Mitsubishi is experiencing strong demand for the new Outlander midsize SUV which has led to three-month wait times for up-spec variants
According to Mitsubishi Australia, this strong demand is currently outstripping supply of up-spec Aspire, Exceed and Exceed Tourer trims of this three-row midsize SUV.
However, buyers who are happy with the more basic Outlander ES and LS trims that ride on cushy 18-inch wheels should be able to find one at a dealer, though as always stock levels and availability vary between states.
A Mitsubishi Australia spokesperson told Chasing Cars that there is “good availability of ES and LS Outlander, with no delivery constraints … Aspire and Exceed are supply-constrained. We anticipate new orders on these to be delivered by May.”
That means if you order a $48,490 (before on-road costs) Outlander Exceed Tourer AWD now, you will be waiting around three months for arrival – even after Mitsubishi reduced standard specification levels in an attempt to ease supply pains.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is available in a wide range of specifications with pricing spanning $34,490 to $50,990 before on-road costs.
The five-seat $34,990 ES gets 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable seats, a 9.0-inch central touchscreen, dual-zone climate control and 7.0-inch digital driver’s display.
Moving up to the LS adds lashings of chrome trim and roof rails outside and inside you get wireless smartphone charging and keyless entry from $37,990 before on-road costs from a front-drive variant (AWD adds $2500).
The two upper-spec models get 20-inch alloy wheels, with the $41,490 Aspire getting a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, 360-degree monitor and head-up display while the Exceed builds on that further with quilted leather upholstery and 10-speaker Bose sound system for $48,490 before on-road costs.
The range-topping $50,990 Exceed Tourer is a veritable pleather palace with two-tone leather upholstery and massage function for front-seat passengers.
Every Outlander shares a 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine developing 135kW of power and 245Nm of torque hooked up to a CVT automatic transmission.
The Outlander sits on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance developed CMF-CD platform twinned with the forthcoming fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail midsize SUV.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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