Mitsubishi Outlander stands out in competitive market

Motoring

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Much more than a traditional mid-cycle design 'refreshing' that consists of minor aesthetic updates, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander at Kennedy Motors in Birr has been redesigned and re-engineered to stand out in the competitive small crossover segment with its powerful and dynamic appearance and refined driving experience.

Combined with Mitsubishi's reliability and safety standards, the 2016 Outlander is an unmatched value

The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander features a bold new exterior design, an eloquent yet functional interior space, and over 100 engineering and design improvements to the platform for better structural rigidity, ride quality and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with a host of excellent standard features and boasts Mitsubishi's new front design concept, 'Dynamic Shield'. This feature is inherited from the bumper side protection seen on generations of the Montero, providing unique protection for both the people and car.

The exterior design incorporates a modern and aggressive-looking redesigned front fascia, along with new redesigned front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights (all models). For the top-of-the-line Outlander GT model, new exterior features include power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights.

The 2016 receives a fresh design update to the interior incorporating soft touch features that also includes a redesigned steering wheel, a new Mitsubishi Multi Communication System(MMCS) navigation and display audio system and accent trim for the doors and dashboard, along with improved seating surfaces and headliner (all models) and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (GT model).

Additional improvements include a newly redesigned folding rear seat for easier operation.

The 2016 Outlander boasts improved handling and greatly reduced noise, vibration and harshness, along with increased body and suspension structural rigidity, for a quieter and superbly composed ride. Design improvements include redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, thicker rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, dynamic dampers on front and rear suspension and rear differential, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim (all models).

Another new feature is a new generation continuously-variable transmission for improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery (all CVT-equipped models).The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with advanced safety technologies including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The 2014 and 2015 Outlander are rated a "Top Safety Pick+" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to the optional Forward Collision Mitigation.