By Otsile Kadiege
Mitsubishi South Africa is expanding their best-selling and South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) Car of The Year semi-finalist seven-seater Outlander SUV with three new model derivatives bringing the total Outlander trim level to five. Previously, customers could only opt for the GLS or Aspire derivatives. The newly added trim levels include GL, GLS Plus and Exceed.
Outlander line-up breakdown
As an entry point into the range, the GL offers a comprehensive level of standard specification with highlights that include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED day running lights, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, heated door mirrors, heated seats, synthetic leather with suede combination, push start button, cruise control, ESS (Emergency Stop System), a seven-inch driver display and an 8-inch touch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
GLS models build on this offering with the addition of 20-inch alloy wheels, a digital speedometer, a 12,3-inch digital driver display, a powered lift tailgate, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, keyless operation system, front rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights with dusk sensor, headlight washer, front LED side turn signals and front LED fog lamps, three-zone automatic climate control (front dual-zone) and a rear USB port.
The GLS Plus features the same comprehensive specification offering with the addition of a Multi Around Monitor.
Aspire derivatives offer additional interior, comfort, and convenience features including a powered panoramic sunroof, door mirrors with position memory, leather seats with seat memory, eight-way power adjustable and power lumbar support seats, a bigger nine-inch SDA with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality as well as built-in navigation.
The new top-of-the-range Exceed derivative boasts additional creature comforts in the form of a smartphone wireless charger, a BOSE Premium sound system with 10 speakers, multi around view monitor, door mirrors with position memory & reverse auto tilt and a pull-up sunshade which bolsters the already comprehensive level of standard specification.
Pricing and warranty
Mitsubishi Outlander GL (New) – R699,995
Mitsubishi Outlander GLS – R759,995
Mitsubishi Outlander GLS Plus (New) – R769,995
Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire – R789,995
Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed (New) – R809,995
The entire Outlander model range is covered by a three year/ 100 000km Manufacturer’s Warranty, five-year/90 000km service plan and five-year/ unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Service intervals are every 15 000km.
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