Mitsubishi Outlander proves a worthy family friendly vehicle
THE FAMILY car has certainly evolved from when I was a kid.
The sedan was my family car growing up.
I recall car trips resting my elbow on the armrest, Walkman on, staring out into the cane fields of north Queensland.
My brother fast asleep hugging a pillow draped over the vanity bag positioned between us.
With every bump in the road, he would stretch out further across the back seat - eventually entering my personal territory.
Ugh! It was hell.
These days the family car is a lot more considerate when it comes to personal space - the Mitsubishi Outlander is one example that keeps true to this notion.
In addition to a spacious and comfortable ride, Outlander boasts elegance, luxury, safety, strength, power and versatility.
Outside its elegant look makes a statement on the road and nestling into the luxurious interior you'll find surprising features that will make every journey an experience.
Painful car trips can now be a thing of the past - unfortunately it's a little too late for the kid in me.
Whether it's a cruise through the urban jungle or a journey into the unknown, Outlander gives you the option to see it all.
Her smooth yet muscular exterior is nothing short of eye catching, while the 18 inch alloy wheels, chrome trims abd and LED daylight running lamps reflect Outlander's distinctive new-age style.
Outlander makes you a better driver no matter what surface you're on. Electronic Control 4-wheel-drive uses a variety of intuitive sensors to maximise the driver's control.
This advanced system has evolved so your intention as the driver is conveyed through all four wheels.
The driving modes are available to balance fuel economy and driving performance.
4WD ECO is your fuel-efficient mode, 4WD AUTO is your normal mode and 4WD LOCK gives you high ground covering ability.
Mitsubishi Outlander's new generation CVT with infinitely variable gear ratios allows the engine to always operate at the optimum RPM, irrespective of the vehicles speed.
This maximises power (110kw on 4x2 and 124kw on 4x4) and economy, helping to provide a smooth, stable ride with seamless gear change.
As you sink into your seat, you'll be surrounded by a sense of spacious indulgence, premium interior finishes including a piano black instrument panel and contemporary leather steering wheel that's standard across the range.
Kick back and enjoy the enjoyable features such as Bluetooth iPod connectivity, Mitsubishi's Multi Communication System, which lets you use your high definition 7" touch screen to control the system's audio, navigation and information features.
Dual zone climate control means you can regulate temperature for the drive and front passenger.
Mitsubishi Outlander has achieved the maximum ANCAP safety rating for 5 stars, so that you can rest assure your precious cargo is protected no matter where your Outlander takes you.
For more information or test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander, visit Tropical Auto Group today.