Mitsubishi changes Outlander offer due to supply issues
CONTINUOUS supply problems have forced Mitsubishi to change the specifications of its Outlander ES, LS and Aspire, and to increase the price of the Exceed and Exceed Tourer versions, without adding additional features.
For the three lower models, changes are thought to include one-touch window switching up and down to be available for the driver’s window only on the ES, while the power tailgate has been deleted on the LS.
The Outlander Aspire would have lost its 7.0-inch multi-information display, with analog gauges replacing the digital instrument panel.
The changes are the result of continued supply constraints and rising material, manufacturing and logistics costs, with Mitsubishi Motors Australia adjusting the Outlander from the 22.5 model year.
The decision has been made to optimize production and minimize supply delays for Outlander customers, and first arrivals of the modified range are expected in Australian showrooms from April 2022.
“The Mitsubishi Outlander remains the best equipped vehicle we have ever sold in Australia, with a newly developed platform and powertrain, bold and distinctive exterior styling and a refined interior with premium finishes,” said Shaun Westcott, CEO of Mitsubishi Australia.
“These changes to the Outlander 22.5MY specification ensure that Mitsubishi Motors Australia can ensure rapid production in these popular grades for our dealer network and customers.”
Increased material, manufacturing, and logistics costs also resulted in a $500 price increase for the Outlander Exceed and a $1,000 price increase for the Exceed Tourer. These models are now priced at $48,490 and $50,990 respectively, more on the road.
The high-end specifications of the Outlander Exceed and Exceed Tourer remain unchanged. The 22.5 model year Outlander line retains its five-star ANCAP safety rating.