MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2012 – 2021

Mitsubishi Outlander is larger than average for its SUV class and can be ordered with five or seven seats. It’s been on sale Downunder since February 2003, in this Checkout we will cover models from January 2012 as these are noticeably more refined than earlier ones. On-road the Mitsubishi Outlander is capable and generally quiet and comfortable to ride in. Some owners complain about the amount of tyre noise on coarse-chip roads, others say they don’t really notice it. Styling was conservative in these 2012 Outlanders, that is until the… Read more

STOP-START OUTLANDER STILL SOMETHING TO ASPIRE TO

With pandemic, war and bad weather chipping away at our lifestyles, automobile manufacturers, with their reliance on semi-conductors, have suffered more than most industries. Mitsubishi is no exception and with shrinking supplies of tech equipment for its best-selling Outlander SUV, and increasing material, manufacturing and logistic costs, has reduced variants’ standard specification for a 22.5 model year. For example, with the mid-range Aspire model (the test vehicle) has a full digital driver display, has gone back to the seven-inch multi-information display, replacing the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, the maker says,… Read more

UPDATES TO MITSUBISHI TRITON UTILITY

Mitsubishi has provided details of what it calls the “22.5 Model Year” update of its Triton pickup range. The range-topping Mitsubishi Triton GSR dual-cab pickup adopts the high-end smartphone link Display Audio system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, six speakers, digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity with voice control and audio streaming This high-end system also features the Multi Around Monitor, which provides a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the vehicle to assist maneuvering, and an HDMI port for additional connectivity. MiDisplay audio system with smartphone connectivity now featured on diesel Cab-Chassis and… Read more

MITSUBISHI CHALLENGER 2009 – 2015

Mitsubishi launched its Challenger in Australia in 1996. It was a seriously tough vehicle, virtually a Triton pickup with a wagon body that was very good off-road, though often on the harsh side in daily road driving. It became smoother as gradual changes were made. The all-new Challenger of 2009, while still based on the pickup, is more sophisticated and modified to suit family SUV buyers. Testing and tuning of the Challenger was done by Mitsubishi in Australia to suit our local driving conditions as well as the preferences of… Read more

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS PHEV EXCEED

Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid Outlander has been around for going on 10 years. The plug-in version of Eclipse Cross was launched just six months ago. It’s underpinned by the same hybrid setup as the Outlander. It offers the same 55km of electric-only range – but it has the advantage of being smaller and nippier. Eclipse Cross sits between Mitsubishi ASX and Outlander in size. STYLING The Eclipse has grown in size and now offers a pleasant, comfortable cabin with room for five, plus more rear legroom and a bigger boot than… Read more

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER HAS RECEIVED A 5-STAR SAFETY RATING

ANCAP has given all 2.5-litre petrol variants of the Mitsubishi Outlander a 5-star safety rating, saying it meets the required thresholds across all four key areas of assessment. The Mitsubishi Outlander performed well in adult occupant protection tests, with full marks awarded in the side impact and oblique pole tests. Protection offered in the frontal offset (MPDB) and full width tests showed mostly adequate to good results, with some marginal readings recorded. The Outlander is fitted with a centre airbag, designed to reduce occupant to occupant injury in side impact… Read more

MITSUBISHI PAJERO SPORT GSR

Mitsubishi has launched an additional model in the Pajero Sport range, the GSR 4WD. It features black exterior and interior accents, with matching black 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear bumper garnish, radiator grille and roof rails. The Sport GSR is exclusively available in two colours – Black Mica and White Diamond, the latter featuring a black roof. Like other Pajero Sport 4WD models, the new GSR comes has Mitsubishi’s Super Select II 4WD system with has four drive modes: 2WD High Range, Full Time 4WD and High and Low… Read more

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER EXCEED

Mitsubishi’s Outlander is back, bigger and boofier than ever – but all is not quite as it seems because the latest Outlander hides a Nissan X-Trail, the first time the Japanese brand has released a badge-engineered car. By the same token, it has just as much in common with the Renault Koleos, which also shares the same platform. It’s all a reflection of the fact Mitsubishi is part of the Nissan- Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance and has been for a long time, although it rarely gets a mention. Outlander is priced from… Read more

MITSUBISHI VISION RALLIART CONCEPT

Under the theme of “The Next Era, The Next Adventure,” Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will unveil its Vision Ralliart Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022. Mitsubishi says, “Styling is given a premium look with impressive presence on the road. The exterior features bold, muscular styling created by the front and rear bumpers with functional beauty, and the large, widened front and rear over fenders. “The front grille with a radiator shutter and the large rear diffuser emphasises the sportiness of the model. The matte black body colour shows blue highlights… Read more

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS PHEV

  Mitsubishi is a long-time player in electric power in vehicles – to the extent that I was one of an Australian group that Mitsubishi flew to Japan in 2010 to drive the i-MiEV, its first electric vehicle. We didn’t just go to some sort of fancy high-tech facility, but also got to buy things at a shopping centre and have lunch at a cafe. Both of these locations had EV charging facilities. About a year later we drove the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in Australia when it was launched here. It… Read more