Report – 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander diesel coming to India next year

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 - 8:56am IST

Financial Express reports that Hindustan Motors will launch the 2014¬†Mitsubishi Outlander diesel next year. P Vijayan, COO of HM, confirmed that the company was working on bringing the diesel version of the ‘new model’ (the 2014 third generation Outlander that was unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show late last year).

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander had its public unveiling at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

P Vijayan said –

The company is working on the new model of the diesel version and will launch it in early 2014. It will be a more rejuvenated model and will be placed in the UV 4 segment. As Mitsubishi’s partner in India, we want to focus only on the utility vehicle segment and one can see more variants/models of Mitsubishi Pajero and Outlander going forward in India.¬†We will target corporate honchos, celebrities and software professionals [target audience of the new Outlander].

Mitsubishi Outlander discontinued in India
Outlander, Cedia Sports and Evo X were discontinued officially in India.

In the European markets, the 2014 Outlander is sold with a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine outputting 147bhp and 380/360Nm of torque (for manual/auto respectively). Transmission options are either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This could be the engine earmarked for India as well.

In the month of June, Mitsubishi went on a ‘discontinuing-spree’ in India. Models such as the Outlander, Cedia Sports and the Evo X were officially discontinued in the country. In 2013, the company sold an average of about 171 units per month of the Pajero Sport, which remains to be the sole bread winner for the brand in India.

[Source – Financial Express]

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4 thoughts on “Report – 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander diesel coming to India next year

  1. Guest says:

    Pajero sport is great SUV, far better than fortuner. Its a true SUV, super select 24d makes it unique. Recent upgrades makes it very attractive package.

    Automatic version is what I miss (6 speed automatic with super select 4wd) will make it deadly.

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  2. KD says:

    Its a pity that wonderful brand like Mitsubishi is struggling badly in India besides having a good range of Diesel products worldwide, the problem is right set of products for Indian Market, catch up with changing trends in india, nobody can forget how much mitsubishi Lancer was adored in India and still people have it with them. Now Since focus has shifted to Diesel engines due to manifold increase in Petrol prices, its time that Mitsubishi start coming up with Current version of lancer with diesel Engine with prices range between, 600k to 1000k, it has a potential to do wonders, but Mitsubishi has to do a lot before it can come back.

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  3. Kapil says:

    Mitsubishi needs to have proper price correction to sell their products. They need to be priced at least 2-4 lacs cheaper than their nearest rival to sell more than 143 units a month. If the Outlander is the 7 seat version and priced at around 19lacs then it will sell……..

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  4. Rahul says:

    Am I Dreaming?

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