2022 Mitsubishi Outlander: Inspired by Janese Culture, this stylish SUV is ready to go

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These days, you can find anything and everything on Amazon, including new vehicle launches. Just after Valentine’s Day, Mitsubishi and Amazon teamed up to reveal the 2022 Outlander. We first saw the Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 via Amazon Live and heard from the engineers and executives overseeing its development.

“This is the most important new car Mitsubishi has developed in many years because this is such an important time in our history,” said Takao Kato, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, during the unveiling. “It’s new in every way, from design and technology to the interior.”

Here’s a quick but detailed rundown of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.

I-Fu-Do-Do philosophy

While the styling is always subjective and you could say that many SUVs and crossovers look the same today, I think the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is elegant and pretty.

A little more than 13 minutes into the Amazon Live broadcast, the camera pans out to show the new Outlander driving on a winding road. As the sun reflected off the Outlander’s white diamond paint it was a reminder of why I loved the Eclipse so much in the ’90s. What I know seems strange given that they are completely different vehicles, the Eclipse from the 90s and the Outlander 2022. It’s hard to explain, but when I look at the new Outlander, I’m really drawn to it.

And that’s exactly what Mitsubishi is doing with the 2022 Outlander. The entire vehicle was presented according to the Janese philosophy I-Fu-Do-Dowhat inspired the Outlander’s “Bold Stride” design.

“In Janese, it means authentic and majestic,” Kato said of that I-Fu-Do-Do Mantra. “In this vehicle, we brought our technical know-how in SUVs and all-wheel drive control technology, which was adopted from Pajero and Montero and the rally-proven motorsport DNA. This new Outlander is our flagship. “

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Photo: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Engine & powertrain

Under the hood of the new Outlander is a naturally aspirated 2.5 liter four-cylinder, 6,000 rpm (181 hp), 181 lb-ft. Torque (3,600 rpm). The engine is connected to an eight-speed CVT automatic in sport mode.

Although the engine is small, it has several interesting technical and mechanical elements to increase its performance and efficiency. For example, the cylinders have a unique finish called a “mirror bore coating”. This gives the cylinders a more “polished” design (think smooth like a mirror). This ultimately reduces friction during the combustion process and leads to better fuel economy.

If you’re looking to dig deeper, the new Outlander’s variable tumble tax value is worth a mention. This system optimizes the air-fuel mixture to lower emissions, lower fuel consumption and improve acceleration. The Outlander engine also uses a cooled external exhaust gas recirculation system to increase efficiency.

Is the 2022 Outlander all-wheel drive?

Front-wheel drive is standard, although Mitsubishi’s super all-wheel drive control system (i.e. all-wheel drive) is available. The super all-wheel drive control system reduces wheel slip and offers better traction in the long run, especially in harsh winter. Plus, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with selectable driving modes to make it easier to navigate (or lack thereof) a wide variety of roads.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with all-wheel drive. Photo: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

In the three-row cabin

The door panels and door panels cover a larger area in the new Outlander, which makes the cabin look more open. While this is not just an optical illusion, as the new Outlander is two inches wider and about an inch longer to accommodate a maximum of seven passengers. The enlargement gives the rear passengers more legroom than the previous Outlander. The seats in the second and third rows can both be folded down for a maximum cargo area of ​​80.3 inches.

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According to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander will hold three large suitcases (11.8 x 19.1 x 27.6 “) or four 9.5” golf bags under the rear tarpaulin. Of course, thanks to the standard “Kick-Motion” tailgate, the rear is much easier to access when you have your hands full.

Interior fabrics and colors vary depending on the equipment variant. The ES comes with either black or light gray fabric, while the SE offers a combination of black suede. SEL models get either light gray or black leather, but the SEL Turning has an even fancier semi-aniline leather. A rear parasol is standard in the 2022 Outlander, while a panoramic sunroof is optional.

The technical and connectivity functions available include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9-inch screen in the center, a heads-up display, USB-A and USB-C charging ports, wireless charging, depending on the equipment variant from smartphones and ple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want to go all out, you can even add a 10-speaker Bose audio system.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander interior.2022 Mitsubishi Outlander interior. Photo: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Advanced security features

Numerous enhanced safety functions are available for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, including additional cruise control, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beam, hill descent control, forward collision warning and automatic rear emergency braking.

Mitsubishi Outlander warranty

The Outlander comes with a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, a five year / 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, a seven year / 100,000 mile corrosion warranty, and a five year / unlimited roadside assistance program. Mitsubishi’s extended warranty is called Diamond Care Protection PlanThis extends the bumper-to-bumper factory warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles.

Prices & availability

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $ 25,795 plus a target fee of approximately $ 1,200. Further pricing information and details on the trim levels of the new Outlander will be released shortly. Expect the 2022 Outlander at Mitsubishi dealers* in ril.

Carl Anthony is the Managing Editor of Automoblog and a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Society of Automotive Historians. He serves on the board of directors of the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, past President of the Detroit Working Writers, and devoted Detroit Lions fan.

Photos & Source: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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