Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Mitsu's 'more purposeful' Outlander in SA

2015-03-10 13:22

UPDATED OUTLANDER ARRIVES: Mitsubishi’s updated Outlander has arrived in South Africa sporting a design tweaks throughout. Image: Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi's Outlander receives an update for the 2015 model year with "mechanical and cosmetic adjustments" and one model choice - the 2.4 GLS Exceed.

The automaker says its premium mid-sized SUV now looks "more purposeful" with a re-designed grille, a black below-grille area and chromed edges for the front fog lights. Shiny roof rails and belly plates have been "off-set" by black wheel arches.

Under-floor space now exists in the boot; it doubles as parking for the removable boot-space cover when all seven seats are erect.


Its constantly-variable transmission has been revised to, the automaker claims, reduce fuel consumption and a wider-spectrum lock-up range makes things quieter with more "gear" slots on the transmission - or when manual changes are selected by the paddle shifters.

Mitsubishi's 2.4-litre DOHC MIVEC petrol remains, along with a claimed fuel-consumption of 8.2 litres/100 km (under ideal conditions). The all-wheel drive still has Mitsubishi's three-choice Multi-Select AWD. Ground clearance is 190mm.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2015 Outlander continues with a high level of standard spec.

Highlights include:

Hands-free Bluetooth, powered tail hatch, reversing camera/parking sensors, radio/CD/MP3/USB audio system with touchscreen control and an entertainment system for rear passengers, keyless operation, leather upholstery, heatable front seats, power driver's seat, dual-zone auto aircon, cruise control, multi-info trip computer, automatic lights and rain sensors, a powered electric glass sunroof and 18" alloy rims.

The Outlander has a five-star Euro NCAP crash-protection rating.

PRICE AND WARRANTY: The 2015 Outlander 2.4 GLS Exceed retails for R439 900 (inc VAT), delivered with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan. Service intervals 15 000 km.

Read more on:    mitsubishi  |  new models  |  suv

Inside Wheels24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.