Autoworld News: Another new Mitsubishi Outlander, now with a turbocharged engine

In some places, the latest generation crossover also featured a larger multimedia system tablet. A new market for such an SUV will begin to develop in the near future.

Mitsubishi will have a new Outlander with a turbo engine

The fourth-generation Mitsubishi Outlander cross celebrated its world premiere at the beginning of last year. Today, a new model is available in the United States, Japan, Australia and some Latin American countries. And soon the new SUV will start in China: there, buyers will be offered locally produced cars, production was established at the plant of the joint venture Mitsubishi and GAC. As usual, the “heavenly” version turned out to have its own characteristics.

The new Outlander, we recall, shares the “trolley” CMF-C/D with the Nissan Rogue/X-Trail. Externally intended for China, the Mitsubishi crossover repeated the global SUV, the dimensions are also the same: length – 4710 mm, width – 1862 mm, height – 1740/1745 mm (depending on the version), the wheelbase is 2706 mm . On the Celestial Empire, the model provides 18- or 20-inch wheels.

The interior is also generally the same as that of the “world” Outlander, with the exception of the multimedia system: the Chinese version has a 10.25-inch tablet, and there are no washers, and the “accessory” keys located on the screen housing they became touch-sensitive (in other countries multimedia with a maximum of 9-inch screen, “twists” and physical buttons). The list of equipment also includes a head-up display (10.8 inches), a virtual “computer” (12.3 inches), a panoramic sunroof and many assistants. The model is available with a seven-seater interior.

The main difference between the Chinese Mitsubishi Outlander and others is the engine. So, if in other markets a new generation crossover occurs only with “aspirated” (including a rechargeable PHEV hybrid), then in the Celestial Empire the model received a 4B40 1.5 gasoline “turbo four”. A similar engine is also provided for the newer Eclipse Cross SUV, but the Outlander has brand weight in the form of a 48-volt starter generator, as well as increased power: 215 hp. and 280 Nm (in the local Eclipse Cross, the turbo engine produces 170 hp and 250 Nm). The turbo engine is exclusively combined with a variator, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

In China, orders for the new Mitsubishi Outlander will begin to be accepted on September 30 and the crossover will go on sale before the end of this year. It is possible that after the “blue” SUV, the model will be equipped with a turbo engine in other countries.

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