Outlander Business gets 2017 upgrade

Mitsubishi has given its 2-seater Outlander Business commercial vehicle an upgrade for 2017, writes Trish Whelan.

The upgrade includes safety features such as reversing camera and rear parking sensors, as well as new convenience features like touchscreen audio display, rain sensor wipers and interior quality upgrades.

Exterior styling now includes shark fin antennae and chrome beltline mouldings, 16-inch alloy wheels, electric heated & folding door mirrors, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, auto wipers, silver roof rails, privacy glass, rear mudguards and a space saver spare wheel.

The interior comes packed with features a multi-functional leather steering wheel, front armrest, power windows, remote central locking with keyless entry, a touch screen audio display which incorporates radio, CD, USB and Bluetooth; cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth hands free with, USB port/iPod connectivity, dual zone air con, a height adjustable driver's seat, and a drive mode selector.

Additional features which also work in conjunction with the audio display are the reverse camera and rear park sensors, making parking and trailer connecting easier than before.

On the safety side, the standard list includes ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution & Brake Assist, Active Stability Control with Traction Control which makes for smooth accelerating and handling; Emergency Stop Signal System, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, multi-select 4WD (on-demand 4WD Eco & 4WD lock modes), seven airbags, and a tyre pressure warning system.

Outlander has been awarded a maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, thanks to the new adjustable speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, driver's knee airbag along with front, side and curtain airbags.

There are over 2,000 litres of storage space onboard, and the cargo area capacity to the seat back is 1341 litres.

This is an efficient 4x4, 6-speed manual, 2.2 clean diesel with 150bhp and 380Nm of torque which returns up to 5.3 L/100kms (53.2mpg) and can still tow up to 2,000kg braked and 750kg unbraked.

To achieve the 5.3 L/100kms, the Outlander's Auto Stop & Go technology called Cleartec and a new Eco driving mode engage features across the car that save on fuel consumption. The fuel tank can hold 60 litres.

The car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 10.2 seconds, has an overall length of 4695mm; GVW is 2260kg,

The upgraded Business Up-Grade pack includes leather heated front seats (€1,350), and 18-inch alloy wheels (€1,575) and tyres, as per the 7-seat 4WD Outlander. If both are ordered, the combined cost is reduced to €2,850.

VRT on the Outlander Business is €200, annual road tax €333 and it qualifies for low BIK.

Outlander Business 2.2 DI-D 6MT 2-seater commercial is available from €26,260 ex Vat or from €32,260 inc Vat, and comes with Mitsubishi Motors Ireland's 5-Year Commercial Warranty.

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