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Old 25th October 2016, 03:51   #1
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Default Mitsubishi imports 2 Outlanders; launch coming up?

Mitsubishi is finally ready to bring back the Outlander to the Indian market. Couple units of the GLX 4WD 7-seater variant have been imported for certification.

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GLX 4WD is powered by a 2.4L MIVEC petrol engine capable of 165 BHP@6000 RPM and 222Nm@4100 RPM of torque. Power is delivered to all wheels via a CVT gearbox. 0-100 km/h completed in 10.2 seconds with a top speed of 198 km/h.

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Outlander receives an electronically controlled 4WD in conjunction with an active stability control system. On the safety front, it gets ABS, EBD and a total of 7 airbags. It remains to be seen what other optional features does Mitsubishi bring in to the Indian version.

Disappointing to see that Mitsubishi has chosen not to bring in the globally successful Plug-in Hybrid variant (Outlander PHEV) to India.

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Another dead on arrival car from Mitsubushi.
This will be priced upwards of 20L with a petrol engine. With little service and dealer support, it may not find many takers.
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I used to love the old Outlander. It looked great and drove very well. I am sure this will be good to drive too. However, I am not so sure about the look of the vehicle. I'm not a fan of the "Dynamic Shield" front end that we have seen on the new Pajero as well. All that chrome is just too garish.

Of course, since only the petrol version is likely to be launched in India, it will sell in very small numbers. And anyway, Mitsubishi does not have a widespread service network like its old rival, Honda. I don't expect the price to be under Rs. 25 lakh, which is very close to the much larger Pajero Sport. This means Mitsubishi will really have it work cut out trying to move this one. Unless one really wants a small, petrol-powered SUV, there is no reason to consider the Outlander.

Mitsubishi had it all nicely set up with the Lancer, Cedia, Pajero, Outlander and Montero. They just lost their way due to their partner's (HM) incompetence and their own financial problems. Don't know if they will ever be able to draw customers to their showrooms again.
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I really can't understand the fact that Mitsubishi never learns the lesson. Whats the point in launching the outlander again with only a petrol engine? There are too many well established players with really good diesel engines. This will be yet another failure form them.
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Maybe it is a way for Mitsubishi to re-establish its brand. With access to the Renault Nissan Alliance facilities, they might be able to introduce more smaller cars. Just a guess!
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With stupid rules imposed by Govt on diesel cars, few guys might just go ahead and get themselves an Outlander.

I just so want Mitsubishi India to do well, the products are competent, it is just the design which is a put-off. As said by ajmat, hope the Nissan-Mitsubishi tie up will give a boost their sales and that they start to take the Indian market more seriously.
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I wish they up the game and bring in the latest gen lancers. I used to own the cedia and it was just superb. Very reliable car to boot. Now, with Nissan getting a controlling interest, I hope they will get more aggressive and ditch HM
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Another non starter by Mitsubishi. Outlander never sold in India as it should have because of unrealisitc price. RVR (ASX) could hae been better option. They could bring new Attrage and Mirage to take a slice of cake that Ameo & Kwid are already taking.
Distant dream, but sure-fire will be to bring New Lancer. With 140+ bhp and new looks, Lancer will definitely take off. Lot of potential Jetta / Octavia / Civic / Linea buyers will be sure customers.
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