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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander: Subtle refinements for an established winner

Beautiful and versatile, room for 5 or 7, and available Super All-Wheel Control

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (October, 2010) – The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander remains a standard bearer for inspirational styling, advanced technology and exceptional value. Fresh from a major redesign in 2010 – which included new styling, more horsepower and better fuel efficiency – Outlander for 2011 is for the most part carry-over in terms of mechanical features and equipment levels. Consistently embraced by Canadians and coming off an excellent sales year, the new 2011 Outlander promises to be an important factor in the fast growing and extremely competitive compact SUV segment.

Outlander ES, LS or XLS: Three very well equipped choices

The 2011 Outlander is available in three trim levels and four drivetrain combinations. Outlander ES is the most affordable model, comes in both 2WD and 4WD versions and is powered exclusively by Mitsubishi’s excellent 2.4 litre engine. Outlander LS offers more standard features and is equipped with both V6 power and driver selectable electronic four wheel drive (4WD). Outlander XLS, the most luxurious Outlander, also features V6 power plus the additional security and control of Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). Both the LS and XLS models include a fold away third row seat allowing up to seven passengers. And new for 2011, as standard equipment on all models, is a Bluetooth® 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB input with voice control capabilities (artist, album, playlist or genre). Outlander for 2011: value and technology, performance and safety, all in a beautifully executed package.

Powertrain – A perfect combination for whatever your needs

Outlander ES is available in both 2WD (front wheel drive) and 4WD versions and is powered by Mitsubishi’s all aluminum 2.4 litre, DOHC, MIVEC 4 cylinder engine producing 168 hp @ 6000 and 167 lb-ft of torque @ 4100. This smooth, fuel efficient powerplant is coupled to Mitsubishi’s acclaimed continuously variable Sportronic® automatic transmission (CVT). Outlander ES competes with other 4-cylinder offerings like Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.

LS models feature the 3.0 litre, SOHC, MIVEC V6 producing 230 hp @ 6250 rpm and 215 lb-ft of torque @ 3750 rpm. This sophisticated engine is mated to a six-speed Sportronic® automatic transmission. LS models are equipped with Mitsubishi’s 4WD electronic All-Wheel Control system (AWC) – the driver can select 4WD at any time by means of a centre console mounted control knob – which combined with Active Stability Control (ASC) and Traction Control Logic (TLC) ensures improved grip and safety in all road and weather conditions.

XLS models also feature the 3.0 litre, V6 engine with the six-speed Sportronic® automatic transmission, but also include magnesium steering wheel mounted shifter paddles for increased driver involvement. In addition, XLS models are equipped with Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) with Active Front Differential (AFD). Outlander S-AWC with AFD (where AFD functions as an electronic limited slip differential) is an advanced vehicle dynamics system that analyses and reacts to driver intent in real time. This proprietary system regulates drive torque from left to right and from front to rear depending on vehicle dynamics and road conditions. The end result is superior traction and driving control at all times, on all surfaces, which adds an unprecedented level of safety and security.

On February 11, 2009, the Lancer Evolution version of Super All-Wheel Control was named best new technology by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). S-AWC works in conjunction with Active Stability Control (ASC) and Traction Control Logic (TCL).

Suspension, Wheels and Steering – The comfort and handling of a sedan

Outlander features a MacPherson strut type independent front suspension which also employs a strut tower bar to enhance lateral rigidity for improved steering response. The rear suspension is an advanced multilink and coil system that provides an excellent balance of handling and ride comfort. Stabilizer bars are used at both the front and rear. Steering is power assisted and uses a rack and pinion system with 3.16 turns lock to lock. Brakes are large ventilated discs in the front and solid discs in the rear. Outlander ES and LS feature 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/70 R16 tires. XLS models feature attractive, seven spoke, 18 inch alloy wheels with 225/55 R18 all-season tires.

