Small car upgrade – so yourself a reason to talk.
However, a small company 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Motors has recently taken a great interest restyling: passes and five minutes to the Japanese something that is not altered in one of his cars.
And here it is – is a good occasion to have a conversation.
Constant striving for the ideal of the Japanese resulted in an updated crossover 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Exterior improvements are plain: slightly trimmed form bumper, grille and rear LED lights, added imitation metal plates on the bumpers, wheel arch extensions, plastic, wheels so refreshed design.
Personally, I design the third generation Outlander seemed at least strange.
Preceded with the prefix XL was tougher, with an oak interior plastic, but it looks much better.
Suffice it to recall grille, trapezoid (a hair’s breadth mask of Darth Vader) and refined, like a blade of a Japanese knife, stand back.
In addition, finally appeared at 2018-2019 Mitsubishi models in the same style: the Lancer , the Outlander the XL, the ASX.
Nevertheless, the new 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 began to sculpt a new leaf.
And if the sketch was impressive, the real car has caused mixed feelings.
Yes, he has the luxury rear lights with a bridge, it is quite advantageous to look from the perspective of the “three-quarters”.
But from other points it seems bloated and overweight.
According to market research, the crossover appearance in the third position in the list of consumer preferences.
First of all, the Outlander owners like the fact that the crossover is suitable for Russian roads.
Then praise the car and a roomy interior.
And if abused, then for noise insulation and level of equipment.
Third in the car owners like everything.
According to statistics, last year was a record for the Outlander – 26,548 pieces.
So many cars of this model has never been sold.
And the prices are nothing to do with: a more accessible ASX in conceded “Outlander” in popularity.
Statistics show that most of the demand comes from the four-wheel drive cars in the trim 2.0 Instyle, 2.0 Invite, 2.4 Instyle 4WD.
And if Invite a modest equipment, the Instyle with a price tag of 1.3 million rubles have leather seats, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels.
Most of the buyers – men in their forties, and many already had “Outlander”.
With such consumer loyalty could quietly selling crossover in the future.
However, the Toyota the RAV4 , the Hyundai the ix35 and Kia Sportage front.
Hence, there is room to grow.
It is not surprising that 2018-2019 Mitsubishi company more quickly, two years after the start of sales, updated crossover.
About the fact that the Russian love to ride not only good, but also on bad roads, the Japanese, it seems, are not suspected.
Many owners were unhappy with the fact that the suspension rate rigidly operates on the rebound.
I had to go forward: now 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 has additional spring rebound in the shock absorbers.
Well, what the buyer of Japanese cars do not complain about noise isolation?
“Transform” – demanding customers.
I had to do and this: was increased sound insulation hood area, engine shield, underbody, wheel arches and placed felt panel.
Now Outlander became noticeably quieter: at a speed of 130 kilometers per hour noise insulation is almost exemplary.
I can not hear no wind, no hum of tires.
After complaints of Russian owners of “Outlander” overheating the CVT continuously variable transmission equipped with an oil cooler.
And on the Outlander XL was, however, a new generation of Japanese crossover quietly dismantled the excess, in their view, detail.
In Russia, not hot, they reasoned, to the law does not allow to be dispersed over 130 km / h, and even then not everywhere.
The Japanese apparently had no idea how the Russian drivers are banned, and a long movement at a speed close to the maximum, as the time and causes overheating of the variator.
However, protection may work as before: it all depends on the condition and level of oil in the transmission.
Perhaps that is why a brand new crossover more readily climbs the hill, even with diagonal display.
Transmission after restyling has not changed: it is still multi-plate clutch in GKN drive the rear wheels.
The degree of coupling lock GKN selected using the button.
And the icon Lock mode with increasing speed for some reason and did not think to fade, although the regime itself, in theory, should be shut down automatically.
However, with good off-road geometry and ground clearance of 215 mm wheel-drive system is able to cope with bad roads only on the way to the cottage.
Inside, 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 is also almost unchanged: only changed material (for better), but everything else has been, and remains.
Three engine options – a “quartet” of 2.0 or 2.4-liter (147 and 167 horsepower, respectively) and a three-liter V6 rated at 230 power.
Crossover 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 with a two-liter engine, of course, is too slow – he gathers hundreds of endless 11.5 – 12 seconds (depending on drive type), and overtaking on the track should be planned in advance.
The modification with the motor 2.4 more cheerful, especially at urban speeds, but really good rides only the top version with a V6.
However, expensive Outlander choose only 5 – 7 per cent of the buyers, and about 70 percent are satisfied with the two-liter version.
But if for nothing has changed motors, the drive transmission has been slightly modified and became a little smarter.
Until this work is an electromagnetic clutch controlled by just a few sensors – wheel speed, throttle position and engine speed.
Now a lot more input parameters – electronics allows for the engine torque, gear selection, steering wheel rotation angle, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and deploy time.
Even in 2018-2019 Mitsubishi proud clearance of 215 millimeters (more in this class, only the Subaru the Forester ) and a spacious interior.
Beauty really comfortable: the back seats to spare, with the back of the sofa backrest adjustable tilt, and then just a huge trunk – 591 l.
In terms of driving style crossover 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 – the average car.
Not bad, but just average.
Nothing special: large banks, and the force on the steering wheel – which is a straight line, which in turns – is virtually nonexistent.
Automatic gear boxes are lazy, and even motors and provide confident traction in most situations, but not much else.
But in general, there is not enough change for restyling?
Yes a little.
On the other hand, these minor improvements – is not a sign that a poor company 2018-2019 Mitsubishi has no money for something more serious (although this option can not be excluded).
Rather, it is a sign that the Russian market is very important for the Japanese.
After all, quite fresh crossover Outlander 2014 rearranged exclusively to the needs of customers: the company held a bunch of surveys and focus groups, found the claim to the car and immediately made the necessary changes in the design.
And even if it did not solve all the problems, but for this attitude to customers – a definite rank.
Point changes made crossover 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 nicer appearance.
And along with noise reduction it is feeling better and more expensive car.
In this updated crossover almost went up – the price tag grew by only 20-30 thousand rubles, and the cost of a basic two-liter version has not changed at all – from 999 000 rubles.