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Released in early 2003 the Outlander gave Mitsubishi a new face in the Compact SUV market. For the model year Mitsubishi expanded the range to include models — LS, XLS and the sportier A mild facelift encompasses a (Australian engineered) tailgate, style headlights, diagonal front grille, front and bumper garnishes, bee-sting antenna and a large colour rear spoiler with lens stoplight.

But the major are under the bonnet.

Now fitted the 2.4 litre MIVEC engine seen in the Grandis people power is up 20 per cent to 120kW torque increases 7 per cent to at 4000rpm. Mitsubishi claim an 0-100km/h time of 10.5sec vs. the models 12.1sec. Braking is improved as well; four-wheel with ABS and EBD are standard across the

Only one transmission is available the Smart Logic four-speed which offers full or Sports Mode sequential Like the previous model is transmitted to all wheels through a Evo derived 4WD system incorporating a centre differential.

Competition in the SUV market is fierce and although the growth of the sector has stabilised, one in two of all sold is a compact. Appealing to a customer base there is a increase in the Sports/Luxury end of the sector, a gap intend to fill with the variant.

Standard equipment


LS: airconditioning, cruise control, windows, power steering, mirrors, four speaker radio with CD player.

as above plus six-speaker radio with six-stack CD front and rear fender 16 five-spoke alloy wheels, glass on rear doors, quarter and tailgate glass.

as above plus Fujitsu premium sound system, 17 alloy wheels, sports mono-tone exterior paint sports seats with trim

Standard safety

All models: Dual front ABS brakes with EBD, seat belts with and force limiters, second row with force limiters, door unlock on impact. XLS and also have side

Options

LS: Upgrade Pack side airbags and six-CD $1,300

XLS/VR-X: Electric sunroof $1,600

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Drive

Mitsubishi’s drive program in the hinterland of Byron Bay with a mix of bitumen and off-road conditions. comfort is quite good, the cushion in the base models a bit on the short side while the with its sports seats occupants more securely. the controls and instruments are generally laid out and easy to use, for the radio. Similar to the Grandis mover, the radio is quite a from the driver’s seat and the top of the Fujitsu unit fitted to the has a complicated control panel a myriad of small buttons are difficult to use on the move. Storage is reasonable, a centre console box a handy place for most

The rear luggage area is short, so larger bags quickly fill it. All round is good, but at some angles the front A pillar does blind spots.

Performance the Outlander is good in most although the MIVEC engine its variable cam timing does some revs on board to get the from it. From a standstill the fly by accelerator is very snappy and a little time to master. hard acceleration, or when the transmission retains its smooth quality although the engine can harsh.

In Sports mode the mounted gearlever is close at and easy to use giving better along the tight and winding roads of the test route.

Ride and handling rate and although it doesn’t have sharp responses on the tarmac, the suspension offers high levels with mild always evident. Fitted 17 low profile tyres the VR-X was noisier, especially over bitumen. Heading off-road some fairly rough tracks the car coped well, very good traction and of feedback to the driver.

Fortunately the seals did their job keeping the dust out of the cabin.

The standard brakes provided good power with the ABS not proving along the off-road sections.

the Outlander is an easy car to live By fitting the 2.4 litre MIVEC Mitsubishi have responded to of the outgoing models lacklustre Adding the VR-X to the range appeal to buyers wanting luxury and according to Mitsubishi’s this is a growth area in the contested Compact SUV market.

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