Chassis & Safety – Mitsubishi is a world leader

Built on Mitsubishi’s global performance platform, Outlander’s rigid unibody makes extensive use of high strength steel which allows for sport oriented suspension tuning. This RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) unibody structure disperses energy loads during side and rear collisions and controls distortion, enhancing occupant protection and helping to protect the fuel system in the event of a rear impact. Safety equipment includes an advanced dual front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with occupant sensors, standard front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags (front and second row), energy-absorbing head protection interior pillars; child safety locks and LATCH system for CRS. All Outlander models feature an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) as well as Active Stability (ASC), Traction Control Logic and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Exterior and Interior – Assertive styling and well-appointed practicality

The distinctive 2011 Outlander continues to reflect Mitsubishi’s evolving corporate look. A dramatic front end mesh grille, hood and fenders reflect the shark nose design originally inspired by jet fighter air intakes. A stylish rear quarter panel fascia, headlamps and outer door mirrors complete the look. XLS models also feature a chrome surround on the mesh grille, as well as attractive, seven spoke, 18 inch alloy wheels.

Outlander offers ample room for five or seven in LS and XLS models, which feature a standard underfloor, stowable compact third row seat that folds flat into the floor when not needed. The five seat ES models have an under floor storage compartment. The second row seat moves fore and aft to optimize passenger room in the LS and XLS, and features 60/40 split fold-and-tumble seat backs that expand cargo capacity. Additionally, the second row seatbacks recline. Another segment first is Outlander’s flap-fold tailgate, which easily folds out for loading large packages. Moreover, when lowered, the tailgate can serve as a seat, with a capacity of 200 kg (440 lbs). Overall cargo volume behind the front seats measures 2056 litres (72.6 cu. ft.). With the second row seats up, cargo room measures 1025 litres (36.2 cu. ft.), and 422 litres (14.9 cu. ft.) behind the third row seats on LS and XLS models. ES models can tow up to 680 kg or 1500 lbs, while the LS and XLS, which feature the V6 engine, an increased capacity radiator, and an automatic transmission cooler can tow up to 1,588 kg or 3500 lbs.

Comfort & Convenience

Outlander standard equipment includes: New for 2011 – Bluetooth® 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB input with voice control (artist, album, playlist or genre) • illuminated vanity mirrors • intelligent washer • short pole antenna • heated front seats • rear cargo cover • 140-watt CD/MP3 player with 6 speakers, digital signal processor and speed compensated volume and equalization control; high grade seat fabric (ES/LS) • MP3/Auxilary stereo input jack • manual air conditioning • power central door and tailgate locks • power windows with auto up/down drivers switch • steering wheel mounted cruise control • steering wheel audio remote control switches • leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob • two 12 volt accessory outlets • anti theft engine immobilizer • anti theft security alarm system • ambient lighting monitor • cargo tie down utility hooks • remote fuel lid opener • FAST-key entry system with panic alarm (LS & XLS) • automatic climate control; leather seating surfaces; power adjustable driver’s seat; Sportronic® steering wheel paddle shifters; rain sensing front wipers (XLS) • 6CD/MP3 in dash changer (optional on ES/LS; standard on XLS – NA with Navigation package)

Optional Extra Cost Packages

Sun & Sound Package – Std on XLS, Pkg on ES 4WD and LS

  • Sirius® satellite radio with six months complimentary service
  • 710-Watt (max) Rockford-Fosgate Punch® premium sound system with 9 speakers including a 10 inch dual-voice coil subwoofer, custom 20 litre sub-enclosure, digital signal processor, speed compensated volume and equalization
  • Power glass sunroof with sunshade
  • 6CD/MP3 in-dash changer

Navigation Package – Pkg on XLS

  • 40 GB HDD Navigation which includes a10 GB Digital Music server
  • Real-Time traffic information
  • Diamond Lane Guidance system
  • Auxiliary video input jack
  • Reverse rear view camera system

Mitsubishi “10-5-5” Warranty – Best Backed Cars in the World

Mitsubishi cars and sport utility vehicles are backed by a comprehensive “10-5-5” warranty. The powertrain is covered by a 10 year or 160,000 km limited warranty. The new vehicle limited warranty is covered for 5 years or 100,000 km. Lancer Evolution, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart are backed by a comprehensive "5-3-5" warranty. The powertrain is covered by a 5 year or 100,000 km limited warranty. The new vehicle limited warranty is covered for 3 years or 60,000 km. The program also includes, on all Mitsubishi cars and sport utility vehicles, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance with free towing to the nearest authorized Mitsubishi retailer for warranty related repairs, for 5 years and unlimited km and an anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty for any body sheet metal panel found to have developed perforation (metal rust-through) due to corrosion in normal use for 5 years and unlimited km.

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