Mitsubishi introduces its refreshed 2013 Outlander

Article by Christian A., on April 10, 2012

Mitsubishi introduced its refreshed 2013 Outlander at the New York Auto Show, the model’s debut in the U.S. Mitsubishi’s present top-seller received updates such as a revised and smoothed-up front and rear end and a set of standard 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, which are now standard. The compact crossover gets the same headlights and the distinctive Mitsubishi grille, which features new chrome trim.

Mitsubishi will transfer its production from Japan to the U.S. Since the launch of the Outlander, Mitsubishi’s Japan plant has been rolling out the model. But the automaker has decided that for the rest of its existence, the U.S. plant will build it. The CVT of the Outlander has been improved so that shifts are smoother and it has an enhanced driving feel.

It also comes with a new multi-link rear suspension that will add to its ride quality and handling. What’s now offered as standard equipment are a leather-covered shift knob, steering wheel and standard Bluetooth. When customers choose the range-topping SE model, they will get a six-speaker audio system, HID headlights, push button ignition and smart key passive entry.

The enhanced 2013 Outlander Sport compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) was unveiled by Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.

Starting from July 2012, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be produced in the US at the company's advanced automobile manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. The modernised Outlander Sport models built in the US will supply Mitsubishi dealers in the States as well as overseas markets. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be available in the US in early August 2012 with a starting MSRP of $19,170.

Currently, this elegant crossover is Mitsubishi Motors' North American model range best seller, with smooth handling, comfortable ride, and spacious seating for five.

The 2013 Outlander Sport features improved design and features for this new model year:

Exterior

  • Redesigned front bumper section; new grille and fog lamp designs.
  • New rear bumper design.
  • Side sills are now black to match the lower sections of the redesigned front and rear bumpers.
  • Handsome 18-inch alloy wheels are standard on all trim levels.

Interior

  • New fabrics, chrome-accented front door moulding, and all wheel control.

Chassis

  • Revised rear multi-link suspension for better handling and more comfortable ride.

Exterior Colour Availability

  • New hues: White Pearl and Quick Silver are added to Laguna Blue, Labrador Black Pearl, Mercury Grey, and Rally Red.

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