Mitsubishi has been building tough cars and SUVs for over a century and the brand and Qatar Automobiles Co – the agency, are well-liked and respected in Qatar.

The market is always evolving and nowadays more and more people want small SUVs and crossovers as their family vehicles, which is where Mitsubishi excels.

The all-new Outlander is a fantastic family SUV and even has three-seat rows. It’s great to look at and the same applies when you are inside. The quality is obvious both for the exterior and the interior – just look at the elegant diamond stitching and feel the interior trim! There are even curtains on the rear side windows, which are very useful, even necessary in this climate. I feel I’d be proud to own one.

Outlander dashboard and steering wheelThe new Outlander drives with youthful agility and composure; it’s enjoyable with the light, nicely weighted steering and a sense of stability and balance.

The driving position puts you in command; everything outside is in view and everything inside is to hand. I loved the head-up display (HUD) and the paddle shifters on the steering wheel and you have two large screens, the one directly in front of you focused on driving data and the one in the centre more on infotainment.

The new, more spacious Outlander is both practical and flexible – best in class, in fact – in terms of seating space and cargo-carrying capability. It’s thoroughly modern as regards connectivity with its user-friendly infotainment system and its respectable fuel economy.

The new Outlander appeals to an aspirational audience; it’s right in the middle of the booming market segment for compact SUVs and has better specifications than other big automotive names. It also brings Mitsubishi’s reputation for durability and economy; I was certainly reassured by the feeling of well-made quality and being well-planted safely and securely on the road.

Mitsubishi with the all-new Outlander has made a strong commitment to the future with a sharp focus on providing excellent quality and value for money. It’s pleasant to drive, has a top-quality finish, has a luxury-esque interior, a great (and great sounding) audio system, a wealth of safety features and a large cargo area and/or seven seats.

It’s a good compact SUV no matter which way you look at it: practicality, pleasure, prestige even!



ENGINE 2.5-litre 16-valve DOHC MIVEC; electronic direct fuel injection

MAX POWER 181 hp (135 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

MAX TORQUE 245 Nm (181 lb-ft) @ 3,600 rpm

TRANSMISSION Continuously variable automatic with manual override and also steering wheel paddle gear shift

EXTERIOR The all-new exterior with its flat roofline is stunning; it gives the Outlander a confident, dynamic stance, underpinned by the new stronger and safer chassis which offers enhanced stability and performance; strong yet smooth front grille design; obvious top-quality build; large 20″ alloys

INTERIOR Superior quality materials make for a very welcoming environment; there’s plenty of space (up to seven seats); the seats are very comfortable and supportive, trim is upscale and soft to the touch; vision is panoramic; driving and infotainment controls are just right with sensible physical knobs for volume and tuning; the large touchscreen is bright and clear (AND there’s a HUD!). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging for phones, charging ports and a super 10-speaker sound system – it’s all there.

 

SAFETY/SECURITY Mitsubishi is a leader in safety technology: comprehensive front, side and curtain airbags; forward collision mitigation; blind spot warning; lane departure warning; rear cross-traffic alert and many other assistance systems; tyre pressure monitoring system; keyless operation; engine start button; vented disc brakes all round.

Qatar Automobiles Company on Salwa Road offer very competitive prices and will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV or any of its crossovers, SUVs and cars for Marhaba readers and followers. Call 4422 7555 or visit mitsubishi-motors.qa for more information. 

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Author: Terry Sutcliffe

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