BUILT on a new platform designed to enhance driving dynamics and responsiveness, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander offers significant refinement and capability, with an expanded array of driver assistance and safety systems.
Covered by the brand’s 10/10 warranty, it’s scheduled to launch in November of this year. Prices will start from $34,490 plus on-roads for the 2WD 5-seat ES, and an expanded range now features a variety of 2WD and AWD offerings, in both five and seven seats.
The Exceed Touring, which adds two tone paint, two tone leather interior and driver and front passenger seat massage function, now represents the pinnacle model. It’s priced at $49,990 plus on-roads.
Mitsubishi’s all-new flagship boasts a newly developed platform and powertrain, bold and distinctive exterior styling and a refined and serene interior with high-end finishes and thoughtful engineering touches throughout.
A new hot stamped ultra-high tensile-strength steel platform provides a 33 per cent increase in torsional rigidity over the previous model. Other strength optimisation and mass reduction strategies include the extensive use of aluminium components.
The Outlander also features more standard driver connectivity and driver assistance features and a re-engineered, upgraded version of the brand’s signature Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system.
The 2022 Outlander was crafted under the design language of “I-Fu-Do-Do”, which means “authentic and majestic” in Japanese. This design ethos is reflected in the vehicle’s proportions, muscular fenders and its next-generation “Dynamic Shield” grille.
Standard 18-inch or 20-inch wheels, depending on the model, add a robust presence that emphasises strength and security. Inside, the Outlander offers third-row seating as standard in all models LS and above.
All 2022 Outlanders offer more technology and connectivity than any previous Mitsubishi model, with Apple CarPlay (wireless) and Android Auto (wired) integration as standard. Wireless smartphone charging is standard on LS models and above.
A 9.0-inch infotainment centre touchscreen is standard on all models. ES and LS models also have 7.0-inch colour multi-information display in the instrument cluster, with a 12.3-inch full colour digital instrument cluster standard on ASPIRE and above.
A 10-speaker BOSE premium audio system is also standard on EXCEED models. Additionally, a 10.8-inch head-up display is standard on ASPIRE models and above.
Powering the new Outlander is a newly developed 2.5-litre, four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shift enabled Sport mode to access 8 pre-set gear ratios.
Additionally, a new ‘drive by wire’ transmission shifter combined with new CVT control logic, delivers a more direct shift operation and a more ‘natural’ automatic transmission-like feel under large throttle inputs.
The re-engineered S-AWC system includes enhanced active yaw control, now including rear wheel brake control for independent control of all four wheels, and the evolution of 4WD control via a new hydraulically activated direct coupling device.
Mitsubishi’s unique tuning of the system draws on many decades of advanced 4WD systems development to provide greater driving confidence with predictable dynamic behaviours.
The 2022 Outlander comes in White, Sterling Silver, Titanium, Cosmic Blue, White Diamond, Black Diamond, and Red Diamond for all variants except the Exceed Tourer. It comes in (roof/body) Deep Bronze/Black Diamond or Black Mica/White Diamond.