In Europe, Outlander is offered with a Mitsubishi’s own 2.2-litre diesel engine. This aluminium, 4-cylinder, 16v, double overhead camshaft, common rail, direct injection diesel unit belongs to the Mitsubishi’s 4N1 family of high-tech Clean Diesel engines. Using the MIVEC valve timing system, the engine achieves lower CO2 emissions. Low-end torque has also been improved by reconfiguring the boost pressure setting in the low-load range and by optimising turbocharger geometry.
When almost every carmaker in these days have a SUV in their line-up, it’s nice to know that there still are also some real off-roaders available. Mitsubishi Pajero stays loyal to its heritance and keeps on providing a real off-roading capability. Eventhough the styling has been updated a few times during the three decades of the car’s history, Mitsubishi Pajero is easily recognizable. Its off-road attitude is still clearly expressed in its design. The short bonnet, tall upright windscreen, low waistline, huge wheelarches, short front overhang and side-hinged tailgate with externally mounted spare wheel are all part of the Pajero’s traditional styling. The upright windscreen, huge side windows, large wing mirrors and high seating position are designed to give the driver a good all-round visibility.
Here is the perfect city car. The new Mitsubishi i-MiEV. i-MiEV is a plug-in electric car and it’s quite superb. It’s quiet and enviromentally friendly, drives smoothly and comfortably, can accomodate four adults, is easy to park in the city and most of all, it is very fun to drive. The elctric motor in the i-MiEV develops 67 horsepower, which sounds awfully little. But it also develops 180 Newton metres of torque, which is available instantly, right from the zero up to 2000rpm. This makes the driving with the i-MiEV very fun in the city traffic. Because the electric motor has a high torque output and it can spin 8000rpm, it requires only one gear.