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History of the Mitsubishi Outlander | Peru, IL

Mitsubishi Outlander History | Peru, IL
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a midsize crossover that has taken its segment by storm. At just 16-years-old, this crossover model is one of the newer family-sized vehicles to arrive in the industry. Originally known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek upon its initial Launch in 2001, the model offered high ground clearance, a capable four-wheel drive system, and car-like fuel economy. Those qualities, combined with affordable pricing, advanced technologies, and impressive comfort launched the Mitsubishi Outlander to become the success it is today.

The Mitsubishi Airtrek launched in Japan alone for the 2001 and 2002 model years. In 2003, the crossover made its way to North America, effectively retiring the Montero Sport. In South America, the Outlander was known as the Montero Outlander due to the Montero Sport’s popularity.

The second-generation Outlander launched in 2006 with new powertrains, including an available V6 engine. In 2007, Mitsubishi showed off the Outlander Ralliart at the SEMA Show. The crossover received a refresh in 2010 and arrived with more upscale features than ever before.

The current model hit the market in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Since then, the Outlander has proven to be a comfortable, tech-savvy family crossover. A plug-in hybrid model debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and will likely arrive in the North American market in the new future.


Fun Facts About the Mitsubishi Outlander

Did you know that the Mitsubishi Outlander broke five Guinness Book world records within 24 hours in 2011? Records include the fastest driven square lap, most vehicle figure eights on ice in two minutes, and fastest slalom relay on ice. The Outlander also proved its capability and safest by driving the greatest distance in reverse on snow in 30 seconds and having the shortest braking distance on ice.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has maintained its stance as safest models for four years running. The crossover has earned Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety since 2014.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander can seat up to seven people thanks to its standard three-row seating.

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Peru, IL 61354
Phone: (815) 315-1227
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