Saturday, July 2, 2011


Mitsubishi unveiled an all-new compact crossover utility vehicle at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Curiously, Mitsubishi's own press materials don't give it a specific name, but its widely believed to be called the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport when it goes on sale later this year. The compact crossover capitalizes on the bigger Outlander in style as well as nomenclature.

The exterior styling closely resembles the updated 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, but the Outlander Sport is more than a foot shorter, since there is no third row available. The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be available in front or all-wheel drive using Mitsubishi's elecronic all-wheel control. This gives the Outlander Sport moderate off-road capability thanks to user-selectable modes that include front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, an automatic all-wheel drive function and an all-wheel drive "lock" setting to help the Outlander Sport in low-traction situations. All models of the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual is available on ES models, while a continuously variable automatic transmission is standard on the SE.

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

Inside, the Outlander Sport again closely mimics the bigger Outlander, as well as the rest of Mitsubishi's modern lineup. USB is standard, and the SE model will also have a Rockford Fosgate audio system and navigation system available as well. Standard safety systems include stability control and plenty of airbags. On the efficiency front, Mitsubishi claims that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will get 31 mpg on the highway thanks to its aerodynamic shape and energy-saving technologies such as regenerative braking, which helps charge the battery without constantly using the fuel-sapping alternator.

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

Like most people on the go, you expect a lot from your vehicle. And as it turns out, you can have it. And more. The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander and exciting al-new Outlander Sport don’t just do more than you expect, they help you do more than you expect. Loaded with cargo space , either Outlander wil impress you with its versatility . But then, you ’ll be no less impressed by your own versatility as you utilize its convenient
hands -fre features . Likewise, its responsive power wil be al you could wish for . And so too wil be your own responsiveness as you access the advanced navigation system to find the best route through town .
So don’t underestimate what ’s possible in the right vehicle. Whether it’s the romy Outlander or the sharp Outlander Sport , you ’ll be amazed by its capabilities . Not to mention your own .

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

The al-new Outlander Sport ’s high-tech power plant ofers a variety of inovations that help improve eficiency and gas mileage . The pistons have ben coated with A special resin surface treatment that reduces friction, while a smart alternator and an electric assist power steering unit help reduce the load on the engine.

Powering Outlander Sport is an updated 2.0-liter engine that features resin-coated pistons and smoother surface camshafts for reduced friction and improved fuel economy. The dual overhead cam, 16-valve
engine produces 148-horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 145 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm. As with all Mitsubishi engines, it enjoys the efficient breathing of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control (MIVEC).

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

Available with our Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) are rally-inspired magnesium paddle shifters that offer real hands-on performance. Because the lightweight paddles are made of magnesium, they stay
cool even when outside temperatures reach triple digits. Shifting is easy; simply pull the right paddle to upshift and the left to downshift.

The Outlander and Outlander Sport ’s many technology features are so advanced , you might fel yourself advancing along with them. With amenities like hard-drive navigation , and voice -activated command of your phone and your music collection , you ’ll son be multi -tasking with the best of them. 40GB Hard Disc Drive Navigation System and Music Server The Outlander Series’ available 40-gigabyte navigation system not only offers ultrafast data access, it provides a wealth of useful features like Real-Time Traffic and Diamond
Lane Guidance™ that gives the driver High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane information, and points of interest along with directions.

The entertainment system is controlled through the sharp 7-inch LCD touch screen, where you can browse your music library. Complete with a DVD player and a digital music server, it holds as many as 3,000 of your favorite tunes. Additional functionality includes the ability to set the behavior of systems such as power locks and interior lighting.

FUSE Hands-Free Link System with USB Port Incorporating Bluetooth 2.01 technology, FUSE allows you to enjoy full use of your Bluetoothenabled phone and play music from your iPod or other MP3 player and USB devices, handsfree.In addition to more traditional controls, such as buttons on the steering wheel and on the navigation screen, FUSE also utilizes advancedspeech recognition technology when connected to the USB port so you can operate selected features with the sound of your voice. FUSE can recognize up to seven different mobile phones, automatically syncing up with contact lists from each phone that’s been paired with the system and keeping the lists private to each user.

