ONGOING supply issues have forced Mitsubishi to change the specifications of its Outlander ES, LS and Aspire, and increase the price on the Exceed and Exceed Tourer grades, while not adding any additional features.
For the three lesser models, changes are believed to include switching the one-touch up and down windows to be available for the driver’s window only on the ES, while the powered tailgate has been removed on the LS.
The Outlander Aspire is said to have lost its 7.0-inch multi-function display, with analogue gauges replaces digital instrument cluster.
The changes are the result of ongoing supply constraints and increasing material, manufacturing and logistical costs, with Mitsubishi Motors Australia adjusting the Outlander from the 22.5 model year.
The decision was taken to optimise production and minimise supply delays for Outlander customers, and first arrivals of the altered range are expected in Australian showrooms from April, 2022.
“The Mitsubishi Outlander remains the best-equipped vehicle we have ever sold in Australia, boasting a newly developed platform and powertrain, bold and distinctive exterior styling and a refined interior with high-end finishes,” Mitsubishi Australia CEO Shaun Westcott said.
“These changes to 22.5MY Outlander specification ensure Mitsubishi Motors Australia can secure timely production in these popular grades for our dealer network and customers.”
Increased material, manufacturing and logistical costs have also resulted in a $500 price increase for the Outlander Exceed, and a $1000 price increase for the Exceed Tourer. These models are now priced from $48,490 and $50,990 respectively, plus on-roads.
The high-grade Outlander Exceed and flagship Exceed Tourer specifications remain unchanged. The 22.5 model year Outlander range retains its five-star ANCAP safety rating.