Thursday, April 8, 2010

NY Auto Show: Mitsubishi Sport Coming This Fall For Under $19,000

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, an all-new crossover utility vehicle, joins the Outlander family lineup with a 148 horsepower MIVEC-equipped 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine giving an estimated highway fuel economy in the 31mpg range with a price tag under $19,000.  The Outlander Sport features standard technologies such as Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Electric Power Steering (EPS), a comprehensive seven-airbag safety system, and a high-contrast LCD instrument display. Also available is a LED-accented Panoramic Glass Roof, 710W nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system and FUSE Hands-free Link system. Two trims will be offered in the U.S. market for 2010: the  ES with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or the premium SE with a standard sportronic ™ 6-speed CVT with magnesium-alloy paddle shifters.

SE models include a number of convenience features such as standard automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers and the keyless FAST-key passive entry system with push-button, One-Touch Start/Stop (OSS). Also available on SE models, the optional 40GB hard disk drive navigation system provides accurate mapping and lifetime real-time traffic updates with its 7-inch LCD display and doubles as a music server. The optional Rockford Fosgate in-car entertainment system has a full 710 watts of power and nine speakers for greater sound detail and quality. Expect to see the Outlander Sport in U.S. showrooms this Fall.