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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Guest Post: Travel in Style and Comfort With Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is classed as a crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors. The crossover means it is built on a car platform but has many features of a standard SUV.

Mitsubishi Outlander is a quality looking vehicle, handles well and is very spacious inside with some versions offering 7 seats.

Mitsubishi Motors has designed this marvelous SUV with complete features. The Mitsubishi Outlander could gives you one experience of stylish travel and perfect driving comfort.

First Generations
Debuting a few years after the start of the new millennium, the first-generation Mitsubishi Outlander was a late arrival to the small-SUV segment.

Outlander was introduced in the year 2001. This vehicle was first marketed under the name Mitsubishi Airtrek in Japan from 2001, and was based on the Mitsubishi ASX concept vehicle exhibited at the 2001 North American International Auto Show.
The first Outlander is launched in 2001 and marketed under the name Mitsubishi Airtrek in Japan. (Picture from: http://specs.amayama.com/)
The first generation was launched in June 20, 2001. It offered a choice of either a 126 PS (93 kW) 4G63 2.0 L or a 139 PS (102 kW) 4G64 2.4 L GDI, mated to a standard INVECS-II 4-speed semi-automatic transmission. Both front and four-wheel drive were available. The four-wheel drive version uses open differentials for the front and rear axles, with a viscous coupling unit for the center differential.

Second generation
When the Airtrek name was dropped in Japan in favour of the Outlander name which was proving successful on an international scale and was launched in October 17, 2005.
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS. (Picture from: http://www.cargurus.com/)
Although production of the older version continued in parallel. It was built on the company's GS platform, and used various engines developed by Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and PSA Peugeot Citroën. PSA's Citroën C-Crosser and Peugeot 4007, which are manufactured by Mitsubishi in Japan, are badge engineered versions of the Outlander.
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander interior. (Picture from: http://www.4x4review.com/)
This second generation comes with powerful engine that gives an excellent performance. It features a new DOHC 2.4 L 16-valve MIVEC engine; INVECS-III continuously variable transmission (CVT), Mitsubishi's AWC system which features electronically controlled four wheel drive and stability control, on a stretched Mitsubishi GS platform.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. (Picture from: http://www.thecarconnection.com/)
This generation was the best-selling SUV from October 2005 to March 2006. Numerous vehicles has been sold in many countries all over the world. In other words you can say second generation has got success across the globe.

Third generation 
Mitsubishi unveiled the third-generation Outlander at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The production version of the Outlander was debuted in Russia in July 2012, and was introduced in other European markets in September 2012.
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. (Picture from: http://garagecar.blogspot.com/)
The third generation includes a plug-in hybrid variant, called P-HEV, and its production version was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The plug-in hybrid has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine and the electric powertrain is derived from the electric systems used on the Mitsubishi i MiEV.
Interior view of 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. (Picture from: http://www.a-gc.com/)
According to Mitsubishi its 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 60 km (37 miles) with a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Mitsubishi's target is to achieved a combined fuel economy for the Outlander PHEV in charge-depleting mode of 67 km/liter equivalent, or about 157 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe). There is no surprise that the Mitsubishi has produced its third generation tremendously. *** [By: GEORGE HAMILTON | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MITSUBISHI MOTORS] | EDITOR: EKA]
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