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Mitsubishi’s Outlander gets ACTiV – again
Another ACTiV special-edition released as Mitsubishi aims to up Outlander sales
3 Jun 2011
MITSUBISHI has released another Outlander ACTiV special-edition, five versions of which are now available across the compact SUV range.
Initially limited to 1500 examples, Mitsubishi’s latest ACTiV special follows the release of ACTiV versions of the Lancer and Pajero in May 2010, when the latest in a succession of annual Outlander ACTiV models was also released.
This time the value-added ACTiV comes at no extra cost over 2WD, AWD, manual, automatic and seven-seat versions of the entry-level Outlander LS upon which it is based, meaning an unchanged starting price of $28,990.
Key additions include 18-inch alloy wheels, front foglights, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, an interior styling package, chromed grille surround, chromed exhaust outlet, roof-rail crossbars and, for 2WD models, climate-control air-conditioning and front-side and curtain airbags (which are already standard on AWD models).
Left: Mitsubishi PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid crossover.
There are no changes to the base Outlander’s 125kW/226Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which continues to come with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The Outlander ACTiV is fitted with the same standard safety features as the LS, meaning ASC electronic stability control, ATC traction control, multi-mode ABS and electronic brake-force distribution.
It also comes with Mitsubishi’s five-year/130,000km vehicle warranty including roadside assist, plus a 10-year/160,000km powertrain warranty.
Outlander sales slid a substantial 48.9 per cent in May and stand 19.5 per cent down so far this year, despite the addition of the first sub-$30,000 version in the form of the front-wheel drive LS last October.
Mitsubishi has sold almost as many examples of its newer and smaller ASX city-SUV this year.
The current Outlander, which dates back to November 2006 but received a major Evo-style facelift in October 2009, will next year be replaced by an all-new model based on the PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid crossover, which will make its local debut at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne on July 1.
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