Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited’s (MMAL) sporty and versatile Outlander has been updated for model year 2012 with two- and four-wheel drive variants receiving various safety and styling upgrades. The entire Outlander range is now available with reversing camera and reversing sensors, boosting the Outlander’s functionality and safety.

The Outlander LS two- and four-wheel drive variants get a fresh look with the addition of chrome front grille ring and body colour door handles. The interior has also been upgraded with leather-look dash and door trims, new seat trims and the clever warm/cool box which allows you to keep drinks at the right temperature in the upper glove box.

The 2012 two- and four-wheel drive Outlander LS also comes with an optional Convenience Pack which includes reversing sensors, Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free phone system with steering wheel controls and reversing camera, available for a retail price of $970. The camera monitor appears in the rear-view electro-chromatic mirror automatically when reverse gear is engaged, improving driver visibility.

In addition to the previous LS improvements, the LS four-wheel drive seven-seat model also receives Bluetooth 2.0 for increased cabin convenience along with reversing sensors and an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror with camera monitor.

The sporty XLS Outlander has been enhanced with partial leather seat trim, body colour door handles and a rear-view camera monitor in the electro-chromatic mirror to provide greater driver visibility.

The premium VR Outlander is now even more comfortable thanks to the inclusion of Bluetooth 2.0, while driver visibility has been enhanced with the addition of the electro-chromatic rear-view mirror with reversing camera. The handy warm/cool box has also been included in the VR’s upgrades, along with chrome front grille ring, leather-look dash and door trim, new seat trim and body colour door handles.

MMAL’s vice-president of Corporate Strategy, Paul Stevenson, said the refreshed Outlander delivers space, comfort and versatility across the 2012 range.

“The Outlander offers customers a sporty and stylish vehicle to suit their active lifestyle whilst representing great value,” said Stevenson.

The 2012 Outlander range is available with an economical 2.4-litre, four cylinder MIVEC engine coupled with a five-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission to provide up to 125kW of power and 226Nm of torque. Outlander VR and the seven-seater VRX provide up to 169kW of power and 291Nm of torque through the 3.0-litre V6 MIVEC engine with six speed automatic transmission.

With flexible seating for five or seven people, the versatile Outlander moves seamlessly between practical family car and sporty weekend adventurer.

The Outlander offers outstanding occupant and driver safety utilising the latest Mitsubishi safety technology. Standard safety equipment includes Mitsubishi’s RISE body protection along with front driver and passenger, side and curtain SRS airbags.

Available colour choices across the 2012 Outlander range include Red, Cool Silver, Ironbark, Sapphire Blue, Black, Effect Grey and White.

All Outlander models are covered by Mitsubishi’s 10 year / 160,000 km non-transferrable drive-train warranty, five year / 130,000 km new vehicle warranty, free five year/130,000 km Roadside Assist and Capped Price Servicing for the first four years or 60,000 km of ownership.

The Outlander LS, XLS, VR and VRX are available now at over 200 Mitsubishi dealerships Australia-wide.