Mitsubishi South Africa is once again taking the opposition on in terms of value-for-money with a very competitively-priced GLX version of its Outlander.

Mitsuishi Outlander South-Africa

Priced at R349 900 the new addition offers a high level of standard specification, including a Multi Select 4WD system (Electronically controlled on demand 2WD with 4WD and 4WD Lock on demand). With a ground clearance of 215mm no obstacle is too big to overcome.

“The Outlander is an important member of our product line-up in terms of its size and pricing, hence the decision to extend the range with the launch of a GLX derivative in addition to the current GLS,” explained Mitsubishi SA marketing manager, Braam Faul. “The Outlander is aimed at a growth market in South Africa so we see the GLX as contributing to our volume growth plans for the future.”

The specification of the GLX includes: rear park distance warning system, keyless operating system and electrically-operated exterior rear view mirrors, with safety equipment including automatic stability control (ASC), anti-skid brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EDB) and six airbags.

Both the GLX and GLS models are powered by a 2,4-litre petrol engine developing 125kW of power at 6 000r/min and 226Nm of torque at 4 100r/min. Drive goes to two or all four wheels via a 6-speed continuously variable transmission with Sports Mode.

“The specification of the new GLX derivative is based on customer research and feedback, as well as the growing demand for vehicles in this segment which have the ability to go off the beaten track when the occasion is offered.

The existing Outlander GLS, which costs R399 900, has additional equipment and a higher trim level than the GLX with a sunroof, hill start assist, leather seat trim and a Rockford Fosgate audio system with nine speakers, CD/MP3 player and a 6-CD auto-changer.

Both Outlander models are covered by a 3-year/100 000km warranty and 3-year/60 000km maintenance plan, with servicing intervals every 15 000km.

Meanwhile an all-new Mitsubishi Outlander range will arrive here at the end of 2013. This premium quality new generation Outlander will be an innovative vehicle built on a versatile global platform. Similar in size to the current model, the new Outlander will follow Mitsubishi Motors’ design brief to be an “engineer’s car” with substantial looks blended into smooth surfaces.

In the meantime Mitsubishi SA is concentrating on providing its customers with a choice of two, well-equipped, value-for-money Outlanders models in the mid-size market that have the ability to tackle off-road conditions when the occasion is offered.