    • Josh Ling on Apr 07, 2016 at 1:12 am

      fyi, they said many times lancer was the only car that got rebadged, and proton already signed agreement with suzuki lah. come on, 2016 already still making this rebadge joke?

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  • Prosss on Apr 06, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    lousy engine. lousy gearbox. lousy interior.

    what’s the hype for?

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  • Sammy Loo on Apr 06, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    launching in Malaysia with sunroof and without rear aircond vents? Seriously Mitsubishi?

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  • I am more interested to know what’s the regular price after the introductory?

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  • Baby Face on Apr 08, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Sleek but interior looks ordinary. Heard Koreans will launch theirs. Worth waiting as price & tech will be the challenges.

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  • SUVFAN on Apr 08, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    i still like the PAJEROS. Many new SUV will be introduced soon. i heard that KIa Sorento new one coming to shore. Luxurious look and more stylish i saw in the internet. Dunno can afford to own one or not. Budgetttttttt

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  • SUVFAN on Apr 08, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    i still likes the PAJEROs. Sleek looks and sportier.But mitsubishi design not much of changes. Old Challenger and Pajero Sport doesnt look much difference except for the front grille. but dunno, heard from friend the all new Kia Sorento also coming soon.Hope price affordable…..

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