The Mitsubishi Outlander range is now completely locally-assembled and is available in two flavours, the 2.0 (RM140k) and 2.4 (RM155k). What we have here is the 2.4 CKD, which is cheaper by RM16,000 over the CBU model it replaces. As usual, the seven-seater SUV comes with a five-year/100,000 km warranty.

Under the bonnet is the same 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 167 PS at 6,000 rm and 222 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm. It’s paired to 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 kit count here remains largely unchanged – LED headlights, paddle shifters, powered sunroof, electric parking brake, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a powered tailgate remain, as per the CBU unit. Also on are fog lights (halogen), LED combination tail lights, keyless entry, push-button start, auto lights and wipers and dual-zone auto climate control.

The 2.4 can be differentiated visually by the new 18-inch eight-spoke two-tone alloy design (the previous design is available on the 2.0) and a tailgate spoiler. New to it is the 2-DIN head unit (shared with the 2.0) with a seven-inch touchscreen, supporting Apple CarPlay and Air Gesture Control as well. A 360-degree surround-view monitor has also been added for good measure.

For colours, the 2.4 can be had in the same exact palette as the 2.0, beginning with the Ruby Black (available only on the PHEV model in other countries), Red Metallic and Solar White. The Grey Metallic paint option has been dropped from the list. You can read our review of the CBU model here, and browse the full specifications and equipment as well as get the best deals on a new car on CarBase.my.