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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport Limited Edition unveiled in L.A. [video]

Outlander will be critical to the company's success in America

Mitsubishi has unveiled the Outlander and Outlander Sport Limited Edition at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

First up, the 2014 Outlander has an evolutionary design with a distinctive front fascia that incorporates a slender grille and angular headlights. There's also upward sweeping character lines, clear taillights and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

The entry-level ES comes nicely equipped with air conditioning, power windows / locks and a six-speaker audio system. Moving up to the SE adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a rearview camera and a premium audio system with a 6-inch touchscreen display. Lastly, the range-topping GT variant is equipped with HID headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and faux wood trim.

Under the hood, two engines are available. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 166 bhp (124 kW) and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque, while the 3.0-liter V6 churns out 224 bhp (167 kW) and 215 lb-ft (291 Nm) of torque. The four-cylinder engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission, while the V6 is paired to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.

On the other hand, the Outlander Sport Limited Edition celebrates Mitsubishi's 30th anniversary in North America. It has a unique exterior with special alloy wheels and black accents on the mirrors, front bumper and wheel arches. Interior changes are limited, but customers can order two-tone Dove Grey and Black leather seats.

Source: Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Unveils All-New 2014 Outlander and 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) showcases a pair of dynamic new product offerings at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show: the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover and the sharp-looking Outlander Sport Limited Edition compact crossover that commemorates the 30th anniversary of Mitsubishi Motors entering the North American marketplace.

Advanced Technology, Upscale Trim Highlight All-New 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

With its sleek new interior/exterior design direction, high-quality cabin materials, and reduced fuel consumption, the all-new 2014 Outlander is an affordably-priced crossover that is an ideal vehicle for the cost-conscience automotive consumer.

Mitsubishi designers and engineers have given the 2014 Outlander a fresh new contemporary face that is both appealing and functional with reduced aerodynamic drag.

Further aiding fuel economy is a lightweight body that tips the scales approximately 200 pounds less than that of the outgoing Outlander – all while providing a high level of collision safety and structural rigidity through use of high-tensile steel.

The 2014 Outlander's new interior design emphasizes ergonomics, aesthetics, comfort and quality. From the new soft-touch instrument panel to the eye-catching gloss black center waterfall to the lovely wood grain trim, the interior of this handsome crossover exudes opulence.

Thanks to a re-engineered version of the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system with continuously-variable valve lift, the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) will deliver fuel economy that will place the all-new Outlander among the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the 7-passenger as standard in the CUV segment. The premium GT trim level will be offered with a more powerful 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6/6-speed automatic transmission configuration.

In addition to the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander's long list of welcome standard amenities, available features include a next-generation navigation system, a state-of-the-art 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate® sound system, a power tailgate activated from the driver's seat or by the keyless entry remote fob, and advanced safety systems including a camera-based Lane Departure Warning system and radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Mitigation systems as well as the latest version of Mitsubishi's extraordinary Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system.

Automobile 2.0: The Highly Efficient/Eco-Friendly Plug-in Outlander PHEV

Having revolutionized the automobile industry in the new millennia with the introduction of the 100% electric-powered Mitsubishi i-MiEV – the first mass-produced and affordably-priced production electric vehicle (EV) by a major automobile manufacturer – Mitsubishi Motors will soon launch a revolutionary plug-in hybrid electric version of the all-new Outlander.

Set to arrive at Mitsubishi dealerships in North America in early 2014, the Outlander PHEV will make use of highly efficient front-and rear-mounted electric motors as well as an internal-combustion engine along with a cutting-edge new form of Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system that makes the most of the dual electric motor/internal combustion engine configuration to maximize traction, handling and vehicle stability. The all-new Outlander PHEV can operate in purely EV, Parallel and Series Hybrid mode, depending on driver mode selection, battery charge level and vehicle speed.

2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition – Elevating the Compact Crossover

To commemorate Mitsubishi Motors' arrival to American shores some 30 years ago, the company has created arguably the most dynamic-looking compact crossover vehicle made available in North America today with the arrival of the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition.

Manufactured at the company's automobile assembly plant in America's heartland in Normal, Illinois, the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition makes quite a visual statement with its distinctly ominous look, thanks to its blackout side mirrors, center bumper, wheel arch trim and roof rails, accompanied by special argent Limited Edition alloy wheels. The interior receives the same foreboding treatment with available two-tone Dove Grey and Black leather seating surfaces (power driver seat standard on the Outlander Sport Limited Edition). Vehicle performance is enhanced by a new engine balancer shaft that provides smoother and quicker acceleration. Rounding out this exquisitely styled package is special "Limited Edition" badging.

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tazcubed
Funny, looking at the competitors like Subaru, Honda and Toyota - they've all moved ahead. Mitsu - you've got 90's styling going on...
Nov 30, 2012 8:46 am
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vitali77
uum, so Mitsubishi is now copying Hyundai? bit of a role reversal going on. Looks like the Hyundai ix55/Veracruz....
Nov 29, 2012 6:18 am
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KheirFrancis
Honestly it aint to bad, interior looks good, cool back and there's a hybrid coming, but in my opinion they should've gave this SUV a different name than outlander. the previous outlander looked way better than this one, and the specs were better. Mitsubishi can still make a comeback. they still have the Lancer, Galant and EVO and other models they can produce and/or redesign, especially those concepts that they've had over the past seven years that never made it into production. Mitsubishi, get it together.
Nov 29, 2012 1:28 am
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PAA
Now I'm convinced the last disaster in Japan took away all their designers.
Nov 29, 2012 12:28 am
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Microice
somebody call the undertaker; its all over bar the funeral!
Nov 28, 2012 6:05 pm
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rambo_005
I will repeat... give up Mitsubishi, you're going down.
Nov 28, 2012 4:28 pm
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72europatc
on purpose. You'll find out the reason when you simply ask why. Think very carefully. (Short answer: Politics.)
Nov 28, 2012 5:04 pm
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memexe
Something is very wrong with the front end. Those third row seats are little and weird. The rear end windows are OK from the exterior, but from from the interior are just little with those over-thicken pillars. If this is their success-assuring offer, they got it very wrong. The concurrence will kill them in US over this particular segment.
Nov 28, 2012 2:54 pm
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Siawa
Uhh. Good Bye Mitsubishi.
Nov 28, 2012 2:20 pm
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