MY14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander on sale from $27,740

Brett Davis

Mitsubishi Australia is introducing the updated ‘MY14.5’ 2014 Outlander range, which boasts sportier styling, retuned suspension, and overall refinement improvements.

MY14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander

Starting with the styling, Mitsubishi has given the 2014 Outlander a more aggressive front end with the company’s latest twin-blade horizontal front grille layout with black details. The front bumper is also more pronounced for a stronger look and it’s infused with updated fog lights and a silver skid plate.

In other areas, there’s a matching silver skid plate at the back, silver roof rails, and a set of black wheel arches to give it a more 3D look. Flagship models also get 18-inch grey alloy wheels and LED taillights. A fiery new metallic red paint option has been added to the list as well.

In terms of equipment, the updated models gets an advanced safety feature called Emergency Stop Signal. It automatically flashes the hazard lights during heavy braking. The feature is usually only fitted to more high-end European vehicles.

MY14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander-skid plate

Adding to the safety, the top-shelf Aspire comes with forward collision mitigation and radar cruise-control with auto braking, while all models come with seven airbags, a Re-inforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body, hill start assist, and a reversing camera, all of which is supported by an ANCAP five-star seal of approval.

Noise and vibration engineers have honed the Outlander’s ride comfort, with some suspension changes, resulting in a quieter cabin for both the 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engine models. The CVT auto option has been refined too, further boosting quality.

Under the bonnet, engine packages remain unchanged. Mitsubishi has revised the 2.2-litre diesel for more refinement and quietness though. Unfortunately, the changes have caused a slight rise in fuel economy, going from 5.8L/100km to 6.2L/100km.

See below for the trim levels available and their corresponding features. Mitsubishi will be adding the PHEV plug-in electric hybrid version in April. It’ll be the first plug-in hybrid electric SUV to hit the market.

MY14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander-interior

ES 2WD standard features:

  • Five seats with black cloth trim
  • 2.0L smart MIVEC engine
  • ECO Mode
  • Five-speed manual or CVT auto
  • Seven Airbags
  • Cruise control
  • Hill Start Control (HSC)
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Audio system
  • Bluetooth hands free operation with voice control
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Silver roof rails
  • Front bumper with silver skid plate and blackout sections
  • Black wheel arch garnish
  • Fog lamps
  • Chrome fog lamp bezels
  • New blade-style upper grille
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Tilt and telescopic steering adjustment

Optional 4WD with 2.4L smart MIVEC engine

LS 2WD standard features over ES 2WD:

  • ECO mode with ECO score display
  • MMCS audio with seven-inch colour touch screen
  • Satellite navigation with turn-by-turn function, 3D mapping
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning
  • New black cloth seat trim with leather inserts
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Cargo blind

Optional 4WD with seven seats, choice of 2.4L smart MIVEC or 2.2L DiD engine

Aspire 4WD standard features over LS 2WD:

  • Seven seats
  • Choice of 2.4L smart MIVEC or 2.2L DiD engine
  • New design 18-inch grey machine-faced alloy wheels
  • Smart Key with One Touch Start operation
  • Power tailgate with remote operation
  • Sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Six-way electric adjustable driver’s seat
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • HID headlamps with auto levelling
  • Headlamp washers
  • Chrome belt line and outer door handles
  • LED rear tail lamp

Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

14.5MY Mitsubishi Outlander RRP
ES 2.0-litre petrol 2WD (manual transmission) $27,740
ES 2.0-litre petrol 2WD (CVT) $29,990
ES 2.4-litre petrol 4WD $32,990
LS 2.0-litre petrol 2WD $33,490
LS 2.4-litre petrol 4WD $36,490
LS 2.2-litre diesel 4WD $39,490
Aspire 2.4-litre petrol 4WD $43,890
Aspire 2.2-litre diesel 4WD $46,890
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