Chal­lenger

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for gen­eral com­mut­ing or high­way tour­ing in fine weather and pro­motes fuel econ­omy.

4H full-time four-wheel drive pro­vides added trac­tion in in­clement weather, or when the road sur­face be­comes rough.

4HLC four-wheel drive high range with locked cen­tre dif­fer­en­tial de­liv­er­ing power equally to all four wheels will en­sure the Chal­lenger eas­ily de­feats most four-wheel drive tracks

4LLC four-wheel drive low range with locked cen­tre dif­fer­en­tial is the an­swer when the go­ing gets re­ally tough.

The first three driv­ing modes can be se­lected on the fly.

SAFETY

The Chal­lenger fea­tures a com­pre­hen­sive range of all-ter­rain driver aids, in­clud­ing MATT (Mit­subishi’s All Ter­rain Tech­nol­ogy sys­tem) which in­cludes Ac­tive Sta­bil­ity and Trac­tion Con­trol (ASTC), Multi-mode ABS with EBD, and diff lock.

In ad­di­tion, the all-new Chal­lenger fea­tures Mit­subishi’s RISE body construction for added oc­cu­pant safety as well as driver and passenger front and side SRS air bags and cur­tain SRS air bags.

As flex­i­ble and ver­sa­tile as it is stylish and pow­er­ful, the new Chal­lenger of­fers the op­tion of five or seven seats, with the third row of the seven-seater fea­tur­ing a 50/50 split. This gives the seat­ing ar­range­ments and/or stor­age area of the Chal­lenger al­most end­less flex­i­bil­ity and en­sures all oc­cu­pants travel in style and com­fort, no mat­ter what the load re­quire­ments are.

THE IN­SIDE STORY

The en­try level five-seat $44,490 LS Chal­lenger in­cludes 17in al­loy wheels (with a full sized al­loy spare), side steps, chrome ex­te­rior door han­dles and mir­rors, and roof rails, au­to­matic air­con­di­tion­ing, steer­ing wheel mounted cruise con­trol and au­dio con­trols, power win­dows with au­to­matic driver’s up and down, re­mote key­less en­try and cen­tral lock­ing, sin­gle CD player with a six speaker sys­tem, a leather bound steer­ing wheel, gear shift, park brake and trans­fer lever, a colour cen­tre dis­play and an au­dio jack for MP3 player con­nec­tion. The auto is $46,990.

The seven seat LS fea­tures third row seat­ing with a 50/50 split rear seat, man­ual rear seat air con­di­tion­ing con­trols, un­der-floor stor­age area and stan­dard au­to­matic trans­mis­sion and is priced at $48,890.

The lux­u­ri­ous five-seat Chal­lenger XLS adds nu­mer­ous pre­mium style fea­tures both in­side and out, with a full chrome grille, leather seat trim, power driver’s seat with slide, dual height and re­cline move­ment, colour keyed side pro­tec­tion mould­ings, pri­vacy glass, wood-trim con­sole and cen­tre panel, and cargo blind and cargo room net.

With ad­di­tional tech­no­log­i­cal fea­tures, the XLS in­cludes Mit­subishi’s Power Sound Sys­tem with eight speak­ers for pre­mium qual­ity au­dio, Mit­subishi Multi Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sys­tem (MMCS) with satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion, re­verse cam­era and video jack and hands­free Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity. The XLS also fea­tures fog lamps, head­lamp wash­ers and rev­ers­ing sen­sors as stan­dard.

The Chal­lenger XLS five-seat vari­ant comes stan­dard with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion and is priced at $56,990. The seven-seat op­tion fea­tures third row seat­ing with 50/50 split rear seat, man­ual rear seat air­con­di­tion­ing con­trols and un­der-floor stor­age area, with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion as stan­dard and is priced at $58,890.

LS Mod­els fea­ture black seat trim, with XLS re­ceiv­ing leather in­te­rior ap­point­ments. Dash­board and door trims are an el­e­gant two-tone black/grey with sil­ver ac­cent pan­els.

Avail­able in a range of at­trac­tive colours, in­clud­ing White Solid and op­tional metal­lic fin­ishes of Char­coal Metal­lic, Cool Sil­ver Metal­lic, Pla­toon Pearles­cent, Terra Rossa Metal­lic, Cham­pagne Metal­lic, Deep Blue Pearles­cent and Black Pearles­cent.

The Chal­lenger is cov­ered by Mit­subishi’s com­pre­hen­sive five year/130,000km whole ve­hi­cle war­ranty, backed up by its 10 year/160,000km pow­er­train war­ranty and a five year/130,000km road­side as­sis­tance pack­age.

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