Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has announced that the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 4WD, previously fully-imported (CBU) from Japan, is now assembled locally (CKD) in Malaysia. The range-topping SUV joins the entry-level 2.0 litre 4WD model, which was launched in CKD form in October.

Priced at RM155,000 on-the-road without insurance, the CKD version is cheaper to the tune of RM16,000 over the outgoing model, and is just over RM15,000 more expensive than the RM139,988 2.0 4WD variant. As usual, the seven-seater SUV comes with a five-year/100,000 km warranty.

Under the bonnet sits the same 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine as before, producing 167 PS at 6,000 rm and 222 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm – 22 PS and 26 Nm more than the 2.0. Also unchanged is the INVECS-III CVT and Mitsubishi’s Multi-Select four-wheel drive system with 4WD Eco, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock modes. Mitsubishi claims a fuel consumption figure of 12.8 km per litre.

The switch to local assembly has brought some changes to the kit list, including a new eight-spoke two-tone design for the 18-inch alloy wheels (the previous design is still available on the 2.0), a tailgate spoiler and the new 2-DIN head unit from the 2.0, with a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay compatibility and Air Gesture Control. A 360-degree surround-view monitor has also been added.

Otherwise, equipment count remains unchanged, with the 2.4 getting LED headlights, paddle shifters, a sunroof, an electric parking brake, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a powered tailgate. These go on top of the standard features on all Outlanders, including fog lights, LED tail lights, keyless entry, push-button start, auto lights and wipers and dual-zone auto climate control.

Safety-wise, all models get seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC), hill-start assist, a Rest Reminder and ISOFIX child seat mounts on the second row, with the 2.4 also receiving auto brake hold. With the 2.4 now locally-assembled, it now gets a wide-angle dash cam (170-degree view) as well, previously reserved for the 2.0.

Colour options for the 2.4 are now identical to the 2.0, with Ruby Black (available only on the PHEV model in other countries) joining Red Metallic and Solar White, and Grey Metallic dropped from the list. You can read our review of the CBU model here, and you can also browse full specifications and equipment and get the best deals on a new car on CarBase.my.


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