Available as: 4x4 Van Engine options: 2.2TD 147hpVolume (m³): 2.0 Payload (kg): 705
New Outlander has smooth exterior styling, an attractive and functional cab interior and a fuel-efficient diesel.
Introduced at the beginning of 2013, Mitsubishi has done a good job with new Outlander. No flashy exterior styling, just simple smooth, aerodynamic lines, and 100kg have been shaved off the predecessor’s kerb weight. The cab has also had a complete makeover.
With a 2.0m3 of load space the van has a gross payload of 705kg — a significant improvement over its predecessor’s 520kg — and is capable of towing a braked trailer grossing at up to two tonnes.
Four-wheel drive is always on tap, with a choice of three modes, depending on terrain. An Auto Stop/Start system is standard on six-speed manual transmission versions, including the van, along with visual ‘eco’ aids in the main driver display, a selectable ECO Mode which reduces the torque available, cruise control and an adjustable speed limiter.
In combination with the new state-of-the-art 147hp 2.2-litre diesel, which develops peak torque of 380Nm from a low 1,750rpm, it’s capable of returning official combined cycle fuel consumption of 52.3mpg. This equates to CO2 emissions of 153g/km.
A full Review & Buyers’ Guide will be published in the near future.