Outlander gets tech upgrade
Mitsubishi has given the Outlander SUV an update for 2020, with improved on-board technology and a lower emissions figure.
Its CO2 output has been reduced to 169g/km from 196g/km, cutting the model’s first-year vehicle excise duty rate by £325.
Equipment levels have also been improved with the addition of a new eightinch infotainment screen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A rear-view camera is also included, while top-spec models get integrated TomTom satellite navigation.
The dashboard has been given a new look through a redesigned climate control panel, while the driver’s seat now benefits from electronic lumbar support. Meanwhile, the rear seats feature new padding and a Red Diamond exterior paint colour is now offered.
Trim level names have also been changed to bring the petrol Outlander in line with the rest of the range. The entry-level petrol model, starting at £28,085, will be called Design and gets seven seats, four-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and an automatic transmission as standard.
The top trim level is now called Exceed and adds leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera, LED headlights and fog lights, heated steering wheel and blind spot warning. Prices start from £30,385, with the car now available.
Order books have opened for Seat’s first all-electric car, with prices starting just below £20,000.
The Seat Mii Electric is priced from £19,300 including the government’s plug-in car grant, and the first 300 customers will receive a wall box home charger, home charge cable, three years’ servicing and roadside assistance free.
The Mii Electric is available in only one trim level with a choice of five colours: black, white, red, blue and silver. Exterior equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, dark-tinted rear windows and LED daytime running lights.
Inside, there are heated front seats with cloth upholstery, leather trim for the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake and a chrome-effect dashboard. On-board technology includes Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a fiveinch infotainment screen and rear parking sensors.
Plus there’s air conditioning, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, comfort suspension and electronic stability control.
The 36.8kWh lithiumion battery pack should be good for 161 miles between charges, and can be topped up from zero to 80 per cent in about an hour at a 40kW fast charger.