The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has recently revealed the new Outlander generation ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
In an effort to get closer to the competition and also score some points in the “green segment”, Mitsubishi has announced that the third generation of the Outlander will also be available with a plug-in hybrid model, which is expected to offer an impressive average fuel consumption of more than 140 mpg and emit just less than 50 grams of CO2 every kilometer. This isn’t actually the first time when the Japanese based automaker is showing us the new Outlander generations, and the crossover has been previewed recently at the Tokyo Motor Show, as the PX-MiEV II Concept Car.
New features for the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander include the new designed dashboard for “better driver concentration”, a seven-seat interior, new multi-function steering wheel, clearer instrument panel, new steering column which can be adjusted for reach and rake, dual-zone air conditioner, flat cargo area, powered tailgate, Forward Collision Mitigation System, lane departure warning system, active cruise control, wide vision xenon headlamps and many other features.
Under the hood, the new generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander will be powered by either the current 2.0 liter MIVEC petrol unit or the 2.2 liter MIVEC diesel engine, which will send power to the front wheels or to an all-wheel drive system via a six-speed automatic transmission. More details on the new Mitsubishi Outlander will be announced once the model will make its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month.