Mitsubishi’s Indian partner Hindustan Motors Ltd would be launching the Outlander in the Indian market by the end of this year. It will be positioned between the Pajero and Montero and will be priced around 30 lacs. Thus Mitsubishi has ensured the Outlander will be a flop with the high pricing.
Mitsubishi has been very slow and incompetent in the Indian market thanks mainly to its partner HM. The Outlander was expected to be priced between 16-20 lacs. We are not sure what strategy HM is adopting but what ever the case be, we are not impressed. The Outlander will come with a 2.4 liter petrol engine which produces 170bhp @ 6000RPM. The SUV will come with a 6 speed CVT gearbox with paddle shifts on the steering wheel. It will be competing with the CRV but the lack of diesel won’t really help matters. It also has limited off road capabilities, so those who want to go off roading, the Pajero is a better bet.