2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Remember when we said that the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II (worst name ever) shown in Tokyo was basically the next Mitsubishi Outlander? We weren't lying. The 2013 Outlander will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, and Mitsubishi has released the first photo of the new crossover. What's more, the fancy PX-MiEV II concept apparently wasn't a vaporware showcase; Mitsubishi says that a plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander will join the roster later in 2012.

The Euro-spec Outlander launches this summer with 2.0-liter gas and 2.2-liter turbodiesel power, three seating rows, and an eco-driving coach feature designed to help drivers eke out the best possible fuel economy. Furthermore, the diesel version will offer an automatic start-stop feature to help maximize efficiency and minimize emissions.

Available driver aids include Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control systems. There's not much else to tell right now, other than that Russia gets the new Outlander first, followed by a global rollout that includes North America. Follow the jump to read the press release, and click the image above to see a larger version.
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Mitsubishi Motors to début the all-new Outlander at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global début of the all-new Outlander at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show - which runs from 6 March through to 18 March 2012*. The new-generation Outlander was built to be eco-friendly and it accomplishes this with fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels that are among the best in its class. Also on display on the Mitsubishi Motors stand in a line up of 13 models (eight on the first Press Day) will be the MiEV House, a model for a near-future "EV (electric vehicle) lifestyle" that maximises household energy usage with the help of an EV, as well as the fast-selling ASX and other models currently on sale in Europe.

*For general show information, please visit http://www.salon-auto.ch/en/ (English)
In addition to its fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels, other features distinguishing the new Outlander include enhanced levels of safety from the adoption of advanced safety technologies and a user-friendly interior that reflects pure quality.

The new Outlander will be launched first in Russia this summer, after which it will be introduced in European, Japanese, Oceania, Chinese and North American markets.

During fiscal 2012 Mitsubishi Motors will also be adding to its line up an EV-based Outlander model which will use a plug-in hybrid system derived from MMC's exciting EV technology.

The all-new Outlander

New Outlander Product Features


Outstanding environmental performance with fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels that are among the best in its class.

The European-market specification Outlander is offered with a choice of gasoline and diesel engines. Gasoline models are powered by the 4J11 2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder SOHC MIVEC* engine which employs an all-new valve train. Diesel models use the 4N14 2.2-litre in-line 4-cylinder turbo charged MIVEC engine, with a very low compression ratio of 14.9:1, which meets stringent European diesel emission regulations.

The diesel Outlander (2WD drive train, 4N14 engine with 6-speed manual transmission) will provide a superior level of environmental performance, with target CO2 emissions of under 130g2/km*, thanks to MMC's "Auto Stop&Go" idle-stop system and its lighter body weight from the optimisation of the body structure, the use of high-tensile strength panelling and improved aerodynamics. Furthermore the new Outlander will be equipped with an 'eco-friendly driving system" that notifies the driver when they are driving at maximum efficiency.

*1: Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (name for engines fitted with Mitsubishi Motors' variable valve timing system).

*2: Target for European model that is subject to final homologation. Models for other countries may differ according to local homologation.


Enhanced levels of safety borne from advanced safety technologies

The new Outlander offers outstanding safety through the use of the following advanced safety technologies:

FCM (Forward Collision Mitigation System): Detects obstacles on the road ahead of the car and automatically applies the brakes to prevent a collision.

ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control System): Operates to maintain a safe distance between the car in front even at very low speeds experienced in heavy traffic congestion.

LDW (Lane Departure Warning System): Functions to warn the driver that their vehicle is about to depart from its lane

High-quality, user-friendly interior

The new Outlander's interior expresses quality with the use of a glossy black instrument panel, switches decorated with silver accents and soft-touch dashboard trim material. The new Outlander also features easily-operable steering wheel controls together with high-resolution and easy-to-read instrument displays.

The comfortable second- and third-row seats can be easily configured to provide a number of seating patterns and also a long luggage space with a flat floor.

A power-operated tailgate facilitates loading and unloading.