Mitsubishi’s new Outlander takes a bow at Europe’s premier motor show

Mitsubishi Motors is to debut its all-new Outlander at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 6.

The latest version of the popular 5/7-seat SUV - which has attracted over 7,000 New Zealand owners since it arrived here in 2006 - is expected to be eco-friendlier than ever, with fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels among the best in its class.

The new-generation Outlander will be sold first in Russia, in the northern summer, and is targeted to arrive in New Zealand in late 2012, with a choice of high-efficiency  petrol and diesel engines. Variants using Mitsubishi’s Plug-in Hybrid EV system will follow.

Depending on model, new Outlander’s advanced safety technologies include FCM (forward collision mitigation system), which brakes the car when it detects an obstacle on the road, and ACC (adaptive cruise control system), which maintains a safe distance from the car ahead, even in heavy traffic.