Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review
Mitsubishi is not a new name in the global auto market. This Japanese automaker launched a compact crossover in the year 2001 with the name of Airtrek. This drive was designed on the platform of Mitsubishi ASX concept which was showcased in the same year at North American International Auto show. The drive is also known as Outlander in some countries including Indonesia. The sports version of this drive – Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, is a very popular drive among the Indonesians due to its sumptuous features, power packed engine and advanced features. The latest version of this drive has arrived with numerous features and efficiency than its earlier versions.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is offered in 3 trims – ES, SE and GT. The ES and SE trims are available in 2.0-litre engine which knocks out a peak power measuring 148 hp at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque counting to 197 Nm at 4200 rpm. The ES and GT trims are packed with a 2.4-litre powerhouse which shows a maximum power of 168 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 226 Nm at 4200 rpm. The 2.0-litre engine is capable of giving a fuel efficiency of 11.8 kmpl in standard conditions. This engine also shows a decent acceleration and pick up by running from a standstill position to 100 kmph in 11 seconds with a peak speed of 195 kmph.
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport possesses decent overall dimensions which qualify the car as a dedicated subcompact. The front fascia bears a resemblance to the larger Outlander while measuring 4295 mm x 1770 mm x 1625 mm (L x W x H) along with wheelbase counting to 2670 mm. The new Outlander Sport is complemented by new 18-inch wheels which enhance the exterior and also ensure road-hugging grip. The intelligently carved bonnets with stunning headlamps and fog lamps make a striking presence on the road. The side profile is decently crafted with crisp body lines and pronounced fenders.
The spacious interiors of this Mitsubishi compact SUV are designed keeping the comfort and convenience of the occupants in mind. The premium upholstery on the seats makes it look sporty and elegant while offering more comfort during the drives. The front seats with a heating function to keep them warm during cold weather is also offered in high-end trims. The intelligently designed dashboard is well equipped with the instrument panel. There are tilt and telescopic steering wheel, leather wrapped steering and gearshift knob, carpeted floor mats and carbon design audio panel as standard features. To make your drive fun and entertaining, there is an advanced infotainment system comprising a 6.1-inch touch screen for navigation, Digital HD Radio, 140-watt AM/FM, CD player, MP3 and 4 speakers. Along with these features, Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity are also offered in this car. The boot space offered in this family drive is 614-litres which can be expanded by split folding the 3 rear seats in 60/40 ratio.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
The Japanese manufacturer has taken good care of safety and security of the occupants and the drive in best ways. The Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction is capable of absorbing the impact energy while protecting the passengers from any fatal injuries. A total of 7 airbags including dual front, side, and curtain and driver knee side are plotted in this compact SUV for optimum protection. The rear-view camera system of this Mitsubishi drive makes it convenient for the driver to park it. With these features, there is also anti-theft alarm system which keeps the vehicle protected against any theft. Anti-Lock Braking System and Active Stability Control keep the vehicle under control while driving on elevated speeds.
This sporty drive possesses fine styling at exterior and interior both. The sporty structure with similar features and a choice from 2 power packed engine make this drive very desirable.