Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), which is the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, has introduced the Outlander Sports Edition which has a limited edition run of just 120 units.
It is based on the Outlander 2.0-litre 7-seater SUV but comes with a sporty duo-tone paint job that is a black roof with red metallic body paint. The aesthetics of the Outlander Sports Edition has been tweaked, with a bold black front grille to complement the signature Dynamic Shield face, glossy 18-inch black alloy rims and an ‘OUTLANDER’ hood emblem.
Inside, the Outlander Sports Edition is equipped with dual DVD entertainment and a red accent carpet mat. Standard equipment includes all-round monitor, premium leatherette seats, automatic headlamps and wipers, and keyless entry with push start button.
A 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay functionality allows for seamless connection between Apple (iPhone/iPod) and car. The screen comes with Air Gesture Control for added convenience.
The Outlander 2.0L also gets front parking sensors to complement the rear units. There’s also a digital video recorder (dashcam) and security/solar film for all windows. Other safety features include seven SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The Outlander also boasts a strong Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction.
A noteworthy safety feature is the Rest Reminder, which reminds the driver to take a break when fatigue steps in.
The proven 2.0-litre engine with 145 PS and 196 Nm of torque continues to power this SUV. The DOHC MIVEC engine is paired with INVECS-III CVT transmission.
For better functionality as an SUV, the Outlander is fitted with an intelligent 4WD system that has resulted from Mitsubishi’s many years of winning experience in the grueling Dakar Rally. The Multi-Select 4WD system in the Outlander has three selectable modes – 4WD Eco, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock – to suit all conditions and terrain. By improving traction on slippery surfaces and stability, 4WD plays a role in active safety – it is especially valuable on SUVs with tall bodies and a high centre of gravity.
Priced at RM142, 888.00, the Outlander Sports Edition comes with five years warranty/unlimited mileage. The priceis on-the-road without insurance but inclusive of 10% SST, for Individual Private Owners in Peninsular Malaysia. The Outlander 2.0-litre also recently won ‘Best Family Ride’ at the CarSifu Editor’s Choice Awards 2018.