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The Mitsubishi Outlander – All set for a shining debut in the UAE

: Monday, February 24 - 2003 @ 12:14

The new Outlander can seat 5 passengers and has been designed to accommodate a dynamic youthful lifestyle.

The Outlander boasts a brilliant combination of sporty sedan and SUV advantages. These include sporty performance, comfortable interior, quiet ride, easy entry and exit, high ground clearance for optimum off road adventures, central differential, and full time 4WD, wide and long cabin and high eye point.

The overall height of the Outlander is 1600 mm, which ensures generous headroom. At 2400 mm, the cabin’s expansive overall length enables remarkable versatility with fold down rear seats to accommodate long cargo items. The Outlander offers passengers a contortion-free entry and exit. Additionally, its 205 mm ground clearance will prove a major advantage to serious off-road adventurers.

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a 2.4 litre, 4-cylinder, 16-valve SOHC ECI-MULTI engine that ensures a crisp 146 HP there by offering an ideal mix of comfort and performance in busy city streets as well as off road terrain. Low RPM torque and responsive, yet fuel-efficient acceleration are some of the key features of the Outlander. Its off-road capabilities are further enhanced by the 4-speed automatic transmission with Sports Mode, which significantly expands the driver’s realm of possibilities.

The 4-wheel independent suspension utilizes Mc Pherson struts up front and multi-link coil-spring set up in the rear, for superb control and stability with sedan-like ride comfort.

When it comes to safety the Outlander features a wide range of active and passive safety mechanisms that make it an absolutely safe car. Its cabin safety features include a rigid monocoque body construction with front and rear sections engineered as crumple zones for added passenger protection as well as driver’s and front passenger’s SRS front airbags for maximized front occupant protection, when used along with the ELR seatbelts. Increasing active safety id the 4- channel 3-sensor ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) standard for all models for skid-free emergency braking regardless of vehicle loading.

On the inside, the Outlander features gracious comforts found in luxury saloons. Covered by new textured materials and intuitively laid-out gauges and controls, which can be easily monitored from the ergonomically designed, raised driving position. Coupled with flexible seating and expandable cargo space that makes Outlander versatile when comes to utilizing its generous cargo space. Its hydraulically assisted rear lift gate can be operated with one hand and its knee-high cargo floor hides the spare tyre and eases the lift-over and loading.

The exterior of the Mitsubishi Outlander is equally unique, an aggressive departure from the usual SUV design. Its clear taillight lenses, two-tone body treatment, which offsets painted sheet metal with warm gray on the bumpers and chip resistant urethane side sills, add a liberal dosage of urban-chic and styling.

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander will be available in two distinct models – GLX and GLS, each combining a special range of features and optional equipment.

The GLX will feature a whole load of features like rugged roof rails, rear spoiler, color keyed door handles as well as air conditioning, power windows, central door locking system, rear intermittent wiper, reclining rear seats, alloy wheels and electronic immobilizer.

The GLS comes with features like the sunroof, leather seats, large rear spoiler, colour-keyed side mirrors, fog lamps, 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, clear tail lamp lenses, tonneau cover and cruise control.

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