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.
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.