The Mitsubishi Outlander is getting its third powertrain option in the UK market with the addition of a new petrol engine.
The new petrol version of the Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a 2.0-liter MIVEC four-cylinder engine that makes 148hp (150PS) and 144lb-ft (195Nm) of torque. Paired to it is a CVT gearbox, which offers “the stepped shifting of a conventional automatic under acceleration” and strikes “an ideal balance between performance, refinement and economy under normal driving conditions”.
As with all versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander, power goes to an electronically-controlled 4WD as standard. Driving modes include 4WD ECO for better fuel economy, 4WD AUTO for normal driving conditions and 4WD LOCK for low-grip driving conditions.
As you might have expected, the petrol-powered Outlander is not going to pin you on the back of your seat with its performance; Mitsubishi reckons it’ll do the 0-62mph (100km/h) in 13.3 seconds while top speed is set at 118mph. Fuel economy is a combined 32.5 mpg UK on the latest WLTP test cycle.
The interior offers room for seven, with the third row of seats being able to be independently folded into the boot floor and the second row offering a sliding function for maximum versatility. With all seats folded, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers 1,608lt of boot space.
The new petrol Mitsubishi Outlander features the same revisions of the 2019 update, including a new honeycomb front grille, new front lower bumper extension and headlamp design. The rear bumper has also been revised while a new set of two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior update.
Inside, the Mitsubishi Outlander features more supportive front seats, better soundproofing, a heated windscreen and the company’s latest infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. The standard list of equipment also includes heated front seats, automatic lights and wipers, a rearview camera and keyless operation.
Pricing for the new petrol-powered Mitsubishi Outlander in the UK starts from £27,680 OTR for the Juro trim level and from £29,680 OTR for the 4 Auto model, which adds things like leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, an electric tailgate, blind-spot warning, LED headlights and more.