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Mitsubishi Outlander wait times: Australians face three-month wait for Tourer and Aspire grades

 

Mitsubishi is experiencing strong demand for the new Outlander midsize SUV which has led to three-month wait times for up-spec variants


The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is proving popular with Australian buyers, shifting 4337 units and taking 11.7 percent of midsize SUV market share since going on-sale in November 2021.

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.

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Stock of the flagship Outlander Exceed is thin on the ground

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.

What equipment does the Outlander have?

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.

Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 Swerve
Some Outlanders are in stock, so contact your local dealer if you’re interested

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.

Mitsubishi Outlander 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • ES FWD (5 seat): $34,490
  • ES AWD (5 seat): $36,990 
  • ES FWD (7 seat): $35,490 
  • LS FWD (7 seat): $37,990 
  • LS AWD (7 seat): $40,490 
  • Aspire FWD (7 seat): $41,490 
  • Aspire AWD (7 seat): $43,990
  • Exceed AWD (7 seat): $48,490 
  • Exceed Tourer AWD (7 seat): $50,990