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Thursday, June 30, 2016

CLOSE UP review: Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 MIVEC

In this blog entry I'm covering the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 MIVEC.  I've actually test driven (5km) short drive back in 9 April 2016.  I procrastinate my ARSE to post it up...

Anyway, this baby's CBU From Japan and priced to sell at RM171,644,80 OTR with insurance.  It comes with 5 years or 100,000km Warranty with 10,000km service intervals.


 It's fitted with familiar Lancer 2.4 Sportsback 4B12 engine Mated with CVT with 6 stepped Virtual ratios with paddle shifters producing 167ps@6000rpm and 222Nm@4100rpm.

 But this SUV have what Mitsubishi called "Multi-select 4WD system".  There's 3 modes at the push of a button:

A) 4WD ECO: this is 2WD mode with torque focused on the front.  4WD is engaged only when loss of traction is detected
B) 4WD AUTO: Perfect for wet or muddy conditions.  If the wheel slip, torque distribution to the front and rear wheels are optimised.
C) 4WD Lock: This mode maximises traction for all wheels across the revs, enabling it to take on the worst terrains with ease.  But it only works below 50km/h (I was told).

It comes with Electric power assist Rack and Pinion steering and Canggih Suspension (NO Leaf springs here!) in the form of Front MacPherson strut and Rear Multi-link.  Like the Hyundai Santa Fe, this Outlander's chassis are Monocoque instead of Ladder frame.

With dimensions Length x width x height of 4695mm/1810mm/1680mm and wheelbase of 2670mm, this is a C-segment SUV with a 5+2 seats.  It's a Natural competitor to Nissan X-trail.  Being a CBU it's WELL spec'ced with the following lists of equipment:


- LED Headlamps with DRL and front fog lights and headlamp washers

- Electric Tilt-slide sunroof

- Rear LED Combi lamps

- 18" Dual tone alloy rims with 225/55R18 tyres.

- Auto light and rain sensing wipers
- Electric tailgate

- Smartkey operation with Push Start
- Best in class 5.3m turning circle.


- Full Leather seats with Leather wrapped steering wheel

Speaking of steering, it has Audio, Bluetooth voice control and Cruise control switches AND
Paddle shifters.

- 8-way power adjustable Driver's seat
- 7 versatile seats.
* 2nd row can slide Fore and aft and 2 step recline.  ISOFIX on 2nd row outer seats.

* 3rd row can Fold flat. 50:50.

* Boot space ranges from 260 litres to 1608 litres with 2nd and 3rd row seats folded flat.

* Tonneau cover given...

- Dual zone Climate control (Note: NO 2nd and 3rd Row air Vents!)
- Touchscreen Audio with bluetooth, DVD 6 speakers and reverse camera

- Auto dimming rear view mirror

- RISE Body (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution)
- 7 Airbags.
- 4 Discs brakes, front Ventilated with ABS, EBD and Hill start assist
- Activee Stability control with Traction Control.
- Standard Llumar Security and Solar Window tint.
- Collapsible steering wheel.

It only comes with 3 colour choices:

1) Red Metallic

2) White Pearl
3) Grey Metallic.


 I still have no time to write the driving review.
(Watch this space)

Overall Rating 8/10.

Just post the photos here 1st as a photo's worth 1000 words.


That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Jeff Lim's production.  Copy like a man, don't plagiarise.

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