Outlander’s many capabilities include a top-shelf audio system. The available Rockford Fosgate Punch premium sound system, with nine speakers in seven locations (including a 10-inch long-throw subwoofer), is driven by 710 watts of deep bass and crystal clear highs. Along with digital signal processing, the unit also boasts a sound compensation feature that automatically adjusts both volume and equalizer levels based on vehicle speed. And as if that wasn’t enough, the system is also equipped with SIRIUS Satellite Radio that
includes three months of prepaid service.

As if you needed even more cargo options with your Outlander, this roof rack from Thule gives you just that. Choose from a variety of available cargo boxes to match your particular gear needs. Flap-Fold Tailgate
Outlander features the only two-piece flap-fold tailgate in its class. It makes for easy loading and also doubles as a bench for outdoor activities, handling up to 400 pounds.

Available in five or seven passenger configurations, Outlander happily makes room for the whole family
and their assorted gear. Its 60/40 split rear seat folds and tumbles to unveil over 72 cubic feet of space.
And with the hidden storage compartment found on five-seat models, Outlander demonstrates it can keep a secret, too. Inner Beauty Along with a sharp instrument cluster, Outlander’s interior has been designed
with handsome seats, door and dash trim crafted from available grained leather with double stitching.
Available Third-Row Seating For groups as large as seven, Outlander offers an available third row of seating that conveniently drops down and out of the way when it’s not needed.

All-Wheel Control (AWC) is a philosophy that combines the electronically controlled 4WD system with Active Stability Control (ASC). AWC transfers power to all four wheels giving the vehicle superior driving
performance and enhanced traction under various road conditions. The 4WD system regulates drive torque front-to-rear with a network of handling technologies. Outlander uses an advanced 4WD system allowing
the driver to choose from one of three modes (2WD/4WD/LOCK) depending on performance preferences and surface conditions.

The anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and aluminum roof (which lowers the center of gravity) all work hand in hand to give the driver optimal driving performance and safety. Super All-Wheel Control Engineered to take full advantage of the engine’s power, Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) is actually a series of advanced technologies orchestrated to work in harmony. An industry first, the Active Front Differential (AFD), intelligently distributes engine power between left and right on the front axle,
while the Active Center Differential (ACD) intelligently distributes power between the front and rear wheels. Active Stability Control (ASC) helps keep the vehicle on the intended path when cornering, and the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) improves control and stability under hard braking. A mode switch allows the driver to select from “TARMAC,” “SNOW” or “LOCK”
settings for maximum traction regardless of surface conditions.

Continuously Variable Transmission One of the smoothest, most efficient drive trains available, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) operates on a pulley system that allows infinite variability between the highest and lowest ratios. Instead of shifting gears, it readily adapts to changing vehicle speeds and allows the engine
to remain efficient, improving both fuel economy and exhaust emissions. Sportronic Shift Mode Can’t decide between an automatic or manual transmission? Get the best of both worlds with our Sportronic transmission with adaptive shift control. Its clutchless “manual” shift mode offers lightning-quick manual shifting without that pesky third pedal. Shifting is as simple as pushing the shift lever forward to upshift or pulling backward to downshift.

Whether you’re looking for quick responsiveness or raw pulling force, the Outlander offers two strong aluminum-block engine choices that are more than up to the task. And with its amazing grip, Outlander’s available All-Wheel Control will leave no doubt that when it comes to power, you can handle it. Outlander XLS in Quartz Brown 2.4L MIVEC Engine The 2.4-liter engine is an aluminum-block power plant with dual overhead cams, 16 valves and MIVEC. This “long-stroke” engine produces 168-horsepower and 167 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4100 rpm. With a balanced torque to horsepower ratio, the responsive 2.4-liter engine provides confident daily driving power. Balance shafts, a system patented by Mitsubishi over 30 years ago to reduce engine vibration, help give the 2.4-liter smooth and quiet performance.

3.0L MIVEC Engine Outlander’s 3.0-liter engine is a brawny aluminum-block V6 with single overhead
cams, 24 valves and MIVEC technology. It produces 230-horsepower5 at 6,250 rpm and 215 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3,750 rpm. Along with the available towing package, this power plant can pull a trailer up to 3,500 pounds. 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Idle Neutral Logic Built to handle the extra torque of the
powerful V6 engine, the 6-speed automatic provides swift and sure gear shifting. And to increase fuel efficiency, Idle Neutral Logic selects neutral when the vehicle comes to a stop, reducing the load on the idling engine.

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