The UK’s petrol-powered Mitsubishi Outlander has been updated for the 2020 model year, with the Japanese automaker claiming that it is the most affordable SUV on the market with seven seats and 4WD as standard.
Pricing kicks off from £28,085 ($36,000), in return for which you also get an automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters at no extra cost, among other things.
Enhancements for the 2020 model year include reduced CO2 emissions that now read 169g/km, as well as improved equipment specs such as a new 8-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth, DAB, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rear-view camera and built-in TomTom sat-nav for top-spec variants.
The climate control panel has been redesigned, giving the dashboard a fresh new look. Meanwhile, the driver’s seat now comes with power lumbar support, whereas the rear seat gains additional ergonomic padding. Furthermore, buyers can now purchase their Outlander with Mitsubishi’s signature Red Diamond paint finish.
Other novelties include the trim level monikers, with entry-level models now dubbed Design – they feature 18-inch alloys, heated front seats, Keyless Operation System, electronic parking brake, electric, folding heated door mirrors, front fog lamps, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and privacy glass.
As for the flagship spec, it is now dubbed Exceed and it adds leather upholstery with electric driver’s side adjustment, a 360-degree camera, built-in TomTom sat-nav, LED headlights, high beams and fog lamps, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and twin rear USB ports. Pricing for this version starts at £30,385 ($38,950).
The updated petrol-powered Mitsubishi Outlander is already in UK showrooms.