In mid-February, the Japanese presented a new 4-generation Mitsubishi Outlander crossover. The start of sales of the novelty in the States is scheduled for April 2021, but such a car will not appear in Azerbaijan until 2022.
Externally, the new body of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 model year has become noticeably larger and more solid than its predecessor. Although the design of the car is made in the current corporate style “Dynamic Front Shield”, it has nothing in common with the car of the previous generation. Here is a massive front end with head optics registered in the front bumper and narrow DRL stripes at the hood level.
The car has a flat roof with a small spoiler-visor, unusual stampings on the sidewalls, the shape of the windows in the rear pillars has completely changed, as well as the design of the stern with original narrow horizontal lamps. The maximum available rim diameter is 20 inches, the range of available shades includes eight colors.
The interior of the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 has also been completely transformed, with the company emphasizing the use of higher quality materials in the decoration. The front panel draws attention to the horizontal section with integrated air ducts, a flatbed 9.0-inch screen of the multimedia system with analog rotors and a traditional climate control unit.
Basic tidy comes with analog scales, and expensive configurations boast an electronic instrument panel 12.3 ″. Also, a 10.8-inch head-up display was prepared for the model, plus three-zone climate control, semi-aniline leather upholstery with diamond stitching and a Bose audio system with ten speakers appear in the equipment of the top versions.
On North American spec cars, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander comes standard with a third row of seats, although other markets will likely offer it as an option. At the same time, the middle row comes with a longitudinal adjustment and a division of the backrest in a ratio of 40:20:40. Plus, overseas, side airbags and a central airbag between the front seats are already provided in the base, designed to protect the driver and front passenger from hitting each other.
The SUV is based on the CMF-C / D platform of the Renault-Nissan alliance with a multi-link rear suspension and a similar body structure with a high proportion of ultra-high-strength steels. The overall length of the Mitsubishi Outlander 4 in the new body is 4,709 mm, the wheelbase is 2,705, the width is 1,862, the height is 1,748. Due to the increased dimensions at the feet of the front and rear passengers, it was possible to carve out an average increase of 2.5 cm …
Under the hood, there is a 2.5-liter aspirated gasoline engine with a capacity of 184 hp. (245 Nm), which is mated to a Jatco CVT with eight virtual gears. The drive can be front, or full – with a clutch on the rear axle. Although the latter has the brand name S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control), in fact, the whole car is technically unified with the previously presented Nissan Rouge 3 (under this name the X-Trail is sold in the States).
It is reported that engineers from Mitsubishi nevertheless made some changes to the chassis settings, and also prepared an electronic Brake AYC (Active Yaw Control) system for the model, which, with the help of standard brakes, allows you to control the thrust vector (even works on front-wheel drives). On the central tunnel of the crossover there is a washer for switching driving modes: Eco, Normal, Tarmac (sports), Gravel, Snow and Mud (only for AWD).
Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 also received adaptive cruise control MI-Pilot Assist with the function of keeping the car in the occupied lane, but in fact it is an analogue of the Nissan ProPilot system. In the future, the SUV will acquire a hybrid modification of the PHEV, which will then, in turn, become available for the X-trail soplatform.