Mitsubishi officially launched and began selling its compact SUV, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Indonesia a couple of days ago. The launch took place at the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, SCBD, Jakarta, by the Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) Gayu Uesugi accompanied by President Director of PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian (KTB) as the authorized dealer of Mitsubishi in Indonesia.
The interesting thing about this SUV is that this is the first passenger car assembled at Mitsubishi Indonesia and also the first Outlander assembled outside of Japan. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is assembled at PT Krama Yudha Ratu Motor assembly plant in Cakung, Jakarta.
KTB targets to sell 10,000 unit of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport per year in Indonesia, however, KTB will not export the car to other Asian market.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is powered by a 2.0 liter MIVEC light weight aluminum engine box that produces maximum power of 150 PS / 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 20.1 kgm/4200 rpm. MIVEC which stands for Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control is a proprietary green technology that adjusts the intake time for optimal performance throughout the rev range of the engine. MIVEC minimize fuel consumption at low engine rpm while increasing the air flow at high rpm for more power and greater performance.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a length of 4,665 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,720 mm tall. The car has a ground clearance of 215 mm can carry 5 people with ease.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport exterior is equipped with Super Wide HID Headlamps with Auto Leveling which provide better lighting and focus especially for night driving. The body has aerodynamic curves with matching door handle, side fender garnish and chrome belt line molding giving it sporty look. The outer mirror is equipped with turn lamp and electric auto folding. At the rear, there is a LED wide rear combination lamp with optimal lighting that not only looks sharp, but also can be turned faster, has more visibility and last longer.
The interior is designed for comfort for the driver as well as passengers. The seats are available in leather for the PX and GLS type and woven fabric for the GLX type. The three spoke steering wheel equipped with audio control and shift gear for the PX variant.
The premium entertainment system completes with audio visual system that has a feature-quality sound with 7 “Touchscreen LCD 2DIN DVD, VCD, CD, MP3, WMA, AM / FM, USB, Bluetooth & Wireless Technology.
The three variant of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sold in Indonesia uses the same engine, 2.0 liters 4B11 16 Valve MIVEC DOHC. The entry model is the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GLX 4×2 with 5 speed manual transmissions sold for Rp 289 million.
The other two models which are Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GLS and PX use CVT INVECS III automatic transmission. The GLS is sold for Rp 306 million while the top of the line Mitsubishi Outlander Sport PX is sold for Rp 325 million and has a panoramic glass roof.
The car is available is White Pearl, Cool Silver Metallic, Black Mica, Titanium Gray Metallic, Kawasemi Blue Metallic and Red Metallic.