Advanced Safety Features & High-performance 4WD Drivetrain
The new Outlander is the first MMC model to employ the company's "e-Assist" advanced safety technology. Comprising the three functions detailed below, e-Assist supports safer and stress-free driving.
- Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) automatically helps avoid a collision with the vehicle ahead or reduce impact damage in the event of a collision.
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDW) alerts the driver when the vehicle starts to drift from its lane, aiding driver concentration.
- Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACC) automatically maintains a driver-adjustable distance with the vehicle in front, reducing the chance of a collision if the vehicle in front suddenly stops.
- For greater safety, all models in the new Outlander series come standard with seven SRS airbags and with Active Stability Control which stabilizes the movement of the Outlander when it senses the vehicle is starting to skid.
- 4WD models use the latest version of MMC's electronically controlled four-wheel drive system which allows the driver to select one of three modes for different road surface conditions. The 4WD system is now available with a new 4WD ECO mode which gives the driver optimum driving stability together with optimum fuel efficiency. Also available as a factory option on the new Outlander is MMC's S-AWC vehicle dynamics integrated control system which controls left/right wheel torque split to further improve handling and vehicle stability.
High Fuel Efficiency Technologies & Weight Reduction
All models in the new Outlander series are standardized with MMC eco-friendly technologies which promote smarter and more fuel-efficient driving. These include the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) idle-stop system, new MIVEC engines, an ECO Mode Switch and other fuel-efficiency improving technologies.
- In the search for even better fuel efficiency, the new Outlander also features lower aerodynamic drag and a significant reduction in vehicle weight.
- With the 2.0-liter 2WD model and the 2.4-liter 4WD models that are approximately 15 percent up to 22 percent respectively more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, the new Outlander offers a significant improvement in fuel efficiency while retaining its predecessor's outstanding driving performance. With 2WD and 4WD models returning 15.2 km/liter and 14.4 km/liter respectively, among the best in its class, the series achieves Japan's 2015 Fuel Efficiency Standards and means it also qualifies for eco-car subsidies to enjoy 50 percent reductions in acquisition tax and tonnage tax at the time of purchase.
Improved Overall Quality in Exterior & Interior Appearance and Ride
- The clean lines and smooth exterior styling serve to give the new Outlander a "refined" appearance.
- The interior design creates a sophisticated and comfortable occupant space using a dashboard with as few dividing lines as possible and with an ergonomically functional switch and control layout.
- To ensure that even with seven people on board all occupants can enjoy a comfortable and relaxing driving experience, the third-row seat has been made much more comfortable, noise levels have been reduced, ride comfort improved, and more small-item storage space provided. All models come standard with fully automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for driver and front passenger while a power tailgate is standard on the 24G Navi Package trim level.
- A black finish to the underside of the bumpers, wheel arches and side garnish creates a two-tone effect which gives expression to the powerful exterior design associated with the SUV genre.
- Outlander uses specifically-designed 18-inch alloy wheels that reflect power and sportiness with a two-tone machined and lustrous surface finish.
- The Outlander is available in a range of seven body colors, including the new Quartz Brown Metallic. This joins White Pearl, Black Mica, Titanium Red Metallic, Cosmic Blue Mica, Red Metallic and Cool Silver Metallic.
The new-look Outlander features a high-quality and sporty interior design creating an elegant and composed interior space.
- Fabric seats use a new cloth design and in addition the driver and passenger seat sides now use accent stitching and the firmness of the seat cushioning has been optimized.
- The steering wheel uses a quality leather cover and the grip has been redesigned. The wheel boss features chrome Mitsubishi Three Diamond logo in the center with piano black and chrome ornamentation below it.
- The instrument cluster hood now features black accent stitching and on leather trim models the dashboard and door trim use an ebony wood grain-like effect ornamentation panels.
- The new Outlander shows an evolution in its seating which allows the user to tailor the seating layout more flexibly and easily to passenger and luggage requirements. The 60/40-split second row seats use a new double-action folding mechanism which allows the user to raise the seat cushion and fold the seat back forward with much less effort. The third-row seat now uses a 50/50-split design and a "one-touch tilt down" mechanism which allows the seat to be lowered simply by folding the seat back forward. With the second and third-row seats folded away, these changes give a luggage compartment length of 1685 mm, or 335 mm longer than its predecessor.
