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Mitsubishi Outlander’s new safety tech undermined by low-grip tyres and airbag fault
15 Sep 2017
TOUTED as ‘the car designed by fleet managers’, the Mitsubishi Outlander LS Safety Pack essentially bolts on a suite of active safety and driver assistance tech to an automatic version of the base variant, in return for a $1500 price premium.
It makes sense to provide as much workplace safety as possible for people whose offices have four wheels.
Democratising this potentially life-saving technology also makes sense for the family buyers who are increasingly attracted to mid-size SUVs.
For Mitsubishi, this appears to have been a successful strategy because at the time of writing Outlander sales were up 41.1 per cent against a segment that grew 19.7 per cent in the same timeframe, putting it comfortably in Australia’s top five most popular medium SUVs.
It may be an uninspiring way to travel, but this Outlander does strike a strong balance of practicality and value for money.
Model release date: 1 September 2016
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