2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Comes with Upgraded Engine

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is forgotten by many consumers in the compact CUV market. For example in 2014, Mitsubishi has sold 2,000 – 3,000 Outlander Sport in the US market, making the annual sales figure to be 31,054. Compared to the Honda CR-V, sold 335,019 units in 2014, the CR-V is more than 10 times popular than the Outlander Sport.

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For the 2015 model year, Mitsubishi decided to introduce an important enhancement, by introducing the 2.4L MIVEC 4-cylinder engine, producing 168 hp. This is a 20hp jump compared to the 2014 model’s 2.0L engine.

The same 2.4L engine, code name 4B12, has been used on the brand’s larger Outlander SUV for some years. It application on the 2015 Outlander Sport has 2hp higher output than the one in the Outlander. The 4B12 engine has all current latest technologies such as aluminum construction, continuously variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust valves; however, it does not incorporate direct fuel injection. This engine also has one unique feature compared to other competitors in the market: its exhaust manifold is made of double-layer stainless steel.

The 2015 Outlander Sport will be offered in two trims: 2.4 ES and 2.4 GT. See the below press release for more details including the pricing.

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  • New 2.4-liter engine produces 168 horsepower – 20 more horsepower than currently offered 2.0-liter engine
  • The 2.4l engine will be available in two trim levels: 2.4 ES and 2.4 GT

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has introduced a more powerful version of the 2015 Outlander Sport 5-passenger crossover that includes a larger displacement 2.4-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine producing 168 horsepower – a 20 horsepower increase over the current 2.0-liter engine.

With a starting MSRP of $21,295, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 ES features a black center bumper to visually differentiate this model from the standard ES trim level. The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT has a MSRP of $23,595 and includes additional features such as a power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, aluminum pedals, and exterior enhancements including a black center bumper along with black roof rails and outside mirrors with LED turn indicators.

The 2.4 GT model includes an optional GT Premium Package that consists of a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium sound system with 9 speakers including 10-in. dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control®, DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA-WIDE® surround, and Dolby® Volume; panoramic glass roof with adjustable LED mood lighting and auto dimming rearview mirror. The GT Touring Package adds additional features including leather seating surfaces and MMCS Navigation system with 7-in. high definition touch panel, 3D mapping, point-of-interest information and real-time traffic.

Every 2015 Outlander Sport model includes Mitsubishi Motors’ warranty – one of the most comprehensive in the automotive industry. Warranty coverage includes a fully-transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty; 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty and 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance benefits.


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