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The current Outlander gets a fillip ahead of the all-new model's year-end debut
7 Jun 2006
WITH the new Outlander here at the end of the year, Mitsubishi has given its current compact four-wheel drive wagon the last freshen up before the newcomer arrives.
The most significant change is the addition of a reversing camera to the multi-media navigation system currently fitted to the top-of-the-line VRX model, in keeping with demands by safety authorities that four-wheel drive wagons have reversing cameras.
At the same time carbon fibre-look trim has been added to the front and rear power window switch panels, so that they match the highlight panel on the dashboard.
The car's audio system has also been upgraded in the VR model.
Two additional speakers have been added, bring to six the number of speakers in the VR.
The model range remains unchanged, and is LS, VR and VRX.
Power remains the same with a 2.4 litre 16-valve four-cylinder MIVEC mated to a four-speed INVECS II “smart logic” automatic.
The auto boasts a sports mode, tiptronic style sequential shift.
The 2.4-litre engine develops 120kW at 5750 rpm and 220Nm 4000 rpm with 95 per cent of torque available at 2500rpm.
Drive is put to the ground through a full-time all-wheel drive system that is derived from the legendary Lancer Evolution, and incorporates a viscous coupling unit to transfer drive to the rear wheels.
Standard equipment includes dual front airbags, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, air conditioning, power steering, power windows on all doors, power external mirrors, and cruise control.
The colour palette has had one change, and incorporates white pearl, cool silver metallic, effect grey, electric blue, code red (new) and black mica.
Options include: side airbags (on LS and VR) $500 and dual sunroof (on VR and VRX) for $2000.
Prices remain unchanged at $29,990 for the LS, $35,990 for the VR and range topping VR-X at $40,240.
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