the old and the new pictured above
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil its next-generation Outlander SUV for the first time in Asia at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition*1 (Auto China 2012) which runs from 23 April to 2 May 2012.
Harmonizing environmental performance and a variety of new safety features with a refined appearance, the new Outlander embodies two major pillars to MMC’s product strategy outlined in its JUMP 2013 mid-term business plan: global strategic models focused on emerging markets and environmental initiatives.
*1: http://www.china-autoshow.com/2010bjx/en/ (English)
Also on display on the Mitsubishi Motors booth will be the upcoming 2013 ASX*2 compact SUV. With demand for SUVs growing fast in China, MMC plans to boost its supply of SUVs through local production of the 2013 ASX, sometime during fiscal 2012.
MMC’s show line-up of ten models (eight on Press Days) will also include the Pajero, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, and the Pajero Sport which was launched in the Chinese market in 2011.
*2: RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets
New Outlander: Product Features
The new Outlander to be unveiled for the first time in Asia at Auto China 2012 features outstanding environmental performance, returning fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels which will be among the best in its class. Other features distinguishing the new Outlander include outstanding safety performance, stemming from the adoption of advanced safety technology, and a high-quality and user-friendly interior.
The new Outlander will be launched first in Russia this summer, after which it will be rolled out in Europe, Japan, China, Oceania, North America and other global markets. MMC plans to bring the new model to market in China during fiscal 2012.
(1) Outstanding environmental performance with fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels among best in class
- The China-market Outlander will be offered with either the 4J11 2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder 16-valve SOHC MIVEC*3 or the 4J12 2.4-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve SOHC MIVEC engines which both employ the all-new and improved version of the MIVEC variable valve train.
- Body structure optimization and more extensive use of high-tensile strength steel panels mean that the new Outlander weighs less than the current model and together with improved aerodynamics this helps it to deliver a level of environmental performance which is among the best in its class.
- Furthermore, the new Outlander will be equipped with an “eco-friendly driving system” that notifies the driver when he or she is driving at maximum efficiency. With this system, the driver can choose to drive at maximum e