Mitsubishi India is currently rebuilding its SUV portfolio. The Japanese carmaker's current India portfolio includes the Pajero Sport and Montero. The company is set to add third SUV by re-launching Outlander in India. The company website listed new Outlander from August 2017 while there was no news about the launch date.
A report in Autocar claims Mitsubishi dealers will start accepting bookings for the Outlander from January 2018. Deliveries are expected to start in May and hence launch can be expected in March-April 2018. Information from dealers also say the price of the SUV will hover around Rs 29 lakh.
The India-spec model will be powered by petrol engine mated to 6-speed CVT transmission with paddle shifters. The 2.4-litre, four-cylinder mill is expected to deliver 169 hp and 225 Nm of torque. The new Outlander will also get Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) AWD system.
Outlander is currently in its third generation and had received an update in 2015 in line with the company's new design language. The large chrome overdosed grille is called Dynamic Shield and gives a pronouncing stance for the SUV. The headlights are LED projector units with separate LED daytime running strip. Mild cladding around the base, silver strip on the bottom of the doors and 18-inch alloy wheels are the attractions at sides. At the rear, boxy tailgate and subtle chrome accents surrounding at horizontally-positioned LED tail-lamps are the attractions.
According to the website, the SUV will be loaded with Rockford Fosgate audio system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless entry.
Mitsubishi India previously sold the second generation of the Outlander from 2008 with a facelift version in 2010. The company eventually pulled the plug on Outlander along with many other models.