Mitsubishi Outlander (2012–)

Model History

March 2012

Third generation Outlander unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

On sale in Europe from late 2012. Similar in size to the previous model, the 2012 Outlander followed a clear design brief where in true Mitsubishi fashion, key directions were for an “engineer’s car” with a “Solid – Safe – Simple” shape, blending substantial look with clean surfaces. Its 7 seat configuration with space for two small children in the rearmost seats continues.

High grade materials inside (padded surfaces, soft-touch finish, silver accents, gloss black appliqués…) gracing a dashboard designed for better driver concentration, including ergonomic steering wheel controls as well as high-resolution and easy-to-read instrument displays.

In Europe, the New Generation Outlander offered at launch the choice between two low impact engines (whether in 2WD or 4WD): 2.0 l MIVEC petrol or 2.2 MIVEC Clean Diesel (MMC’s own 4N14 engine) Depending on market, model, engine and specifications, Auto Stop & Go will be available, as well as an all-new 6-speed automatic gearbox.

As part of its novel technical package, the 2012 Outlander was also equipped with an “eco-friendly driving system” that notifies the driver when she/he is driving at maximum efficiency. Accordingly, the driver can choose to drive at maximum efficiency to enhance actual fuel consumption of the vehicle – availability according to model & market.

After the Geneva unveiling, the 2012 Outlander was launched first in Russia in summer 2012, prior to Europ (late summer 2012), Japan, Oceania, China and North America.

From 2013 in Europe, MMC also took advantage of the built-in possibilities of Outlander’s versatile architecture to add an EV-based plug-In hybrid powertrain - a fully integrated solution, based on MMC’s EV technology and making the best use of MMC’s extensive 4-Wheel-Drive expertise as well. When fitted to Outlander, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV system will allow for a range and very low emissions similar to that of the MITSUBISHI Concept PX-MiEV II (over 800 km and a target of below 50 g/km).

August 2018

Outlander 2.0-litre petrol launched

Powered by a 2.0-litre MIVEC petrol engine producing 150PS and 195Nm of torque, the new Outlander Petrol is equipped with an advanced CVT automatic transmission that offers the stepped shifting of a conventional automatic. For additional control and driving pleasure, there are also paddle shifters for a more manual control.

As with all Mitsubishi Outlanders, the new Outlander Petrol is also equipped with electronically-controlled 4WD as standard which combines with Active Stability Control to offer excellent traction and stability even in the most challenging of conditions. The standard Drive Mode Selector lets you easily select the most appropriate drive mode when desired: 4WD ECO mode for maximum economy, 4WD AUTO mode for normal driving conditions or 4WD LOCK mode for rough terrain or low-grip conditions.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Petrol is available now with the Juro version priced from £27,680 OTR and the range-topping Outlander 4 adds leather seats with electric driver’s seat adjustment, a 360° camera, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, blind-spot warning with rear cross traffic alert along with LED headlamps with LED high beam and LED front fog lamps. The Outlander 4 is priced from £29,680 OTR.


OTR Price (Aug ‘18)

Outlander Juro Auto 4WD


Outlander 4 Auto 4WD


January 2019

Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition on sale now

Mitsubishi has introduced new Black Edition variants of the ASX, Outlander Petrol, Eclipse Cross and L200 pick-up models. Black Edition versions are distinguished by their black alloys wheels and black detailing, and are only offered in one of three colours – black, grey or white.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition is based on the top Outlander 4 petrol variant but is enhanced with black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black radiator grille, black front skid plate and black door mirror covers. Along the flanks the door rubbing strips are also finished in black along with the roof rails and black rear skid plate. The interior is finished with a black roof lining and sporty “C-TEC” upholstery. The Outlander Black Edition is limited to 150 units and priced from £31,560.

October 2019

Mitsubishi Outlander Petrol updated

Enhancements for 2020 include a reduction on CO2 emissions to 169g/km, reducing its first-year VED rate by £325, as well as improved equipment specification including a new, eight-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, including Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility and a rear-view camera as well as a built-in TomTom satellite navigation system on top versions.

The climate control panel has also been redesigned for 2020, meaning the whole dashboard has a fresh look, while the driver’s seat now features power lumbar support and rear seat comfort has been improved with additional, ergonomic padding. The latest Outlander Petrol is now available with Mitsubishi signature Red Diamond paint finish as well. In line with the rest of the Mitsubishi range, the naming of the trim levels also changes for 2020. The entry-level Outlander Petrol will be the Design version and in addition to seven seats, four-wheel drive, an automatic transmission and the new eight-inch infotainment system as standard, it is also equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels; heated front seats; Keyless Operation System; electronic parking brake; electric, folding heated door mirrors; front fog lamps, automatic lights and wipers; cruise control, dual-zone climate control and privacy glass. The new top version, now called the Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed, adds leather upholstery with electric driver’s side adjustment; a 360° camera; built-in TomTom navigation; LED headlamps, high beams and fog lamps; heated steering wheel; power tailgate; Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and twin rear USB ports. The Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed is priced from £30,385.

What does a Mitsubishi Outlander (2012) cost?

List Price from £28,645
Buy new from £23,799
Contract hire from £296.42 per month