Mitsubishi's all-new 2013 Outlander is now on sale in Australia, following its local unveiling at last month's Australian International Motor Show.
The range opens with the ES grade, featuring a five-speed manual, front-wheel-drive and a 2.0 litre petrol engine. At the head of the family is the $45,490 Aspire 2.2 litre six-speed automatic diesel.
Depending on specification, the 2013 Outlander range offers three engine choices, front- and all-wheel-drive layouts, and five-speed manual, six-speed automatic or CVT automatic transmissions.
A 2.2 litre turbodiesel four-cylinder is available with 4WD LS and Aspire models, matched to a six-speed automatic.
Power for the diesel is listed at 110kW, and Mitsubishi claims fuel consumption figures at 5.8 l/100km.
The 110kW 2.0 litre petrol is available with a five speed manual or CVT. The petrol engine lists 7.0 l/100km in manual form, and 6.6 l/100km with the CVT.
A 2.4 litre is also available on the 4WD ES and Aspire mated to the CVT, with a claimed fuel figure of 7.5 l/100km.
Mitsubishi says the new Outlander's lighter body-weight of 1610kg and improved aerodynamics have helped improve fuel economy across the range.
Towing capacity for the petrol is 1600kg while the diesel ups the ante to 2000kg.
The Outlander's ECO Drive informs the driver when they are driving at maximum efficiency. Switching to ECO mode also sets the car to save energy, tweaking the air-conditioning and four-wheel drive systems.
Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity with voice control is standard across the range, as is climate control air-conditioning and cruise control.
All Outlanders are fitted with seven airbags, including knee bags. Active stability control, ABS and EBD, reverse parking sensors and hill start assist are also standard.
The ES comes with a single CD audio system with steering wheel controls, leather steering wheel and shifter.
The entry-level two-wheel-drive Outlander sits on 16-inch steel wheels and has auto-folding mirrors and five seats.
Four-wheel drive is available on the ES 2.4 litre.
The LS adds a third row of seats for a total of seven, along with 16-inch alloys, front fog lamps, dual zone climate control and a 6.1-inch LCD display for the audio system.
The LS also gains a rear parking camera and four-wheel drive.
The Aspire adds 18-inch wheels, chrome accents on the door handles inside and out, rain sensing wipers, keyless start, leather interior and heated front seats.
The Premium Pack ($5500), only available on the Aspire trim, level adds Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCS) which automatically brakes the car if the sensors detect an obstacle in its path.
Active Cruise Control is also part of the Premium option, replacing the traditional cruise control.
On top of the extra safety features, the Premium Pack also adds a 7-inch touch screen and a Rockford Fosgate Premium nine-speaker sound system.
- Outlander ES 2.0 litre petrol manual 2WD - $28,990
- Outlander ES 2.0 litre petrol CVT 2WD - $31,240
- Outlander ES 2.4 litre petrol CVT 4WD
- Outlander LS 2.0 litre petrol CVT 2WD - $34,990
- Outlander LS 2.4 litre petrol CVT 4WD - $38,990
- Outlander LS 2.2 litre diesel automatic 4WD - $40,990
- Outlander Aspire 2.4 litre petrol CVT 4WD - $43,490
- Outlander Aspire 2.2 litre diesel automatic 4WD - $45,490