2014 Mitsubishi Outlander At The LA Auto Show
Mitsubishi chose the 2012 LA Auto Show to introduce the new 2014 Outlander crossover. Mitsubishi focused on three key areas with the new Outlander. First was fuel efficiency. Mitsubishi engineers cut 200 lbs out of the new Outlander and gave it a more aerodynamic shape to reduce drag. There’s also a new 2.4L four-cylinder with a continuously-variable transmission which Mitsubishi claims will be one of the most fuel-efficient seven-seat crossovers on the market. Those looking for more power will have the option of a 24-Valve 3.0L V6 with a six-speed automatic. Second was the Outlander’s interior. Mitsubishi improved the materials and added new features to give the Outlander a more premium feel. Third was the Outlander’s safety. The 2014 model adds lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision mitigation system. Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (AWD system) is available. Autobyel’s Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Naranjo talks with Mitsubishi Product Planning Manager Melvin Bautista about the new Outlander.