Mitsu lops R50 000 off Outlander
R50 000 DISCOUNT: Same engine, same looks but no sunroof, leather bits, hill-helper or Rockford audio.
Mitsubishi SA has launched a lower-priced GLX version of its Outlander SUV (in exchange for missing out on a few things).
Price: R349 900. It comes with an electronic multi-select AWD system giving on-demand rear two-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or all-wheel with two differential locks.
Ground clearance is 215mm.
HELPING WITH VOLUME
Mitsubishi SA’s marketing manager Braam Faul: “The Outlander is an important member of our product line-up in terms of size and price, hence the decision to extend the range with a GLX derivative to join the GLS.
“We see the GLX as contributing to our volume growth.”
The GLX comes with rear parking radar, keyless entry and ignition, power external mirrors, stability control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake pressure distribution and six air bags.
The Outlander GLS, at R399 900, adds a sunroof, hill-start help, leather upholstery trim and a Rockford Fosgate audio system with nine speakers, CD/MP3 player and a six-CD auto-changer.
Each version has a 2.4-litre 125kW/226Nm petrol engine and a continuously variable auto transmission with “sport” mode and is sold with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and three-year or 60 000km maintenance plan. Service intervals 15 000km.
The current Outlander is close to run-out with an all-new range expected in South Africa late 2013.