Taking forward its ‘Solid-Safe-Simple’ design concept, Mitsubishi is all set to unveil its third generation Outlander at the Geneva Motor Show.
Coined as the New Generation Outlander, the company has developed a versatile global vehicle to match up with today’s times. The Japanese carmaker has already revealed the car ahead of the Geneva show.
Similar in size to the existing one, the new Outlander follows the same uncluttered look. The all-new Outlander is packaged with high grade materials like padded surfaces and soft-touch finish. The dashboard is fresh to look at with ergonomic steering wheel controls as well as high-resolution and easy-to-read instrument displays. On offer will be a choice of two low impact engines 2WD or 4WD: 2.0 I MIVEC petrol or 2.2 MIVEC Clean Diesel (depending on market, model, engine and specifications) with Auto Stop & Go and an all-new 6-speed automatic gearbox.
After the unveiling in Geneva, the Next Generation Outlander will be launched first in Russia this summer, prior to European (late summer), Japanese, Oceania, Chinese and North American debuts.
For the record, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a crossover manufactured by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors and was originally known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek when it was introduced in Japan in 2001. It was based on the Mitsubishi ASX concept vehicle exhibited at the 2001 North American International Auto Show. The second generation of the vehicle was introduced in 2005 and it was then that all markets including Japan adopted the Outlander name.