Mitsubishi has launched an all-new version of its mid-size Outlander 4×4. The company will continue to produce a commercial version of the 4×4, which will be badged the Outlander GX1 4Work.
As with the outgoing model, the GX1 won’t be a full-blown van, but instead will have blacked-out rear windows and no rear seats, providing a 1,000-litre loadspace, along with go-anywhere capability. The new Outlander has a 2,000kg towing capability, making it superior to the majority of cars and vans and cheaper than most of the heavyweight towing 4x4s.
The new model has already achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and will be powered by a redeveloped version of the established and technologically advanced Mitsubishi 4N14 2.2-litre 16v DOHC diesel engine, which now produces improved low-end torque, superior fuel economy, class leading CO2 emissions of just 138 g/km of CO2 and easily meets the latest Euro 6 emission standards.
What’s more, the new Outlander will shortly be available in hybrid spec: although the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid PHEV official homologation figures will be finalised in a few weeks time, the latest data already confirms the excellent credentials with targeted CO2 emissions (weighted) of 44g/km, fuel consumption of a staggering 147.9 mpg and an electric driving range of 32.5 miles.
The previous Outlander was also sold badged as the Citroën C-Crosser, and both models were available in a commercial version, designated the Outlander GX1 and C-Crosser Enterprise respectively.