Mitsubishi reveals 2013 Outlander crossover SUV

Andross Moonah - CAP staff
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Mitsubishi's Outlander is a crossover sport utility vehicle currently in its second generation. Available with two- or three-row seating and front- or all-wheel drive, the Outlander currently competes with other such crossovers as the Toyota Rav4 and the Mazda CX-7. The third-generation Outlander was recently revealed at this month's Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the current model, which was introduced back in 2005.

The broad, yet sleek body of the 2013 Outlander features Super-HID "Wide Vision" xenon headlights which are claimed to be approximately 1.4 times more powerful than conventional HID headlights. Overall, the appearance of the new Outlander is faithful to the Concept PX-MiEV and Concept PX-MiEV II concept cars shown in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

Interior trim includes wood and silver-coloured accents, black appliques, soft-touch finishes and padded surfaces. There's a centrally-located display screen on the front of the dashboard, and seating for five occupants in two-row trim or seven occupants in three-row trim.

Although powertrain details of the Canadian version of the 2013 Outlander were not divulged, Mitsubishi will introduce a pair of engines for the European market, both of which would likely be well-received by Canadian buyers. The duo includes a 2.0-litre gasoline engine with 150 horsepower, and a 2.2-litre diesel that also generates 150 horsepower. Powertrain features that certainly will appear in Canadian-market 2013 Outlanders include all-wheel-drive, a new six-speed automatic transmission and a new "Automatic Stop and Go" system which temporarily shuts off the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a stop.

Mitsubishi also plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of its new Outlander, further improving the marketability of this new crossover. Other technologies available for the 2013 Outlander include adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system and a lane departure warning system.

The new Outlander will first be available in Russia this summer, with European, Japanese, Australasian, Chinese and North American debuts following later.

©(Copyright Canadian Auto Press)

Topics: Crossover, Mitsubishi, 2013, Outlander,

Organizations: Mitsubishi

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