The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV sure has been a hit for the automaker. A key part of the business strategy for Mitsubishi Motors, the Outlander has brought the brand back into the land of profitability, and is setting up Mitsubishi for the next phase in its production. A part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, a recent conference was held by the Alliance to announce Alliance 2030, a new six year business strategy to revolutionize electric vehicles (EVs) and create a world of connected mobility. Currently, Mitsubishi is releasing next-generation variants of models in its current lineup, like the new generation of the Outlander for 2022, the Outlander PHEV, and the next-generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s all adding up to a mystery vehicle, and we don’t think it’s one of the Renault vehicles Mitsubishi is tinkering with for Europe. Making as much dough as possible before the new release, in case it’s a flop, Mitsubishi just released a Bolder Black Edition Package for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander…except it’s not all black.
Now just an appearance package, this is actually an all-new trim being added to the Mitsubishi Outlander lineup. It makes sense that the automaker would add a new trim in its second year as the best-selling Outlander model for years. The new trim is already being made available at dealerships nationwide, and comes with a few changes, mainly to the appearance. This treatment for the Outlander is what many automakers call a “blacked-out” package. The most notable enhancements to the SUV are black front and rear bumper garnish, black door handle trim, black side mirrors, and black headliner and pillars, riding on 20-inch black alloy wheels. Built on the SE-trim level, these appearance changes don’t affect the list of great features already made available to the 2022 Outlander SE. It does add dual-zone climate control and a power panoramic sunroof, however, so that’s a nice touch.
Still powered by the 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, able to generate 181 horsepower and 181lb-ft of torque, consumers can enjoy the smooth transition of gears thanks to the automaker’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). Enhanced with an electrically operated valve timing control system, cooled exhaust gas recirculation, and a mirror bore coating, the engine offers an improved fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Moreover, the driver has greater control with the addition of Mitsubishi’s new All-Wheel Control technology, a unique four-wheel-drive tech that provides drivers with six drive modes to fit their driving style and aid in unsavory terrain conditions.
It doesn’t seem like the blacked-out treatment reaches the interior cabin of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Already elegant with a splash of luxury, consumers can enjoy the many convenient and driver-assist features found inside. When it comes to seating arrangements and cargo, the 2022 Outlander offers 33.5 cubic inches of cargo space. Featuring an advanced 10-speaker Bose sound system with digital subwoofers, consumers have access to a suite of connectivity services available through Mitsubishi Connect. This could be the last vehicle not powered by Google software, according to Alliance 2030. Consumers also benefit from Mitsubishi’s advanced driver-assist system, MI-Pilot Assist, a collection of advanced safety features, including active blind spot assist, rear automatic emergency braking, forward collision mitigation, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a 360-degree multi-view camera.The automaker will be going through some real changes in the coming years, but the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue to be a winner. Come to Miami Lakes Automall and buy a new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV today.