Mitsubishi has had a dearth of new models recently, however, this is about to change with the all new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. This model represents generation number three in a model that has not changed much since 2006. However, that has changed with the introduction of the 2014 model.
The new Outlander is a seven seat model that is marketed as a compact vehicle. The focus is on economy and efficiency. The new model is more aerodynamic, and lighter than its predecessor by close to 100 kg. To increase fuel economy, there is a new ECO mode. In this mode the sensitivity of the throttle and climate control system is controlled to conserve fuel. In addition, during ECO mode the rear wheels of the four wheel drive system are utilized only when absolutely needed.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered with a 2.4 liter four cylinder and a 3.0 liter six. The six cylinder is only offered in the GT model. The 2.4 liter engine uses a CVT transmission. This can cause it to be quite noisy during periods of rapid acceleration. The 6 cylinder model utilizes a six speed auto transmission.
The new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander offers a large complement of optional assistance and safety systems. This includes an adaptive cruise control system that utilizes radar, a forward collision control system, and a warning for lane departures. You can also get a rear view camera, front seats that are heated, and a 6.1 inch LCD display.
Mitsubishi has even cut the price for the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SE model by $200. The all new exterior design comes with a 2.4 liter 166 HP motor and gets impressive fuel economy and an all wheel drive system. It is rated at twenty four mpg city and 31 highway. It is expected to be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class.
Coupled with its brand new design the interior of the vehicle is a significant improvement from last year’s model, and it is also very efficient in terms of fuel economy. Mitsubishi also plans on introducing a plug-in hybrid version of this vehicle in 2014. There will be 100% electric powered components and an extremely efficient gas powered motor.
The electric motors create instantaneous,power that gives the driver precise control of the four wheel drive as this design does not require a propeller shaft, clutch or hydraulic systems to connect the front and rear axles in a internal combustion engine four wheel drive design. In addition, the electric motors makes for very good acceleration when accelerating from a dead stop, due the high torque produced by the electric motors.
So, if you want a brand new compact SUV that has been completely redesigned and can be obtained for a very reasonable price, the all new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is for you! If desired, you can avail yourself of some of the most advanced options available on any vehicle and it is a highly fuel efficient vehicle.