Redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander debuts in first-of-its-kind fashion via Amazon
The Mitsubishi Outlander is far more popular in other parts of the world than it is in the U.S. If there's one thing Americans love, it's Amazon. Mitsubishi has taken advantage of Amazon's popularity and used the company's Amazon Live streaming platform to debut the beefier 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.
The automaker is calling the new, fourth-generation Outlander the "best-equipped, most thoughtfully engineered vehicle" the company has ever developed.
"Based on the product concept 'I-Fu-Do-Do,' which means authentic and majestic in Japanese, the all-new Outlander has been crafted into a reliable SUV with significantly upgraded styling, road performance, and a high-quality feel to satisfy the needs of customers who want to expand their horizons and take on challenges of every kind," said Takao Kato, chief executive officer of MMC. "With the launch of the all-new Outlander, we will first expand our sales in the North American market and then aim for global growth."
The face of the Outlander is all-new. It features the company's next-generation Dynamic Shield design language, which is translated in to muscular fenders, athletic proportions, and available 20-inch wheels.
Mitsubishi underpins the Outlander with a new platform. The three-row SUV seven-seater is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and comes with available all-wheel drive (two-wheel drive is standard). A new drive mode selector allows the driver to select from six distinct settings, including Eco, Snow, and Normal, that allow for better on- and off-road performance.
Standard equipment on the 2022 Outlander includes Bluetooth, USB-A and USB-C charge ports, and 18-inch wheels.
Mitsubishi has given the model an available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 9-inch infotainment touch screen, and wireless device charging pad. The car's infotainment operating system is Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay compatible. Additional options include Mitsubishi's MI-PILOT Assist driver assistance system with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, semi-aniline leather seating, integrated navigation, a 10.8-inch full-color head-up display, heated steering wheel, heated seats, dual- and tri-zone automatic climate control, heated rear outboard seats, a sunroof, the Mitsubishi Connect smart-car system, and a 10-speaker Bose audio system.
Pricing for the revised Outlander starts at $25,795. Full pricing and packaging details will be made available at a later date. Expect an announcement about the Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi's plug-in hybrid electric version of the SUV to be forthcoming.
The flagship SUV will go on sale in North America first, in April 2021. Availability in global markets will follow.
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