Mitsubishi Preview Debuts in Tokyo

2007, Mitsubishi, Outlander Preview

The 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander made its production debut at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show in Makuhari Messe, Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The Mitsubishi Outlander is an all-new mid-size SUV. Mitsubishi says the Outlander is on a newly developed platform with increased crash worthiness and body stiffness. Mitsubishi expects that platform to be used on about 3 million Mitsubishi and Chrysler vehicles.

Outlander sports a brand new powertrain that mates an aluminum cylinder block 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic Control (MIVEC) engine to a new Sport Mode 6-speed CVT. MIVEC and CVT will offer fuel economy while MIVEC will give better fuel economy in city driving conditions without sacrificing performance. Horsepower is increased by 8 ponies from the old SOHC iron-block.

Outlander borrows heavily from technology nurtured in the Lancer Evolution series to deliver hard-hitting on-road performance that raises the bar for SUVs. Depending on the trim level, you can seat 5 or 7 passengers. Inside, it has an exclusive entertainment system developed jointly with American car-audio supplier Rockford Fosgate.

By Lou Ann Hammond

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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander at the Tokyo auto show
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander at the Tokyo auto show