- The third-row seat is wider and offers more leg room and comfort. 120 mm wider than on its predecessor, the seat now uses a 4-step reclining mechanism. The second-row seats, meanwhile, feature a slide travel of 250 mm, providing more legroom for third- row seat occupants and easier access to the third-row seat.
4WD models are powered by the 4J12 2.4-liter MIVEC engine while 2WD models are used the 4J11 2.0-liter MIVEC engine. The latest MIVEC system continuously regulates intake valve lift height as well as opening and closing timing, thus allowing these SOHC engines to deliver virtually the same motive performance as the 4B11 and 4B12 DOHC engines which powered the current Outlander while achieving better fuel economy.
The new Outlander now comes with the ECO Drive Assist Display which allows the driver to actually see the results of more fuel-efficient vehicle operation. The system encourages drivers to operate the new Outlander fuel efficiently by displaying a real-time bar graph in the Multi-information Display which shows how economically they are operating their new Outlander, the ECO Score five-leaf gauge which rates their overall economy performance, and the AS&G Monitor displays the cumulative time the idle-stop system has been activated.
The electronically-controlled 4WD system allows the driver to operate their Outlander with reassurance and comfort under almost any road surface condition. The driver can select between three operating modes: 4WD ECO, 4WD AUTO and 4WD LOCK. Replacing the 2WD mode on the previous Outlander, the 4WD ECO mode automatically switches between 2WD and 4WD drive to match road surface and driving conditions and delivers high fuel efficiency and high driving stability at the same time.
The new Outlander's chassis has been developed to retain the outstanding traveling performance, handling and stability of its predecessor while raising the bar in terms of ride comfort and NVH performance. In the front suspension, careful tuning of the springs, shock absorbers and other parameters has resulted in a gentler ride over expressway on-off ramps. The rear multi-link arrangement features redesigned arms to reduce weight while reduction of the unsprung weight has improved handling and stability as well as ride comfort.
All models ride as standard on 18-inch alloy wheels, each 0.6 kg lighter than on the predecessor, and fitted with 225/55R18 tires.To give added reassurance, all models come with Hill Start Assist, which stops the vehicle rolling back when moving off on an upward gradient; Brake Assist, which boosts braking pressure in emergency braking situations; and an Emergency Stop Signal.
All models come standard with Active Stability Control which helps prevent and reduce skidding resulting from sudden steering inputs or maneuvers on slippery surfaces by controlling engine output and braking pressure at each wheel.
The hydraulic power steering system on the previous Outlander has been replaced by one using an electric motor, achieving an improvement in fuel economy. Telescopic and tilt steering column adjustment allows the driver to set up the proper driving position more easily.
All models in the new Outlander series come standard with a total of seven SRS airbags: driver and front passenger airbags, side and curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver. The addition of a subframe and more structural reinforcements shows an evolution in the performance of the RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) safety body. Together, these safety features provide enhanced occupant protection in the event of a collision.
Utility / Equipment & Trim
A power tailgate which makes it easier to load and unload luggage is standard on the 24G Navi Package. Operation of a button on the keyless operation keyfob or switch in the driver's door causes the tailgate to open or close automatically. For added safety, a reversing mechanism stops the tailgate from closing when it detects an obstruction.
All models come standard with a keyless operation system which, with the keyfob in pocket or handbag, allows the driver to operate the car locks simply by pressing the door or tailgate switch and also to start or stop the engine by pressing the engine button. The new Outlander is the first MMC model to use fully automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for driver and front passenger.
The new Outlander uses MMC's own ETACS (Electronics Time and Alarm Control System) electronics control system to enhance car journey comfort by automatically controlling operation of the headlamps, wipers, door mirrors and other equipment.
The new Outlander shows an evolution in the ease of use of the already comprehensive provision of small item storage space seen in its predecessor. For added convenience the front passenger glove box now uses a double-compartment design and has internal illumination. For added comfort the third-row seat is now provided with storage spaces and cup/drink holders on both sides. The luggage compartment now comes with a 16.5-liter floor box, facilitating handling of luggage.