One of the best looking cars from the Mitsuvishi stable gets a complete overhaul. Unveiled at the ongoing Los Angeles, the 2014 Outlander is a completely new car inside and out.
Gone are the car-like aesthetics as they make way for a more upright and butch exterior. Of course, a very strong family resemblance remains, there are a few bits and pieces on there that remind you of the larger Montero.
Since this is a ground-up overhaul, they've managed to lob off nearly 100kg off the kerb weight of the car, making it one of the lighter cars in its segment. Inside, soft touch plastics have made an invasion into this seven-seater and the whole interior is of much higher quality than the outgoing model.
The outlander comes packed with all sorts of tech including a camera based lane departure warning system and a power opening and closing tail-gate among the usual slew of safety and convenience features.
Powering the Outlander, for the US market, are a pair of petrol engines. A 2.4-litre four-pot mated to a CVT transmission or a 3.0-litre V6 engine mated to a 6-speed auto are available. If and when this makes it here, expect either a smaller petrol engine like a 2.0-litre unit or a diesel plonked under the hood of the car.
Apart from the Outlander, they've brought in a few special edition cars to celebrate 30 years of Mistubishi presence in the US market.